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I think the Ritalin LA may show some promise. I started on a "monkey bar" project for my kid's swing set earlier this spring. I actually bought the kit last summer. This weekend, after being on Ritalin for a week, I got up in the morning, determined that I was going to get it done, worked on it all day and finished the job. There were some frustrations and a start over, but I didn't quit like I would have in the past. All summer I've told my wife that I couldn't figure out how to build it, but I got past all of that in one day. Sunday I got up and decided to build a climbing wall on the swing set. I also completed that in a day without being distracted on to something else. My kids were thrilled. No hopefully this will last!
I have seen pluses and minuses to Ritalin. That is wonderful that you were able to find something to help you stay on track but please look closely into all your options before taking this for a long period of time. My nephew took this for several years and has developed turetts syndrom. It started with a twitch in his eyes. He now blinks uncontrollably, which is very difficult for a teenager. Kids are very mean.
Anyhow, not trying to scare you from taking the medicine I just woudl liek to share this experience that we had in case others have had it happen to them as well. My nephew is now on a natural herb that apparently works the same without the turretts side effects. The twitching is goign away slowly thankfully.
Hello all.

I want to encourage everyone to keep posting their experiences.

I went from adderall to concerta to ritalin to strattera, which I am still on. 80mg per day. I found out that if I do not take strattera with food, I will have wicked heartburn. No sexual side effects.

I am 6'5", 185 lbs.

I am forgetfull and I procrastinate. I often forget to take my pills. Last week I almost forgot to pick up one of my kids from daycare!

My Dr. prescribed Lexapro for me after I told him that I am still thinking about things that don't matter. Like wether I remembered to turn my car alarm on (OCD) or if it bothers me that my wife forgot to buy cups at the grocery store.

Yes, I have been frustated since the beginning. I am still looking for that miracle drug.

Six months ago I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I had my tonsils and adnoids removed. I also had a deviated septum that was fixed. That seemed to work well for a short time. But I went back to falling asleep at work.

A pulmonary doctor suggested I had narcolepsy. Which I thought was a joke. A blood test suggested that I might have it. There is a new drug "provigil" that I might try. I go back for my third sleep study tonight.

I have trouble falling asleep at night. I feel like I could stay up all night on the computer or watching TV. During the day, I could fall asleep in about one second. I tried moving my meds from morning to night and vice versa, but it didn't seem to help.

Anyway, I suggest reading up on narcolepsy and sleep apnea, as they can cuase you to have ADD like symtoms.





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