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Old 12-08-15, 05:37 PM
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Is the medicine suppose to feel like this? (day 4)

Ok, so I recently started taking medicine last saturday. Vyvanse, 30mg in the morning. The first day was, strange, I would feel it in waves, and the side effects worse (dry mouth, hot ears). However I was so much more calm, like that how I could tell the medicine was working, I was just calm. I got a lot of stuff done that day.But it would come in waves, like I would suddenly realize I was really calm and able to focus, and the "itch" to go do other stuff instead of sitting and working on whatever I was doing would vanish, only to return a little later.
Day 2 was better It didn't really hit me in waves as much. I worked on a lot of music stuff, Im a musician but practice has always been an issue because its hard to focus, but I was able to work on a lot of stuff really well day 1,2, and 3.
Day 3, no side effects other than dry mouth, could focus pretty well but it seemed to wear off faster and not have as much of an effect.
Day 4 (today). I took it this morning, and while I feel slightly better I'm still not really able to focus. Ive been working on a guitar riff but I keep getting ****** because I can't sit down and focus on it like I need to be able to. I take the medicine as soon as I get up which is normally sometime between 9 and 10:30, and Ive noticed the medicine peaks around 2-4 sometime, and then wears off by 6-9 at night. Effectively I only get an hour or 2 of really good concentration, which today I'm not getting really at all.
I know the first week your body acclimates, and its never as good as the first day, but is it suppose to be like this? Even the first day it didn't really "fix" the problem, so much as just lesson it to a degree where I could function a little better.
Normally the ADHD (inattentive) to me feels like this itch in my back. Its like, when I try to focus the itch gets worse and worse and worse and worse until finally I give up and try to do something else, where the process just repeats. the first and second day the medicine either got rid of that itch, or lessened it to the point where I could ignore it to do whatever I want/needed to do . Today, its like nothing, its like even writting this that calmness is gone. My head isn't as noisy but whenever I try to FOCUS on something I can't seem to do it.
Like for guitar, this is what you have to do. There is a riff, I have to count out the time, while focusing on playing the right note at the right time, its somewhat tedious to learn a riff, but its muscle memory and thats just the only way to do it and get better. The last few days, Ive been able to do that no problem, today? I can't sit and get past the first couple notes, its driving me nuts.
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