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Devon Frye
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This reply was originally posted by user Mitzi McPike in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Hi Libra,

Being a hyper child and then seeing that hyperness turn inward by feeling anxious and overwhelmed on a continuous basis is classic ADHD. Just because you tried Ritalin and didn’t experience a relief in symptoms does not mean you don’t have ADHD. Your doctor is incorrect. It could be it just wasn’t the right medication for you.

I was fortunate as Ritalin was the right medication for me. Both my anxiety and feelings of overwhelm subsided quite a bit.

I wouldn’t give up on meds. It just may take a few tries to get the right match.

Good luck to you!
Mitzk