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Interesting post. Im on Elvanse too & while part of me feels it changed my life (it makes me so much more tolerant & calm) Im like you, totally un motivated. And I used to be very motivated at work. Ive never been so bad at housework & while Ive put that down to depression actually I dont think it is. Ive had no motivation to exercise since forever either, & cant go to bed early – its not good. Im on blood pressure meds too, so may be able to get away with welbutrin (I used to take it so have a stash).
Re Concerta, it does work slightly differently. I really liked Ritalin though of course it wears off super fast. Concerta XL could be a good alternative – though as an NHS user could be hard to get.
Good luck & do give the Concerta a try. You arent imagining your side effects & its worth getting it right.