Tolerance of medication

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    I was diagnosed with ADD last year and started on ritalinLD 20mg. I was told to expect tolerance to the medication and I am feeling that now. I know that my dosage can be increased but this can’t be done indefinitely. What then? Where do I go? What can I do? I can already see behaviours returning that cause me distress. I won’t be able to speak with my psychiatrist until the end of May which I plan to do but what options are there? Will regular therapy help. I am emotional and concerned. This website has been a huge help. I don’t feel so alone. So far I have only been given medication but not therapy.

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    Penny Williams

    You may find that you don’t develop a tolerance to an increased dose. Or you may need a different medication.

    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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    That’s right that I used a similar resource. You can use a free therapist, many therapists need practice, and there are professionals who help for free, try to search it on the Internet.

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    Dr. Eric

    Tolerance doesn’t increase linearly forever… it generally will level off.
    Every individual is different.

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