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I've tried Concerta, I'm a 28 year old male with ADD. It helped me pay attention during lectures as well as not bouncing off the walls at work, I realize it made me less hyper at work when I stopped taking it and 5 days later a co-worker jokely asked if I had been on speed the last few days, little did she know I had just stopped taking speed (concerta) a few days earlier.

My issue isn't so much with hyperactivity though hence why I said I had ADD not ADHD but more congnitive. While concerta helped with my paying attention it did not help with reading nor papers, I still could not focus on those tasks.

I def. noticed a thing with my throat and I was coughing a lot more. Not really a big deal, I had thought I was getting sick but then realize it was a side effect.

I have stop taking concerta because I thought it was making my hair fall out and I am already losing hair even before taking concerta (male pattern baldness blah) but the doctor told me that I would have to be on it for 3 to 4 months for this to happen and only then is that a rare side effect (2-3% of users). He is probably right, I think I noticed my hair loss more because concerta allowed me to focus better. That said I am trying something new, Provigil, it is not typically an ADHD med but is sometimes proscibed for it, I will keep you updated on how it works in a seperate thread, any qx's just ask.

p.s. today is the first day I have used provigil and I can tell you this, normally when I type I have [I]multiple[/I] spelling errors, I type very fast and my mind races much quicker than I type, proof reading the above text I don't see many, I am really hoping this has something to do with Provigil.





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