New diagnosis – how to deal with medication

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      Hello everyone,

      I am a 30 year old woman and have just been diagnosed with ADHD.

      I have been prescribed Dexamfetamine 5mg x 3 per day. I am experiencing a real cloudiness/sleepyiness. I’m wondering if this is due to my brain finally experiencing calmness? All I can do is lay on the couch and I don’t feel line my talkative self. Any suggestions for a first timer? Should I increase my dosa?

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      Penny Williams

      Talk to your prescribing doctor about this. There are many possibilities of next steps but your doctor needs to guide that discussion.

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

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

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