I am 32 years old and have been prescribed ritalin for the first time to help with ADD. My doc said to take 30mg split up into 2 doses, once in the morning before breakfast and once before dinner. I am still not seeing a change. Should I be taking more?

If you are not seeing a

If you are not seeing a medical advantage then this is something you should mention to your physician. It might not be safe to just to start taking more.

You shouldn't start taking

You shouldn't start taking more on your own, but you should talk to your doctor about the fact that you don't think you're seeing a change. You might want to ask your family or friends if they're noticing a change in you--maybe there are things you aren't noticing.

Did your doctor talk to you about the changes you should be expecting? I'm surprised that he or she didn't schedule a follow-up appointment to see how things were working out for you. I would recommend that whenever you start a brand-new, long-term medication you should ask for a follow-up appointment to discuss any concerns you have. You can always call and cancel it if things are fine. Was this prescribed by a GP? Most psychiatrists will automatically schedule a follow-up to evaluate your progress and reactions to the medication.

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