Can i break concerta in half

Common Questions and Answers about Can i break concerta in half


Avatar f tn Has anyone else had this same experience of them making you lose all feeling in your body and make you so dizzy you can hardly function? I got really worried.
Avatar n tn with her physciatrist today and I am afraid of her getting a higher dose. What do I do?! Can She die if this is continued. Please. Do i need to get her medical help? She wanted the 11 pills of Adderall to wear off from Tuesday but she couldn't go long without her pills without being super depressed. How can she over come this?! What can i do to help?!?! Please an advice!!
1390055 tn?1365618655 This is painful for me to write because the memories themselves are still open wounds, and after a year and a half of therapy, and finding out my therapist/counsel doesn't see eye to eye with me on the medication abuse I've been put through, I have now lost yet another therapist, and I have no one left in the medical field I feel I can connect to. I am refusing connection from all that I have been through because I just don't want to be in pain anymore. Apparently people don't understand.
Avatar f tn I've had similar episodes, off and on, for about 20 years. I had one today...which is why I'm on the board. Starts in the shoulders...I can feel it coming on...after a few seconds, heads quickly down one or both arms. Weakness and heaviness - and I liked someone's analogy to having a tight cuff on the arm. It lasts a minute or so. Feels like longer!
1390055 tn?1365618655 I mean, what options do I have left anymore at this point? I can't move out of state right now either (I have 50 bucks in the bank at this moment and my boyfriend who works full time is just as broke), and I really REALLY don't want to go down illegal routes just to make myself a functioning member of society. I don't want to break the law, I just want to get by and survive, go to college, read a book, I JUST WANT TO LIVE!
Avatar f tn Well I started taking laxatives so that i can go everyday and I noticed the small round yellow things in my movement. The first one I found was connected together with another one. It was strange to me because I haven't consumed anything that looks even close to these things. But I find it very interesting that you have them too and we are both taking pristiq. Maybe that's what it is..
Avatar m tn Once I got to my class though I felt the symptoms reappear, I did my techniques and made it through the first class alright. The second though, I caved in, I took a half pill of xanax that I carry with me just in case (I feel slightly ashamed). Am I caffeine sensitive? Allergenic? Is coffee caffeine different than redbull caffeine? What gives? How do I gradually work caffeine back into my life?
419158 tn?1316575204 ~( I can only imagine how my son Tristan feels. Does anyone know anything about ADD?? I know I need to find a way to get him diagnosed but im fighting with MA right now trying to get him insurance. Any other way to do it???? Secondly im not sure if I want him on meds. I just dont feel as if I can do it alone anymore. He is suffering in school, at home and with friends. I just watched him have a meltdown and then fall asleep at the table while he was trying to do his homework.
Avatar f tn Katie928, I can relate. But you may want to go back in and consult your psychiatrist. The reason I say this is b/c I too have ADHD but I also have Bipolar Disorder. I was first diagnosed w/BPD in 2006, a yr later my mind kept racing and I knew something wasn't right. Went back in to my doc. What often happens, and this is proven thru research, is that someone w/a chemical inbalance disorder has a 60% higher chance at having another disorder.
Avatar m tn i felt my eyes were wide open/griding my teeth/ dry mouth/ hard time swallowing my spit/ and my feet/hands sweat SOOOO much and i have this wierd taste in my mouth everytime i breathe out. 3rd day... which is today, i woke up feeling fine... and was googling side effects of the medicine and found so many negative effects and started to freak out...ive been feeling like a zombie, like my brain is dead and that i was just born today...
Avatar n tn Also - I'm worried about becoming dependant on xanax, so I take an extremely low dose. I break my .25mg in half and only once before bed time. I should be safe from their effects, but they can be bad for *you* if you abuse them.
Avatar f tn I am a fifteen year old, and I am writing this because I need some advice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just a little while ago, I felt as if I was in a thick, tired fog, making it extremely difficult to type. My eyes didn't look right, and I was feeling off-balance. My heart was racing. I randomly had strange "fuzzy" sensations on my skin. I was sensitive to, and irritated by, a lot of normal, everyday things. I felt like a zombie and I couldn't think straight.
147426 tn?1317269232 It is felt to indicate upper spine lesions that press on normal nerves when the neck is flexed. So I, too, am a Stanger in a Strange Land. I hope that here on the forums I can learn from you and share some of my understanding of how things work from 23 years in medical practice.
511524 tn?1266353534 I love this forum. I strongly believe it has helped thousands of people stay sober and I know personally during rough times it has stopped me from using and aided me in my recovery. Everyone here acts as a very large family and support is the best gift anyone can give an addict, no matter what your DOC is.
Avatar m tn When I get hypo in front of people, I am all over the place. When alone, I can concentrate too much on something- such as a woodworking project or organizing. We decided to split my dosage in half. He was originally going to take me up to 400mg a day, 300 in the A.M. and 100 in the afternoon. I just said, "Can we just split it in half?" He agreed. On the ADHD stuff...
Avatar n tn There is a possibility that your son may have Asperger's Syndrome, however I cannot diagnose without meeting the person in question first. I think there is merit in seeking a specialist behavioural psychologist who knows about Aspergers Syndrome and asking what he thinks.
480448 tn?1426952138 I hope this helps some people that have experienced this can have a better understanding of this. I know I felt sooo much better after finding out that I wasn't truly going insane...and that what I was experiencing were very common panic/anxiety symptoms.
Avatar m tn I've never seen anyone have side effects as severe as you described from Adderall with Concerta. I still have some side effects from adderall. But I never remember having any from Ritalin (immediate release form of Concerta). But it's been 15 years since I was proscribed that. I find Strattera very interesting. I've never taken it. It's far less proscribed than other ADD/ADHD drugs. It's called an NRI and it's the only drug of it's kind on the market. It's not a stimulant!
Avatar f tn It defeats the slow release concept.
Avatar n tn Did you have any luck at all with the homeopathic stuff, or was it still too much of a struggle for your son to function enough to make it in school? I really want both my girls to succeed in all they do, but I hate the fact that they need medication to do it. I feel like a parent that is failing because I cant help my children enough without medication. Its so FRUSTRATING!!!!
Avatar n tn Do you think I make sure that he takes his Concerta in the morning? Yes, ma'am, I do. If you read my post past the part where I said that my son was in fact taking Drugs for his ADD/ADHD, you would have noticed the part about how I feel giving it to him. If you are a mother, you would understand the heartache. I would think that if you have a child with this same condition, you would feel more empathy for a fellow mother who has a child with this condition.
Avatar f tn They all said that my problems were in my head, but it turned out that my kidney was failing and I had gallstone pancreatitis, so I can empathize; however I still agree with your doc for now.
Avatar f tn All your symptoms just sound really familiar to me If you want to know anything else just let me know. I'd be happy to help you out in any way I can.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am not on adderall, I am on concerta. I was diagnosed with adult ADD in the summer of 2005, at the age of 32, and I never experienced ADD symptoms my entire life through school, college. Per my former psychiatrist, it was brought on by the onset of major life stressors, (I simply began to forget so much) and I took a questionnaire. I have 2 little ones, now 4 and 7. It was frustrating to not have control over my short term memory.
Avatar f tn She sees a psychologist and a pediatrician. Her psychologist "thinks" she has ADHD. And she probably does... both her dad and I did as children. I took Ritalin as a kid, but her dad never received any medical support. He just got into a lot of trouble his whole adolescence. He is also very violent and has some other mental issues. She inherited a lot of his psychological issues. He suffered from night terrors- so does she.
1648124 tn?1301364223 I couldnt leave becasue he wouldnt get in his seat and he knows how to unbuckle and I didnt want my other child near him or to be attacked while driving. This went on for 3 hours the doctor wanted me to take him to the ER so my mom was able to leave work she came and restrained him while I got my daughter in her car seat and drove to the ER.
1203809 tn?1265608819 I'm going back to my psychiatrist in a few weeks after a year and a half break from meds. I find myself realizing that I have not really accomplished anything in the last couple of years, ever since college ended. I don't finishing anything that I'm working on, and I've only worked a few months of part time jobs in the last couple years.
Avatar f tn As of now I am not taking any meds that works for me but it sounds like to me the meds help you and that's great.
Avatar m tn so awesome that a couple days later i wanted to do it again just for fun. Over xmas break i went from doing half a pill once a day to doing 1.5-2 pills a day (only 2 weeks). Since then i have done it everyday. now i go to a boarding school that holds all medication in the nurses office and gives you your medication every morning. So while i am at school (i might go home once a month for a weekend or so) it is impossible for me to get any more than 1 30mg pill a day.
Avatar n tn And it was given to me from a friend and i have more but im having what i believe is withdrawls. But i havent slept in a full 24 hours because i was on it all night and all yesterday. But when it finally wore off i started feeling weird, like i got tired but when i closed my eyes to sleep, they started twitching, and they continue twitching and dont stop until i open my eyes. And my eyes have been watering ever since this morning when i tried going to sleep.