My husband has been on MANY adhd meds. None of them worked well and I'm also not convinced he took them daily for any length of time . The medicines that worked the best kept him from sleeping at night even when dose was altered and he took them in the morning. Some meds just made him very angry and short tempered which was horrible. I'm trying to convince him that medicine can help and is not the enemy but he is frustrated from trying. We definitely need a more methodical approach to tackling the correct medicine match. I don't go to the doctor with him. I think he gives up on some meds too easily especially when he is not sleeping instead of asking for a sleep aid rx (I know it's one more pill to take). I'm not sure how to help him without adding it to my list of "nags".
I'm reading that it's to use a medication monitoring form so you can track if the rx is working long term. It is suggested that both the adhd and non-adhd partner fill out the form. Has anyone used a rx form successfully? Any links or references would be wonderful.
Hi there, I think that is a
Submitted by Rob _ Sharon fr... on
Hi there, I think that is a good idea to track observations.
I use an app called 'MyTherapy' on my phone just to remind me to take my meds and mark if I do or don't take it. I'm not sure if you can put notes into it to track results, but maybe. If not, another app would have that feature I'm sure.
the right meds
Submitted by repeat that please on
The medical community has come a long way in the last 20 years regarding understanding ADHD in adults, thanks in large measure to Hallowell and Ratey. Many doctors still have a long way to go. Read, "Driven To Distraction" written by those two men. Hallowell has it and dyslexia and graduated from Harvard! He knows a thing or two about what we go through. It is, to me, the greatest book on the topic in general and offers many specific tools to assist us in receiving and implementing an overall treatment plan for our lives with ADHD.
It can take some time to figure out the right meds, sometimes in combination, and the correct dosages, but boy when they work, what a difference! It is worth the effort to get it right. There are inexpensive, very safe meds that take the edge off folks who have trouble sleeping. Even the right stimulant taken at the right times and in the proper amounts can help us to sleep; we will get worn out through the active use of our brains.