There is no clear explanation on why certain medications that work initially stop working. But a common strategy is to increase the dosage slowly until the desired effect is achieved.
It is important that you and your psychiatrist also review the diagnosis. Adderall is not prescribed for poor study habits, but for Attention Deficit Disorder, which may interfere with study habits. A review of the diagnosis will help your physician guide you to the best intervention, whether it is an increased dose of Adderall, or a trial of Ritalin, or another intervention.
You may want to re-consult your physician and inform him/her your concerns.
OK, thanks! So, it is sort of a common phenomenon?
Right, I was diagnosed with add along with my ocd, but my physician advised on stabilizing the ocd first, and to use the adderall in moderation only when needed with schoolwork.
I have been taking adderall for my ADD. I am to graduate college in a week and begin work. I just took a drug test for my new job and I am concerned that the adderall will show up as only an amphetamine.
My question is how long does a 20mg dose take to leave the body entirely so as to not be present on a drug screen. I am aware of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but I just don't want the stigma of having failed a drug test for any reason.