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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?
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
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 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 caused me heart problems, migraine, tmj, high blood pressure, insomnia, addiction, weakness, breathing issue, confusion.How long is withdrawal?
Major side effects: As with all stimulant medications, there are three major side effects: decreased appetite, potential interference with sleep and increased irritability. The Concerta can also increase heart rate and blood pressure. So if that is an issue for you, they should be monitored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Negative effects: Among the side effects you may experience, excessive arousal, irritability, rapid heart rate, elevation of blood pressure, headache, reduced appetite, insomnia uncommon is psychosis and hallucinations. Be very careful about any other medications or substances you may take while taking concerta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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