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Another question. I listened to a podcast recently that said that adhd meds have to “build up in your system” for full effectiveness (over 4-6 weeks they said). Is that right? This was a medical professional talking but that was contrary to what I thought. Opinions on your experience?
Thanks for sharing that weisl. I did go through an assessment earlier this week, and was in fact diagnosed with ADHD, and much to my surprise, I was told I have the hyperactivity portion as well as inattentiveness. I took Concerta for the first time yesterday actually. It wasn’t quite what I expected. I didn’t feel like a buzz or rush of energy, but I did find myself sitting in spot in an uncomfortable chair for 4 hours working on an important document without constantly moving from place to place or noticing others around me etc. I got a LOT of work done, and actually enjoyed it. I’ve read that for most Concerta last 6-8 hrs, but it was pretty much 10-12 for me. I got a little anxious as I felt it wearing off, and had a difficult timing falling asleep, but I did eventually, so it wasn’t terrible. Do you mind if I ask what med you take, and how it was in the beginning for you?
Thanks artistofOCMD! Yes, I don’t have a psychiatrist (just see a family MD on occasion), but i did schedule an adhd evaluation about a month ago. The appt is actually is next week. I’m really eager for the appt because I’m so curious (and hopeful) that adhd might be a missing piece to a puzzle for me. Did you seek an evaluation and how did that go for you?
PS…is your son taking a med for the anxiety, and another for the ADHD?
Thanks Jmschu. I have an ADHD evaluation scheduled coming up in a few weeks, so I’m anxious to see what the doc says.