Hello everybody, it's nice to meet everyone.
I was told by my GP I was "highly likely" to have ADHD(focusing more on the inattentive, some but few hyperactivity) as a young adult. I just don't know about this whole process and everything..
I started taking ritalin 10mgx3 a day, which seems to be the standard starting medication. It worked for an hour but would wear off, and after telling my GP he gave me a generic of concerta, and concerta generics have a history of not working after doing my research, and this one felt like I was taking nothing overall.
After 2 weeks of that I took some of my leftover ritalin pills and today was the first time it didnt really work.
Is it possible my GP made a mistake in his diagnosis, maybe I dont have ADHD? Is he testing me to see if I truly have it by giving me these kinds of medications? Is it normal for it to take multiple tries to find the right medication? Do I need to employ other methods on top of the medication so I can actually focus and study for once in my life? Can my doctor prescribe me medication even if I dont have it?
I feel like I dont even know what is normal anymore, everyone says they have ADHD cause they hate their prof and cant focus during lectures, what if thats me? But I also scored high on my doctors ADHD test and other online adhd tests, and everytime I watch a ADHD video for the most part I feel like they literally describing all my tendencies and I could really really relate to them which was what prompted me to talk to my GP about this.
TL;DR if someone with alot of experience could talk to me for 30 mins thatd be nice, Im just really confused
Thanks to anyone who read the whole thing