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I take concerta 72mg and it always makes me feel restless and fidgety and i already have insomnia, but it seems to make it worse. Is this normal?
My psychiatrist prescription trazodone 50mg for insomnia on 4/3. Still having a hard time sleeping. No caffeine, take concerta early am. Thoughts/what can I do?
Sleep medications: Continue to talk to your psychiatrist about what the medication is or isn't doing for you. There may need to be a medication and/or dosage change with your medications. Also consult a psychologist or mental health practitioner to help learn skills that will assist with your sleep (such as relaxation exercises and other good techniques). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx narcolepsy w/o cat 2yrs last 6 months experiencing difficulty falling asleep can I have insomnia too? Sometimes takes hrs to fall asleep rx:ritalin
Yes: You can have insomnia and narcolepsy. Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause difficulty with sleep. Please let your physician know. In the meantime, use excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ritalin (methylphenidate) caused me heart problems, migraine, tmj, high blood pressure, insomnia, addiction, weakness, breathing issue, confusion.How long is withdrawal?
Is it okay to take Melatonin (I have trouble sleeping) at night even though I take Ritalin (methylphenidate) LA as soon as I wake up?
A variety: All stimulants (concerta just one) have similar side effects. All are dose related and vary by indvidual. Most common are decreased appetite with weight loss, problems getting to sleep, and a slowing of height growth. Other side effects: increased nervousness, motor and vocal tics (if at risk), and rash. All are reversible. Concerns about serious risk to heart have been been debunked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: Most commonly, appetite suppression. This is generally dose-dependent & for many patients, not a problem. Sleep disruption can occur depending on dose/timing of med. Biggest concern may be irritability-- during or after dose wears off. But all potential side effects should be able to be eliminated, or minimized to the point that they are insignificant. If not, then a new med regimen is in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Concerta: Concerta is a long acting form of methylphenidate ("ritalin"), a stimulant medication that reduces core symptoms of add (inattention, distractability, hyperactivity, impulsivity). It works through Dopamine mechanisms in the brain. Possible side effects can be decreased appetite, insomnia, anxiety, but it is very helpful for many people with add to improve their daily function if impaired. ...Read more