Is anyone on a low dose of Adderall or a similar stimulant, and do you find it helpful/effective?

When I was diagnosed (at 20 yo) I started on Adderall XR and my psychiatrist essentially took a “keep upping the dose until you feel side effects” approach, even though I still saw some benefits at a lower dose. I’m currently unmedicated and am somewhat hesitant to restart, but feel I could see some benefit and better stability with the help of medication.

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I stopped taking adderall a year and a half ago (after 3-4 years of daily use) and haven’t looked back. The benefits just weren’t worth the side effects for me

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Following OP's experience

Diagnosed when I was 20 as well. Have not taken stimulants for a 5 years+ but started again this weekend and have been in discussions with my therapist.

I took 10mg this weekend and it has been somewhat helpful. But I feel like I’d get more effect taking a higher dose. Problem is, I’ve been experiencing insomnia as well. Decided to just remain at 10mg and observe what happens for the time being.

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Some options
1. Adjusting the dosage until you find the sweet spot
2. Switching to IR instead of XR
3. Different medication entirely

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