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.

Top 10 Posts: ADHD Roller Coaster 2015

What do Adderall, empathy, dopamine, and Concerta generics have in common? They featured prominently among my top 10 blog posts for 2015. But even well into 2022, these posts remain relevant. Unlike real-life roller coasters,

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who decides who deserves ADHD medication
Medications

Myth #9: Medication Only for Severe ADHD

Myth #9: ADHD medication should be reserved only for severe cases. Who made that rule? Who knows. Sounds Puritanical. Or, in the case of hucksters exploiting the “ADHD Market,” marketing. You might have heard ADHD

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ADHD Relationship Support

How Adult ADHD Can Affect Driving

When I started researching Adult ADHD and relationships, way back in 1999, I found an impressive body of research on ADHD and Driving.  Researchers such as Daniel Cox, using driving simulators, clearly documented ADHD-related driving

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A-choo! IgG, Immunity, and ADHD

A-choo! It’s spring, and my husband is sneezing in the next room as I write. Is there a connection between seasonal allergies and ADHD? Maybe. You’ll learn more in this guest column, below, from Charles

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ADHD News & Research

Sound Off: Users of Downgraded Concerta Generics

  These first-person stories from generic Concerta users recount the dramatic and adverse changes they experienced—often not knowing why . This started around 2015.  Typically, those associating their devolved functioning with the different-looking “Concerta” pill

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Victory! Concerta Generics Downgraded!

The best news! The FDA announced today that the two approved generic versions of Concerta manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Kudco have been downgraded. It’s horrifying that so many people have already been adversely affected,

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