I’m in my second week of taking Adderall, 10mg. I understand what you are saying about the ‘crash’. I started taking it with breakfast at 0630. Felt pretty good, got more than expected done at work, then in the afternoon, around 2pm, felt like a zombie. It’s been hard to focus (vision), and felt very lethargic. When I get home at night, I have the slight headache and want to melt into the couch. Last night it took me two hours of tossing and turning to finally go to sleep. Usually, I’m asleep as soon as my head hits the bed.
I go back to the doc on Monday and will discuss my symptoms with her. I’ve only tried Strattera in the past and that was a huge bust for side effects with no help for ADD. I will ask about the methylphenidate option and see what she says.
Just wanted you to know, your symptoms are not in your head and yes…they are real and I have them too.
Keep me posted on what you learn.