My doctor wanted me to start out on a really low dose of Ritalin so she said take 1 pill the first day which was 5 mg. Well, I did get a little calming affect from it but it did not last long at all. I took another 5mg at lunch and it was like I had not taken anything. So today I took 10mg. I still feel like I am all over the place (mentally) what exactly should I be feeling? I know not "high" and I don't want to feel like that anyway, but I have no idea how to gauge whether the medication is working or not. She told me I would know within two days. So maybe after tomorrow of taking the 10 mg? Also, another one of my things is that I tend to hyperfocus, but not necessarily on the things I am SUPPOSED to be doing. For instance last night I got locked on to something that I just had to find out about on the internet and my DH got really mad because I wasn't doing stuff around the house. ?? Thanks for any help!!