Reasonably good article in my in box this morning from ADDitude. Most of which I’ve covered in previous posts. But, if you wanted to hear it from a doctor, here’s the link and some important take aways (if you don’t feel like reading the whole article.)
Some take aways:
- You don’t have to wait forever to go up. When closely monitored by an experienced physician, you can begin go up on your dose as quickly as 3 – 7 days.
- The ONLY way to know what meds will work for you is trial and error. It is highly likely you will need to try more than one.
- Stimulant dose is not based on age, gender or body mass. It’s really about how your body metabolizes it. I’m 5′ 6 1/2″ and take more Ritalin than anyone I know. It is what it is.
- How long it lasts is unique to you. (I have many clients who say that Vyvanse, for instance, only lasts them 7-8 hours, not the 12 – 14 that it is touted as lasting.)