ADHD

Question
Posted by: C | 2018/01/04

Q.

Medication stopped working

Diagnosed with adhd (with pre-existing anxiety) and prescribed Vyvanse ~2 months ago, gradually increased dose from 30mg to 60mg. 60mg worked well for about 1.5 weeks and now I don't feel like it does anything. I know that the upper dosing limit is recommended to be 70mg, but with how ineffective 60mg feels, I worry even the upper limit won't help. Why have I built up a tolerance so fast? What other medications should I ask my MD about that may offer me better symptom relief?

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert
- 2018/01/10

Your psychiatrist should carefully review for comorbid conditions which may need additional treatment. Consider alternatives such as methylphenidate (monitor anxiety) or atomoxetine (be patient - optimum effect only visible over 3 to 6 months of treatment).

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