I don't even know if I spelled it right. But I did read about it, I looked up so many medication's I hope I can remember. Seems as if most ADHD medications have "anxiety, agitation" as a side effect. That worries me since that is always present. difficult child and I wanted to address the anxiety first. But that didn't happen cause psychiatrist wouldn't do it. He insists on treating the anxiety with Strattera...But admits (in front of difficult child) that he doesn't think any medication will help him. So, what - he is a lost cause? I am SO angry still. But, difficult child looked on the bright side. He took the adderal and went to school about 10 am today after his appointment. He called at noon to tell me that he definately feels a difference and it is good. After school he stayed to retake a test. He woke me up when he got home to tell me all the work he did today, AND he took 3 tests after school. He seemed in really good spirits. NOW, I do not have experience with this at all. Any medication he has tried was either a bad reaction in a day (concerta / focalin) OR it has been a medication that needed to build up in his system. So my question to all of you is...Would Adderal work that fast? Or is it mind over matter and difficult child knows he took it and that is why he had a good day and did lots of work.? Would it actually do something that fast? And would / SHOULD he feel different? I didn't think he should "feel" different. You wise people, please let me know how this medication works. Even reading it doesn't help me understand.