its hard to explain adhd medication to a neurotypical person because like it doesnt turn you into a superhuman it just channels your symptoms in a positive way.
we’re creative and passionate and able to hyperfocus (which we do constantly) without meds, medication just helps us to get past this like mental wall
adhd isnt about laziness or lack of drive, its about a huge mental wall and inability to manage your time and “get going”. Without meds it takes me forever to get out of the house or get ready to study not because i’m procrastinating but because ill wander around and like decide to do a full makeup look because i have no idea how long things take or how to manage my time, ill stay in bed for too long because im too focused on other things to get up, ill sit and stare into space because im daydreaming or thinking about a million things, when i sit down to study ill decide i HAVE to moe my desk because theres no way I can study with it in front of the window, ill spend 20 minutes looking for a certain pen because i need it to study and threw it in some random drawer last time i used it, ill search for a blanket because the texture of the chair is distracting to my legs, ill waste so much of my day literally just walking in circles (both mentally and physically)
oh and when we finally sit down to study we cant drown out all the things neurotypical people can. If theres a rickety air conditioner, bass from someone near me listening to music, people talking a whisper too loud, any sort of repetitive sound like a loud fan or someone snorting through their nose instead of just blowing it??? (snorting is literally the worst just get a damn tissue), people tapping their pencil or chewing their gum…. if youve managed to focus already you can try and use music to drown it out but if youre not in the zone youre going to have to move or give up bc your music will distract you just as much (not the mention the 45 minutes you somehow spent looking for a playlist)