Concerta causing lethargy?

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    HI, I started taking Concerta at the first of December and after taking it for a week or so I realized I had almost zero motivation to do anything. With ADHD motivation is not my strongest trait, but this seems so much worse for me. I read where lethargy can be a side effect of Concerta but how long does the lethargy last? Does the lethargy lessen the longer a person takes Concerta? Do you eventually get past the lethargy?
    Thanks for taking the time to read.

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    I took Concerta for over a year before switching to Dexedrine because I felt the Concerta wasn’t “working”. Perhaps your question answers why I felt it wasn’t helping. I have much more good energy on Dex so I think you may be on to something.

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    Penny Williams

    Talk to your doctor about the side effects and how you’re feeling. It may be time for a change of medication.

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