So a month and a half ago I was diagnosed with adult ADHD. My GP reluctantly put me on Adderall XR. He is a family friend for many years and also my mom's GP so he knows me well and after I had taken VARIOUS ADHD/ADD tests, he diagnosed me and knew that I was not there to get a script for all the wrong reasons. He did however, ask that I make an appt. with a psychiatrist to MANAGE my meds. I made what must have been 15 phone calls, and noone in my area was taking new patients. In the meantime, I went back for a check-up and asked my GP if we could add a second dose in the afternoon as my day starts at about 5am and I never make it to bed before midnight(work,kids,sick family, and broken dog). It seemed to be wearing off about 1 in the afternoon. He did agree to the second dose, but chandged it to Adderall IR instead of XR. I am now prescibed 20mg IR twice a day. It was perfect at first but now...it too seems to be wearing off. My son also has ADHD and I have been advised by his doc that he too needs to see a psychiatrist but in his case it is for possible bi-polar in addition to the ADHD. I now have an appt. for us both with the same psych., at the same time...unfortunately it's not until the very end of August. Now my problem and question is this, I have lost 26 pounds since April 20th, I have blessedly been able to fit my "once upon a time" marathon training into my schedule now that I can FUNCTION!!! It is absolutely wonderful to be running again! The problem is that I have lost so much weight but it's NOT just because of the meds, it's also the exercise and although he knows me, I am afraid to ask if he will change my doseage even though I feel like I need it. Also, I am afraid to ask him so that I know for my own sake, if the exercising is accelerating the weight loss or not. I am 5'5" and I weigh 127 lbs. I love to be healthy and active but I don't want to lose a bunch of muscle. The absolutely wonderful thing is that for the first time in my life, I feel in control of my everyday life, I can think, pay attention, organize, prioritize, and the little things that used to really set me off don't anymore. My relationships with my husband and my boys has benefited from my new found normalcy. Above ALL else, I DO NOT want to lose that...
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