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hayes
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When initially diagnosed 19 yrs ago at age 35, I initially tried Ritalin twice a day. However, I needed to take it at the same time every day. Well, as a high school teacher on a rotating daily schedule, that was impossible. I couldn’t leave class to go take meds, and I would forget to take them. After about 6 months and in consultation with my psychiatrist, I was put on Concerta 54mg – I’ve been on it ever since. My days can get pretty long (esp during exam period with correcting) as well, and I seem to be able to manage. Good luck – I hope this insight helps…

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