zealousredhead Posted October 6, 2010 Share Posted October 6, 2010 Okay here's the situation I'm in. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD. I have been taking Concerta for approx. 2 weeks. Started at 27mg. And now I'm at 54mg. The question I'm asked by doctor is "Do you feel it's working?" or "Do you notice any improvement?" But I don't know what to say. My therapist has asked too. But again I feel like saying......sorta. But I have nothing to compare it to. Truth be told.....I don't really know. Yes, I feel more alert. Yes I feel a bit calmer. Not so easily overwhelmed. BUT while I'm reading or in class I don't feel like I'm 'getting it'. The information just isn't sinking in. Don't get me wrong. I do realize that it's not a magic pill. And I do have to put forth extra effort. It has always been difficult for me to learn. I have noticed that I can catch myself zoning out a little quicker. I'm not off in LaLa land for 20 minutes before I snap out of it. I guess I just thought that by being on medication that it would help me out more. That during lectures it would be like things just made sense to me a little quicker. But I'm not seeing that. And that I'm not fighting so hard to be mentally present. And that I wouldn't be exhausted by 3PM. Can someone tell me their experience with their medication? Like, how did you know that it was the right one? What should I be looking for? I'm supposed to check in with my doctor again. And I guess depending on what I think either stick with Concerta or try another stimulant. I just don't know. Am I expecting too much? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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