While I have a hard time concentrating, I don’t consider myself to have ADD. However, I know that many people take unprescribed ritalin before tests, etc. to help them study.
Would taking ritalin help me concentrate, say, if I had to read (and absorb) a thesis, paper, etc.? It seems like it would be more suited to menial academic work than anything else.
What are the side-effects of taking ritaling occasionally (say, once or twice a week from a prescription intended for thrice-daily use for ADHD)?
No preaching. Dope only, please (testimonials welcome).