For those of you keeping score, I just finished my first work week on 40mg of Adderall XR. And I finished it a tad early, because it’s snowing like crazy where I live, so I want to get home while the roads are still passable. I’m actually leaving the Miata at the train station… Maggie is picking me up in the 4wd.
So: what’s interesting about this medicine is, first of all, how much it’s taught me about the LAST medicine. When I first started Adderall (fast release), I became a smile-free superman, handling every task, folding every piece of laundry, cleaning every part of my office.
And when that effect starting wearing off, I thought the medicine wasn’t working anymore.
Now I know differently.
Adderall XR is much more subtle. I don’t feel RADICALLY different, yet I’m able to work at my desk for a couple of hours at a time. I am forgetting to eat, though. Have to work on that.
The thing is, I think THIS is what Adderall (fast) was supposed to do in the first place…. not the Superman thing. I wish that my doc had given me a little more experiential advice.
Anyway. VERY interesting evening with my son tonight. I’ll write about that later.
Love to all. Even you, the irritable woman who gets mad when other women are irritable.