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I was put on ritalin instant release a while ago. First ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Productivity is sort of improved while on it, but the comedown is terrible and I am left irritable and burned out afterwards.

I also experience excessive urination, thirst and nausea.

I normally eat healthy and avoid gaining weight. But despite the idea that stimulants suppress appetite, I actually eat junk that I wouldn’t normally eat while on ritalin. That’s because the pills make me nauseous and eating normal food is hard, so I resort to snickers bars and putting sugar in my coffee(which I rarely do otherwise).

I rarely sleep well anyway, so the sleep aspect is negligible.

Overall not very pleased. I consider consulting a doctor for other options.