Lately I’ve been trying to be more cognizant of my focus levels as they progress throughout my menstrual cycle because when you pay over $100 a month for ADHD meds you kind of want them to be effective. Obviously the level of efficacy a certain drug will have varies depending on your existing hormone levels which fluctuate greatly for women. During the luteal phase (the latter portion of the menstrual cycle) my focus is shot to hell (especially right before my cycle restarts), and it makes me mad that there aren’t more studies that focus on ADHD in women and how to help mitigate this issue. Also, it made me think about how I should really never take birth control since the pill makes you body enter a “false luteal phase” so it would be a terrible combination with the entire situation. The fact that there isn’t enough testing done on women is one of my major issues with the science/research community in general. I would love to change that.