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Ok, so I took my first dose of Ritalin (or the generic type I guess) at 5mg and nothing happened. I was actually nervous taking it because I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t feel any different. The pharmacist was curious as to why I was prescribed such a low dose when she sees prescriptions for kids at 10-40mg. One can only surmise, as I have eluded to earlier, that my psych is testing the waters so to speak. The pharmacist did mention that it wasn’t “a quick fix”, and that the effects would take time on the drug to show.

I’m curious. Has anyone else started on a very low dose as well and if so, what was your experience? I guess I was kind of expecting a little more in terms of Wow! factor, but again, maybe it takes time..?