Tagged: Ritalin; dosage;
May 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm #116808NemuriParticipant
I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and Anxiety (I already knew about the the Anxiety part; currently taking Escitalopram for that), and my provider started me on Ritalin.
She had me start with 5mgs, and then add more for subsequent doses as needed.
I thought I noticed some effects on even the smallest dose, but I was pretty ‘on edge’ and I didn’t feel more clarity like I’ve seen some ppl report.
With each increase in dosage, I felt more calm (this is expected with stimulants for ADHD, right?), so I kept going.
When I got to 25mg, I sort of noticed a ‘high’ type of feeling; does this mean I’ve gone too far, and I should drop back down to 20mg, or is this just the start of effective doses?
May 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm #116824Dr. EricParticipant
I have never “felt” anything when I take the correct dosage.
I don’t actually trust using that as a reliable metric for how well it is working… we are not the most self-aware sample of the population.
I just get more stuff done, and close friends and family can see the difference.
This actually sucks when I cannot remember if I took my medicine or not.
May 17, 2019 at 12:56 pm #116832
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