How to do homework when ADHD meds have worn off?
I'm a Senior in High School, and I have ADHD. I'm on 27mg of Concerta (XR). This works pretty okay during the day, but by the time I have to do homework it's worn off. I take it at 7 AM, start school at 7:30 AM, and usually start on homework in the early evening (5/6ish PM).
This is when my meds start to wear off, and I start struggling more with trying to focus.
How do I manage this?
- MamawidsomLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
You and your parents contact the doctor who prescribed the medication and see what options they recommend. Some people do take a second, often smaller, dose of the same or a slightly different medication in the afternoon for just this reason. The second does is enough to get people through homework but won't keep them up all night.
- MercyLv 72 months ago
Common problem with ADHD. I'm sorry you have to struggle with this. See the Dr for a possible longer term drug.
- KAG 2020Lv 42 months ago
My doctor prescribed me a very low dose for the evening hours when it wears off. Only 5 or 10 mg, but it helped.