Re: I've just been prescribed Ritalin today
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.