Ritalin to help me work

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

It’s illegal to take pescription durgs not prescribed to you. We’re not going to help you break the law.

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