Okay. I’ve just jumped in with both feet here (Newly registered after watching ADD and Loving it on MPT the other day). When I was first diagnosed, the sustained release meds were still new and VERY expensive. I started on “regular” Ritalin. I felt the effects within 15 minutes. I was lucky. It was truly like turning on the lights. I’ve been on Concerta for the last 4 years.
I remember when I was a member on another forum that there was a lot of discussion regarding the anxiety crash from Adderall – folks switched to other meds with good result. It would appear, Quiz, that you are someone for whom Adderall isn’t a good fit.
It seems that doctors these days go straight to the sustained release medications, rather than using the short acting versions to first determine whether someone has ADD (do they still do that? “If meds help, then you’ve got ADD?”) and WHICH formulation is the best fit. Given that the short acting meds are much cheaper, it just makes sense.REPORT ABUSE