My meds are not working

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      I have been on 5mg of dexamphetamine for over a year, I take 2 tablets a day in the morning, five days a week. In the last couple of weeks I have really struggled to get any studying done, I will sit at my laptop for hours trying to study but I end up just driving myself crazy and feeling like I have wasted a whole day. I have been totally unmotivated to go to work which makes me feel very guilty. Is the medication not working because I have adjusted to it? I am also concerned that I am taking it too much and that I could get addicted. I am seeing my pscychatrist next week but I worry that she may not want to continue giving me medication since I have lost some weight, I also worry that she may think she misdiagnosed me as I also suffer with anxiety and depression, and she mentioned when diagnosing me that it very difficult to diagnose it when you suffer with these other conditions.

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    • #109262

      Actually, this happens. Don’t worry, consult with your doctor. And apart from medicines, do also some sort of therapies like Psychotherapy etc.. because it is also necessary.

    • #109270

      Hey mate, its great that youre asking. Im not a medical professional but, i will tell you, my phyciatrist is testing dexies on me and will meet next month and he can decide on whether i remain on them, tweak the doesage or switch to a better option and from what ive heard there are far better stimulent medications prescribed for adhd. IMO, The specialist should well educated on how our minds function therefore be willing to prescribe in accordance with the correct medication. If the specialist isnt helpful its very worth the time and effort to find one who will. Let us know how you go but if i dont hear from ya all the best and hopefully you find yourself back on track

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      Penny Williams

      You may do better on a different type of stimulant. 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.

      A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

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

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