I hope someone can help me. I was diagnosed with ADD/ Dyslexia about 10 years ago and put on 10 mgs of Adderall once daily.
It was a Godsend until a year ago. I switched to Adderall RX (10 mgs per day) and was fine until the last month or so. Now, I can’t seem to settle down. I’m not sleeping well and I find that my body gets really tired around 5pm but unless I take a sleeping pill or a Klonopin (which my Dr. prescribed), I’m up till 5am! It’s incredibly frustrating because my body is so exhausted, but won’t allow me to sleep.
As soon as I wake up, I take another Adderall RX. I’m fine again for a while but get physically worn out easily.
I don’t know what to do because I’m on the lowest dose available and I do need something to help me concentrate. However, I do not want to be over-medicated and fall into the “Elvis Presley” cycle of taking uppers and downers. I’m not bi-polar and have never experienced mania before. Help! Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do to address it?
As a side note, I have been seeing a therapist to address depression and PTSD. I’ve gotten remarkably better and no longer dissociate to the degree that I used to. Perhaps this has had an effect?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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