I’m 24 and I was diagnosed with ADHD at the start of March this year. I live in Northern Ireland in the UK so getting that diagnosis was difficult and expensive as I had to see a private doctor. Since the diagnosis I was given a prescription for ritalin and left to my own devices. This has been quite frustrating because I’ve found out that I have this ADHD which has explained so many things that I’ve struggled with in my life yet I still don’t really know how to fix these problems.
The ritalin has definitely helped a little, I feel like it gives me a lot more ‘get up and go’ and it makes me want to be more productive BUT I still find that I can’t really focus on what I’m supposed to, my mind still bounces between ideas and gets lost down rabbit holes. Has anyone else on ritalin had this issue and resolved it? I’d also be interested to know if anyone feels that their medication works and how you feel it helps?
I probably need to discuss my meds with a doctor againa but there are none who specialise in ADHD in my area that aren’t private and I can’t afford to see a private doctor.