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Advise on handing long and irregular hours?

I'm about to start a job on a political campaign, which will mean long and irregular hours. I've gotten used to working a regular 9-5, and I'm worried I won't be able to perform well beyond that. I tend to lose focus and crash after work. I really want to do well, so that this can set me up for a long-term position after the election.

Does anyone have tips on how to keep your focus and motivation when you don't have a regular work schedule and have to work past the duration of your medication?
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Re: Advise on handing long and irregular hours?

Talk to your dr. about medication that will extend through all your work hours.

My psychiatrist offered to give me a non-stimulant for the evenings. Think that could work for your later hours. Or maybe your body can just handle the stimulants the whole time though I don't know about that. Talk to your dr.
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Do you take xr or ir meds?
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Re: Advise on handing long and irregular hours?

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I'm about to start a job on a political campaign, which will mean long and irregular hours. I've gotten used to working a regular 9-5, and I'm worried I won't be able to perform well beyond that. I tend to lose focus and crash after work. I really want to do well, so that this can set me up for a long-term position after the election.

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My psychiatrist offered to give me a non-stimulant for the evenings.
What ws it ?
Does it work on it's own or only with the simulant ?
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Do you take xr or ir meds?
I take Vyvanse (30mg) as my normal medicine and IR Ritalin as needed in the evenings.
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Re: Advise on handing long and irregular hours?

Mydasis ( if I spelled it right) it a new ADHD/ADD med came out last year and it’s supposed to last 16 hours. That could be an option
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