Medications

ADHD medication management at Gina Pera's ADHD Roller Coaster blog

Welcome to the Roller Coaster’s archive of posts about ADHD medications.

Perhaps no single area of ADHD creates as much confusion. These posts shed light.

Self-education is critical. But it’s far too easy to be intimidated—or, worse, to suffer from low expectations.

As an ADHD advocate and educator for 25 years, I’ve heard too many medication-gone-wrong stories. I believe you deserve better.

Self-education and self-advocacy are key.

My first book, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?, remains the only consumer book to detail a methodical approach to optimizing ADHD medication.

With ADHD Success Training Course 2: Physical Strategies, I offer step-by-step guidance on sleep and medication. The two typically work hand in hand.

Genetic-Testing To Guide Medication

But Who is Dr. Goat, Gina? Our Story

In case you missed it, my husband has ADHD. Diagnosed in 1999. He is also a molecular biologist with an emphasis in genetics. His former girlfriend is a neurosurgeon. But who connected his lifelong “issues”

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ADHD News & Research

ADHD and Obesity: Reviewing the Research

For years, ADHD experts recognized the link between untreated ADHD and obesity. As for weight-control experts and gastric-bypass surgeons? Maybe they missed the memo. Or, is it territorial protection? Let’s be charitable. Consider it one

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Mydayis from Takeda finally gets FDA approval. Triple-bead action
ADHD News & Research

Mydayis: Longer-Lasting Adderall

In case you missed it, there is a longer-lasting version of Adderall, called Mydayis. Many people report frustration with the current Adderall shortage.  I suggest that a trial of Mydayis would be worth a shot—and

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Strattera Savings Programs

Please note: The original (2015) Strattera savings program discount card has expired. If you can show financial need, you might access another patient-assistance program through the Lily Cares Foundation.  Learn more at Lily Cares. Two

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ADHD News & Research

ADHD and Nicotine — Historical Ads

Decades ago, I noticed a connection between ADHD and nicotine. For example, the adults in my local discussion group who had smoked cigarettes as teens and young adults reported the least “psychological baggage” from living

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ADHD Relationship Support

How Can Medication Help ADHD Relationships?

How can medication help ADHD relationships? Simply put, it can help reduce all the ADHD symptoms that challenge every aspect of life, including domestic life and relationships. Most people fail to realize how much ADHD

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ADHD drug holiday
Medications

ADHD Drug Holiday — Or Horror?

An ADHD Drug holiday, they call it. As if stopping to take ADHD medications guarantees a fun, freedom-filled break from tedious routine. On a recent trip to Hawaii, my friend John decided to not take

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Our Lost Weekend Without ADHD Meds
Medications

Our Lost Weekend Without ADHD Meds

Yes, for many ADHD-challenged individuals and couples, a weekend without ADHD meds can be a very big deal. This first-person story speaks to two common reader questions:   Is ADHD a real thing?  Do the

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