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Penny Williams

Do you have any anxiety? My social anxiety makes it hard for me to focus and put together comprehendible sentences when it’s really ramped up. THere’s ADHD fatigue too, which is very real. When I’m on the spot in a social scenario with people who are not close friends, all the blood rushes from my face and my mind goes completely blank.

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There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. So it’s possible you might do better on a methylphenidate with this particular thing, or it could be entirely unrelated to your medication.

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