My Forum Comments
You’re saying the exact same things my best friend’s daughter said before her diagnosis when she was in her twenties, which is the exact same thing I said before my diagnosis when I was in my thirties. It’s such a common fear among adults who discover they have ADHD late in life. Go anyway! On the very off chance you don’t have ADHD, you can still get help when you have knowledge. Chances are, though, you’re correct and you can get started with treatment. It’s worth it. You’re worth it.abbysmamiParticipant
Why would your doctor recommend you not take Adderall on the weekends? I take Adderall XR almost every single day because I need to focus on the weekends, too. I know taking breaks used to be the recommendation, but unless you have a side effect that requires it, I would insist on taking it daily. On the occasion that I don’t take it, I do tend to have a bit of a crash. It’s usually because we’ve planned on a lazy day, though, so it’s not a huge issue.
Also, my daughter takes Adderall non-XR because XR didn’t work for her. She’s a high school senior/college freshman (early enrollment), and we’ve had no crash issues because if she needs it, she takes it. There’s no reason to not use medication when you need it.