See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

TonyWhiting

251d

How do you know if your ADHD meds are working?

Top reply
    • Aaronb03

      247d

      I describe it as "the ghosts in my brain are shutting up" because as my meds kick in my mind stops racing, and i can focus when i want to.

    • Aaronb03

      247d

      I describe it as "the ghosts in my brain are shutting up" because as my meds kick in my mind stops racing, and i can focus when i want to.

    • Atheris

      250d

      You should feel something. Either being more present, or more energy/focus. Even negative side effects like jitters. If you feel nothing then either that drug doesn't work for you or the side is way too low.

    • ZeroMelody

      250d

      I have chronic fatigue issues and so one of the most clearly apparent things for me was being able to stay awake through the day! 😄 That being said, I am still definitely capable of sleeping whilst on them ... hmmm. Just keep in mind that it may depend on which exact medicine you'rd on. I take Vyvanse (lisdexamphetamines) and the difference I feel when once they kick in, which for me takes about 1.5 - 2 hours from taking them, is literally unmissable. I've heard much the same from others taking Vyvanse specifically, but other medications such as ritalin or dexamphetamines may be more subtle. Hope that helps some. 🤗

    • CrazyCatLady019

      250d

      Being able to focus is my number one indicator. The fact the I can get through my class work and exams without being distracted (most of the time) is like a miracle to me lol

    • Igglepiggle

      251d

      It’s hard to tell honestly especially if other issues are going on which is my problem but it can give more energy and focus to do a task, motivation basically to just sit down and do something however making that focus go on the right thing is difficult, for example you take the meds and intend to do your taxes that day but end up researching Egyptian mythology for 9 hours without really taking a break lol so regulation is another challenge, for me my medication doesn’t rly help me as I have autoimmune diseases that stop me functioning but I feel worse without them like more tired and stressed so I take them anyway

    • Sassyspancakes

      251d

      I feel more relaxed, almost like my mind is "quiet" but I can still function and do certain things. I cleaned my room the other day and was able to focus on just cleaning my room and not getting "distracted" by small things.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Alike health

You may know if your ADHD meds are working if you experience improved focus, a quieter mind, better executive functioning, and increased motivation to initiate tasks. It can also manifest as feeling more relaxed, being able to follow conversations more easily, and having a more organized living space. However, it's important to note that the effects of medication can vary from person to person.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion