I recently started medication to relieve ADHD type symptoms (I am male and 36 years old). My phycologist and physcian told me it is hard to diagnosis ADHD until you try medication and see if it works. They say I have the classic symtoms:
Easily Frustrated and agitated
Inability to concentrate
Inability to control thoughts (racing)
I took several online tests and I bacically I said yes to everything. I don't like taking medication of any kind, but I have been battling these symptoms, as well as insomnia and stomach problems for several years. I am ready for any change. Anyway, I started on 20mg of Aderall XR three days ago. Within an hour of my first dose, I felt immediate changes. I am very hopeful but wondering if someone has more long term statistics/advice about this drug and ADHD in general. I searched the forums and saw nothing on ADHD.
The last three days I feel much more alive, full on energy, able to concentrate more, zero daytime sleepiness, and my stomach issues have subsided (a definate bonus)
The only downfall is that I suffer from insomnia and I take 100mg of Trazadone nightly. I can fall asleep okay, but with the Aderall I am up at 3:30 am, full of energy. I take the medication once in the morning, and it is supposed to wear off in 10-13 hours. Its only been three days, so maybe my body will take some time to get used to it.
Feel free to send me your comments!