29F. Was recently diagnosed and started day 1 of Adderall treatment today. This morning and day were amazing, but it’s wearing off and I’m back to my inattentiveness. Is this how it goes? Just a temporary fix?

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If you have just started, then take it easy. It's a journey to figure out how your brain and body respond to the new meds. Your doctors will have started you off on short acting pills for now. Once you are used to it, you can ask for the longer acting pills which smooth you out over the day. I used to take an extra short acting pill in the late afternoon to keep me going on long days. If you know you're going to to have to work very late, I suggest structuring your day (as best you can) to leave work that you think you can concentrate more easily on for the evening shift.

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Yes, that’s normal. If it didn’t wear off late in the day, you’d never be able to fall asleep. You could probably take additional non-extended-release Adderall late in the day if you need to work ~4 hours longer than extended release lasts

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Maybe play around with what time you take it each day. There’s so many factors that impact the effectiveness….like did you take on an empty stomach? After eating breakfast?

Also I was started on XR. About two years after that, I asked for a low dose immediate release pill to get me through afternoons. I don’t always need it, but it’s helpful when I do!

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