Can I feel the meds work

Clients and parents often ask me if I can feel the medication work. I can’t remember if I’ve posted about this before or not. Here’s the short answer: I don’t feel like a switch has been flicked, but there is a noticeable change in how I feel and my behavior. My Concerta takes 41 – 44 minutes to kick in. (No guff! It is that precise.) I’ve a sluggish morning… not really. I’ve already had one client, sorted laundry and run two load, and done the dishes. But after my client when my alarm for my pills went off, I wasn’t feeling doing more work. I crashed on the couch to watch a little Walking Dead. (Don’t tell me what happens. I’m a few episodes behind on the DVR.) I said to myself that I would watch few segments until I “felt like” working. Despite not being able to see the clock in the living room, when I got up to come back in the office and start working, it read 11:41. (41 minutes post-Concerta.) Coincidence? I think not. 

In addition to the fact that the medication does allow me to concentrate, I think the most important take away is that I wasn’t exactly sitting at my desk “not concentrating” until I was able to concentrate. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to concentrate. So I didn’t even try. Call it a break if you want. But, it wan’t avoidance or procrastination. From outside it might have looked like those things. The point is that if you are always avoiding sitting down to do your concentration heavy stuff… it’s probably because you know you can’t concentrate. Attention it self is probably the issue. 
I”m not going to edit this. No time! I hope is makes sense…

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