I had 3 good days last week on the Adderall XR, and thenI don't know what happened. I kind of don't think it was a placebo effect, because the first day I took 10 mg. I felt nothing, but when I went up to 20 mg. I immediately noticed a difference.
I will spend the next week keeping more careful notes. I need to make sure I'm eating enough (the Adderall XR killed my appetite, and although I was eating, I need to write down what I eat to make sure I am getting enough food), and I need to make sure I"m sleeping enough. I got GREAT sleep last night.. Dilara spent the night with her father, so I had the house to myself. She is sometimes a restless sleeper and I get much better sleep when she's not here.
I also seem to be coming down with another cold. I am sure that can effect my energy and stress level.
We also had a big storm front come in when I noticed I started feeling more poorly on the medication. It isn't consistent, but I sometimes do see a connection between my mood, my pain levels, and the weather.
I know it sometimes takes a while to determine the right dose or combination of medications to bring relief. But I started off so well and was so hopeful a few days ago, it is disappointing to see that it's not smooth sailing from here on out. My struggles continue....