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Why do you sometimes feel like your 30mg Adderall XR isn't working?

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βˆ™ 2008-05-13 17:33:50

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Does it not have that "sense of well being" feeling anymore? You may have developed a tolerance to this dose. It's common to need to have to adjust the dose of Adderall. A person will become tolerant to one MG amount and need a higher dose to achieve the same level of therapy. There is a point when the medical professional your seeing will decide with your help whether this is a medication that is working for you. Talk with your doctor. You may also want to try taking "holidays," as described in the PI sheet included with Adderall XR prescriptions. Essentially, a drug holiday entails taking a few days off from the medication, usually weekly or bi-weekly, in order to allow your body to lose some of the tolerance that it naturally builds over time to the effects of the drug. Before trying this, discuss it at length and in detail with your physician. He or she should be familiar with the concept and, if they are a good doctor, will be able to help you find the solution to the problem one way or the other.

Check your diet as well. Very acidic things like OJ and grapefruit juice can flush Adderall away! Also (recent personal experience) FOR ME... and perhaps others.....the anti-inflamitory drug Naproxin totally ruins the benefits of my Adderall, probably because of the acid increace:( No more Naproxin for me and I am going to tell my Dr. to warn other people too!

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