I'm kind of annoyed when I googled Ritalin all I saw that came up was people saying how much better adderall is. Why didn't my doctor just prescribe me adderall if everyone thinks it works more effectively? I just don't understand. Does anyone else take Ritalin and have any luck with it?
I don't remember where, but I read someone describe Adderall as more of a "shotgun" approach to ADD medication. Apparently it contains a combination of amphetamines while Ritalin is much more basic. If that's the case then I'd personally rather have Ritalin work. That being said it's going to take some time to determine what medication works for you and at what dosage.
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When you do try it, it may take some tinkering to find the proper dose. (Do ask your doctor's permission before taking MORE than prescribed, though!!!)
The correct dose shouldn't feel like much. When I was on the right ADHD medication, it just felt like I was having a particularly productive day. If it makes you very jittery, or keeps you up at night, you're probably on too high a dose. If you don't notice any improvement in focus, it's probably too low. The right dose varies a lot from one person to another.
Once you do find the right dose and medicine, then it's time to begin other treatments for ADHD. But one thing at a time.