I used to take two 20 mg quick release tablets of adderall a day. Now I'm on one 30 mg extended release tablet per day. I understand that the XR tablets only last for 8-10 hours. That's great for my work day but what about when I'm with my wife and kids in the evening? I find I crave caffeine to continue to stimulate my brain.
Should I take my XR tablet later in the day?
Should I look into more longer lasting medication?
Should I stick with the caffeine?
(classic ADHD question) Am I overthinking this?
Submitted by 1Melody1 on
My husband was somewhat recently diagnosed (though reluctantly). He agreed to try Adderall based on the doctor's insistence, even though he is still pretty much in denial that he has ADHD. He started on 20mg XR, but as you described, that wore off and on the days he took it, he crashed in the evening. The doctor recommended a 10mg "booster dose" at 5pm just to get him through those additional hours. I am not 100% sure if that 10mg was XR or instant release. It wasn't a solution my husband could stick with (he didn't take the medication daily), but to me, that solution suggested by the physician made a lot of sense so it might be worth exploring.