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Penny Williams

ADHD medication should ALWAYS be started at the lowest dose and increased only as needed. Your physician should have started you at the 5 mg dosage and increased incrementally, ONLY IFF NEEDED.

As well, there are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. If you didn’t tolerate Adderall well, it stands to reason you’d try a methylphenidate next, to conclude which type you should be pursuing.

Educate yourself on the types of ADHD medications and how they should be prescribed and used, so you know if your physician is on track, or if you need to see someone more experienced for your ADHD treatment.

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