25mg does sound like it was way too high for you. I’m 47 yrs old and was diagnosed with inattentive adhd, depression and anxiety. Over the past 5+ years I’ve tried many Rx combinations. My psychiatrist has lead me to believe I can only improve my symptoms 60%. I don’t believe that!! Right now I take 60mg duloxetine (Cymbalta) and then 10mg Adderall 2-3x a day (the XR is too $$).
A good doctor is REALLY hard to find that’s why you should really do your own research. The way your medication works has so many variables… your meds have to pass thru your body to get to your brain right so think about your gut health and metabolism. I’ve learned a ton from watching Dr. Charles Parker on YouTube. You could start here—> http://www.corepsych.com/adhd-medication-tutorial/
I feel like it’s a continuous work in progress to function.