View Full Version : Studying for finals and hit my first wall since starting meds

05-16-14, 10:48 PM
I am newly (six months) diagnosed ADHD-Inattentive type. Since I decided to go back to school after 20 years I decided to give medication a try. It has been life changing, I've been able to focus for the first time in my life and am actually doing very well with my studies. I take 5mg of Adderall XR daily and 10mg IF I need extra focus for studying.

This has worked beautifully…until today. I could not for the life of me focus for more than 15 minutes on anything. I kept getting distracted, was unfocused, and re-read the same content about 20 times. It felt just like before I started my meds. Has this happened to anyone? Could it be the stress of the upcoming tests?

I'm at a loss about what to do and getting worried about my ability to focus in the next several days. Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.