Concerta issues, Gym issues, university issues!
This is my first post, I’m a 21 year old Law student at university in my final year, always been very bright and got top grades, but very disruptive, disorganised, hyperactive, etc. Recently got diagnosed with ADHD in December, I was very high on the scale and was told I have it ‘badly’ (not quite sure of extremes or right words to use etc), but my doctor was surprised it hadn’t been noticed as a child. I’m now facing a hell of a lot of work at uni, I’m on concerta but have found it quite hard. Firstly, I didn’t notice a slight bit of difference until i was on 72mg, and only noticed some difference, I’ve been upped to 108mg a day, which i know is the highest dose but have been consulted by two doctors who both believe i need such a high dose. I do notice some difference, but not massively, I’m calmer and less chaotic (don’t jump around like a child as much). However, concentration is still MASSIVELY hard, I simply can’t attend any of my two hour lectures, I start going nuts about 45 minutes in and get annoying for anyone around me. I do catch up at home often because I’m driven to want to finish my degree and find the work quite easy but have to do work in small sets and have breaks because of distraction etc. I’ve got crap grades my whole time at uni because work is not as structured, I simply don’t do it because no one is there to shout at me to do it! I went to a very small boarding school so was always kept on track very easily, I had classes of 6 people at most so I think this is why my adhd was never picked up as I was closely monitored to keep concentrated, and also because I’ve always been top of the class, (sorry to be big headed but its true) and ignorant people very ADHD as a ‘silly, naughty kid’ thing. Even now I am very aware I’ve gone completely off track of what i was saying!.... ANYWAY, the concerta doesn’t stop me eating but does make me feel very full for a long time, i still eat just as much but stay full for ages, which is very hard because I gym around 6/7/8 o clock every weekday evening and always feel like I’m going to puke, and often do, because my food has not digested yet, even if i eat three hours before, if i eat any sooner i pass out from feeling faint, any advice? Sorry that this doesn’t make any sense, this is a classic me adhd rant, but basically I need huge help concentrating and food wise! Thanks, lilymay!
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