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Where Does Ritalin Come From
Yes: Ritalin is a drug that belongs to the amphetamine class of agents. These can sometimes cause or worsen anxiety. Give it some time to see if it goes away but it is possible that it will not go away. Usually, if Ritalin is prescribed correctly, meaning if the patient truly has adhd, Ritalin leads to more calmness, not more anxiety. ...Read more
Will someone come up with some arguments about why we should use ritalin (methylphenidate) without adhd?
I take to ritalin a day that last a total of 8 hours. But i work late at night. Does that mean my ADHD symptoms will come back after 8 hours?
ADHD Meds: The meds for adhd are usually time dependent meaning stays in system for a duration then washout.Ritalin if you are taking the short acting will not be of much help if you are working late in the night.Discuss with your doc med adjustment or consider new gen long duration meds like Focalin xr vyvanse Ritalin sr, Ritalin sr , concerta, Metadate CD metade er, Adderall xr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concerta then ritalin for my ADHD make me less anxious and more calm but do not help me focus. They also make me even more sluggish. How come ?
Comorbidities: You may have comorbidities with the adhd. These could include dyssomnia, insomnia, workplace dyssomnia, anxiety disorder, depression, learning disability, among others. Methylphenidate may not be the medication that works best for you. Amphetamines may work better. Check with your doctor for adjustments to your treatment regimen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For anxiety I have been taking zoloft. Just recently i was prescribed ritalin for hyperactivity. My anxiety has come back at times. What do I do?
Can Ritalin/Adderall induce permanent hypertension? No pre-existing cardio conditions. Will I still have high blood pressure after I come off of it?
Over doing ADHD: Zoloft (Sertraline) is risky - seriously - w/ amphetamines. It's not likely to continue causing hypertension after you stop, but it's very threatening until you do. Consider CBT therapy to avoid the risk and learn skills to manage your symptoms. Withdrawal from these drugs takes time - plan ahead and protect yourself while you're still young. Middle age is not a good time to have high BP issues. B ...Read more
Complex: The same amount of methylphenidate is present in each, so the answer is 25 mg. But there are complexities. First, absorption and therefore bioavailability are dfferent. Medical experience says liquid is more quickly and completely absorbed. Second, the mechanisms of delay in release are different, but probably not fully predictable in effect. Practically, they may be very different. See the doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Or methylphenidate: Is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (with/without hyperactivity). In add pts, it has the effect of calming down their revving engine so they can concentrate more effectively, complete tasks, not be in constant motion. It's a controlled substance which requires a special prescription in many states. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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