Attention / Library of Congress
Attention / Library of Congress

Were any of you prescribed concentration drugs? I was on one for awhile: a "wakefulness" drug. One morning, I took my first dose. An hour later, I was, well, zippy.

This was a very odd feeling. It felt like someone else has taken over my being. Someone who was more efficient than I was and had no need for pauses. In the background was the beat of a giant drum in a marching band.

I don’t take these drugs anymore. It feels too artificial and strange. Plus, I concentrate better now.

Do you have concentration stories?