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  1. From what I understand, RitalinSR is intermediate-acting (lasts up to 5 hours) where RitalinLA and Concerta are both longer-acting (like up to 8+ hours) Other than this, is there any other difference between the 2? Do you feel different on each of them? For me, with RitalinSR, the effect was fairly quick, peak action within 2 hours, but would wear off usually within 4 hours. The good thing though, was that I would get tired in the afternoon/early evening and sleep really really well. If I were to go on Concerta, would it wreck my sleep schedule?
  2. I've been taking concerta for 6-7 years now, sitting at 63 mg. I've been feeling as if it's not working as good as it used. It honestly feels like I'm taking a placebo that has a small amount of caffeine in it. I don't focus as good anymore, I personally feel like it isn't working. I don't know whether I should tell my pdoc that I need the dosage upped or if I should go on a different medication... I fear having to start on a small dose with a new med. Has anybody else had a similar experience with it?
  3. Though I came up surrounded by close family members who struggled with various mental illnesses, I wouldn't say I had an especially traumatic or even a really remarkable childhood, apart from the sporadic, sometimes episodic fireworks Crazy can bring. On the whole I had a pretty typical middle class upbringing, for which I am grateful. My older sister served as my introduction to the mysteries and miseries of mental illness. She suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and it was clear my parents despaired at her condition. There was much acting out, at least one suicide attempt that I am aware of, mu
  4. In the last four months I've moved from a Vyvanse/Adderall pairing, which was gradually making me more and more anxious, as well as leaving my heart constantly pounding, to a Concerta/Ritalin pairing. While I find the effects of Concerta and Ritalin far more smooth, I'm having almost the opposite problem with these stimulants than the prior ones. Fatigue. At first I thought I was simply sleepy, but when I'd lay down to -try- and sleep, I'd just lay there in a dozing lull. Increasing the dose helped somewhat, however this is still a symptom that annoys me. Feedback? Anyone? Buel
  5. Has anyone else experienced olfactory hallucinations on Concerta? It's been 6 weeks since my dose was increased and pretty much since day 3 I've been smelling cigarette smoke. And I don't mean "oh someone's smoking nearby" type of smoke, I mean "stuck in a ventilation free room with 8 smokers and Joe Camel" type of smoke. Sometimes it's so strong I swear my lungs start to hurt from breathing in all the phantom smoke. So is this happening to anyone else or am I alone on this particular crazy boat? Oh yeah, how the heck do I make it stop?
  6. Hi there! I'm a new member here as I feel this is the best place to seek our peer reviews on my medical status. For starters, I'll give a little background info: I'm a 22 yr old Medical Biology student about to apply to OSU's DO school and BEYOND excited about it. There are, however, a few obstacles to overcome. Growing up, I saw a therapist for unrelated issues that led to an IQ test in 5th grade trying to explain my failing grades through public school. What was found was an above average IQ that was bored with the monotony of the class room. As of 8th grade, I was moved to a tiny privat
  7. Hi all, I have been currently taking Concerta for the past couple of months... My doctor moved me up to 54mg last month, moving from 36mg to the 54mg made a big differnce.. It was like I was on a "drug", it did not make much difference to the motivation but it really really made me very anxious. (when I was on 54mg I would get panic attacks, ( about 70% of them were low panic attacks...) could of also been caused by sleep deprivation and stress.. Anyway, for the past 3 days I have stopped taking 54mg and taken 36mg instead. All the anxiety side effects are mostly gone... Now back on Fri
  8. I was recently prescribed concerta for my bipolar depression. I'm bipolar II and my depressive episodes have progressively been getting worse. My Pdoc has been trying everything and nothing seems to help. I am also a binge eater, only binging during depression. During my last visit on Monday he thought it would be best that we try a stimulant, namely concerta. Has anyone else tried this? Or any other stimulants for their BP depression?
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