Adderall Tolerance

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    • #59740
      Miss.Entropy
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      I’m 36 and was diagnosed with ADD at 29. I have been on Adderall for almost a year and I think I’m developing a tolerance to it. Has anyone gone off it for a while so they can go back on and if so, how was that experience?

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      Penny Williams
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      This link will take you to an expert answer to this exact question:

      Developing a Tolerance for Adderall?

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

      • #71909
        Livewire
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        I was on 20 mg for almost 7 years before I increased it 10 mg. Based on my experience, I would stick with the 20 mg another 6 months. If you feel like you are drifting back into some old ADHD problems, then it might be time to ask you doctor for an increase. What I will tell you is that I was on Adderall for 10 years and the absolute worst thing you can do is to try to come off your medication cold turkey. I am going on almost 5 years without Adderall and I still miss it every day. I don’t feel like I am the “real me” without it. So yes, unfortunately there is an addiction side to Adderall.

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