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Re: Best alternatives to Concerta? And another question too.

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g.laiya
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i think we all have that fear that we’ll find something that really helps us (and we tolerate it well), only to be let down later as it loses effectiveness.

i also have read about some people taking med holidays to avoid developing a tolerance to stimulant meds.but when i mentioned to my psych that i may do that – just take it on days i’m scheduled to work and times i need to tackle big/difficult projects at home – he said he didn’t think it was a good idea – at least not yet. he said i should wait until i’ve had a chance to learn new/better ways of functioning, develop good habits and such – and let them take root – and then i can play around with taking meds prn if i want. he said this will likely take at least a few years. not sure if that’s for most people or my particular set of circumstances though.

right now i’m taking the adderall xr in the morning, daily, and also have the short-acting version to use in the afternoon as needed for better coverage into the evening. this would probably be a good med to consider if you need to switch from concerta. but i’m pretty sure with any of the stimulant meds we have the same issue – risk of developing tolerance.

also my guess would be that you’re supposed to take the 54mg plus the 18mg together in the morning….or maybe he wanted you to experiment and see what helps you more, taking together or separately. best to just call your dr’s office to clarify instructions.

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