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Old 04-19-12, 11:35 AM
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How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

Hi guys I'm a newly diagnosed ADHD and my doc told me to try 5mg to 10mg to 15mg to 20mg and see which dose is best for me before I see her next time.

So my first day I tried 10mg at 2pm. it worked great but I couldn't sleep the entire night. Took one more the 2nd day and slept at 7pm after all that time.

Today I took 15mg after waking up. My concentration and activation seems great but I noticed my heart was racing and I recorded 120bpm after the 1st hour.

So... I was wondering to all my fellow adderall IR users, how many times do you take adderall a day, and what's your HR? what's normal? any sleep issues?
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

i take 60 mg a day in 2 doses of 30mgxr and my resting hr is never 120 the highest it gets is like the 90's
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Old 04-20-12, 03:52 AM
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

I take 10mg IR, 4 hours apart. My heart rat is normal. Not sure waht that is but it does not get elevated unless I am exercising or having sex.
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

so should i take a lower dose so my Heart isn't racing above 100?
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

I take 40mg XR per day with a resting HR usually in the high 70s-80s. After the Adderall has worn off, sometimes high 90s. There are days where it goes above 100 while wearing off or after eating a gigantic meal (usually first meal of the day).
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

Is it better to take a big dose in the morning and taper off in the afternoon or to spread it evenly throughout the day? Why do some people take say, 20mg in the morning then 10 in the afternoon? Is that simply to help with the crash?
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

4 times. But I have no idea on my heart rate and I've never figured out how to accurately count it. It feels normal to me.
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

60mg daily, 20mg Xr 3 times a day, resting heart rate between 89-96bpm.
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

hm.. I dropped back to 5mg and my heart feels quite normal. I think I will just stick with 5 and try 10 once in a whiles.
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Re: How many times do you take adderall a day, and your HR

It seems strange to me but when I take Adderall (IR, 15 mg 2x daily) my heart rate seems to slow down, or at least the racing heart feeling goes away. I don't know my actual resting heart rate, just going by how I feel physically, but I do plan to measure both that as well as my blood pressure on and off the Adderall because it seems the Adderall actually is improving both.
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