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Exclamation Feeling extremely tired on Ritalin LA - help?

Hello everyone.

Around 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with adult ADHD (inattentive type) and my psychiatrist prescribed me 10mg Ritalin IR to take 3 times per day. I tried these out briefly but could not stand the constant ups and downs, rebound as my doctor called it, these caused me extreme anxiety and made me feel exhausted and depressed once they'd worn off.

I went back to him and he changed my medication to 20mg Ritalin LA tablets, twice a day (one in the morning and another around midday). These tablets are definitely better than the IR ones, and I can say they have mostly been great. The positives are that I can actually hold down conversations with people without getting distracted, I am far more organised, I'm a lot calmer, no longer act on impulse and have much more motivation to get out and do things.

The downside to these tablets is that they are inconsistent. Some days they work excellently while others they make me feel downright terrible, making me feel extremely tired and fatigued, not wanting to do anything but lay in bed.

Can anyone tell me why these symptoms may be occurring, or has anyone had a similar experience? What can I do to prevent this from happening?

Ritalin has had a really positive impact on my life, and it would be perfect if it was consistent and I didn't have days like these from time to time.
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