How Quickly Did You Get Medication After Your ADHD Diagnosis?
Did You Have to Wait for an Appointment Before Receiving Medication After Being Diagnosed With ADHD?
If it feels like your life is unraveling around you, there’s a good chance that you are suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Can’t focus on anything, always late for class or work, impatient with people and don’t know how to cope with these symptoms? These could all be signs of ADHD.
Don’t feel alone if you live with ADHD in the US; millions of people struggle with this disorder every day.
Finding the ideal medication for you and your body is key. A therapist or doctor can assist in finding this dosage that works for both of you.
Begin with a low dose of medication and gradually increase it over time – this process is known as “titration.”
After several weeks of titrating your medication doses, your clinician will know if there has been any improvement in your target ADHD symptoms. At that point, they can gradually increase the doses until there is a noticeable improvement and no side effects remain.
Once your dose is working well, your clinician can consider adding a non-stimulant drug like atomoxetine to your treatment plan. This will help alleviate symptoms such as excess energy and insomnia but won’t decrease hyperactivity or impulsiveness the way stimulants do.
Good news: many people with ADHD can be effectively treated without drugs. This includes helping to improve brain dysregulation, optimizing brain function, relieving or eliminating ADHD symptoms and improving quality of life.