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Question Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

Good evening my fellow attention and rest challenged folk.
Its 11.15pm and my exam season begins tomorrow.
I AM FU**ED. My uni have been kind enough to set my exam at 4pm till 7pm (I have an extra 30 mins to complete and an hour in breaks for the ADHD) which t would happen to be
1) The funky concerta fail part of the day and the moment when concerta hands over its job to IR ritalin
2)The peak time in the day of my hyperactivity and restlessness
3) The point in the day at which my belly feels ready to tolerate food and makes life miserable until I eat

I wonder whether moving my meds around tomorrow may help or just knocking back 20 mg IR before the exam would be the best thing to do. I can't figure out a good timescale for meds and am ****ting myself about my ability to focus for tht long ahhhh. Any thoughts will be most welcome at this point, as obscure as you like I'm feeling desperate
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

I would simply move my meds around later so that I PEAK attention at 4-7pm.

Can you do this? when do you ordinarily peak with attention?
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

The middle of th night I'm a night owl..probably 11am midday 2pm latest as far as meds go its downhill from there as far as working goes :s
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

Hmmm, I would take your ER regular dose a little later. Then I would time the dose of the Ritalin IR to coincide with the 4-7pm exam. I think this is your plan already? Eat mid-day. Get some good sleep tonight and try to relax in the morning. And in the back of your mind, tell yourself YOU F*****G OWN THIS EXAM!
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

Aww thanks jiffy sounds like a plan to me..fuel up on sch2 drugs and sit the dullest exam ever EVER flory-powered by ritalin
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Aww thanks jiffy sounds like a plan to me..fuel up on sch2 drugs and sit the dullest exam ever EVER flory-powered by ritalin
Is there any other way to do it?
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

Hehe other than fluttering my eyelashes at someone and risking expulsion the answer to that is no
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

I picture that scene in Indiana Jones where the girl has "I love you" written on her eye lashes!
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Teehee I'd probably smudge it all over my face
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

probably true

anyhow, go get some sleep. Relax. And tomorrow, you will rock it!
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Re: Exams, peak hyperactivity and innattention and Meds

How did the exam go?
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Better than mine I hope.
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