How to use concerta for weight loss

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Avatar f tn I Had Those Side Effects Before With Ritelin. But Not Concerta. My Dr. Siad That Differents Drugs Work Differently Depening On The Person, Their Age, And The Dose They Are Taking. Its Best To Listen To The Dr. Mine "Tested" A Few Drugs On Me To See Which One Worked The Best. And By "Tested" I Mean I Took Concerta For A Few Months To See How It Effected Me And How Well It Worked.
Avatar n tn I had been taking 10mg for about 8 months and decided to quit cold turkey due to weight gain. I experienced the light-headedness, dizziness and odd feeling after 6 days. I have been trying to take 5mg only when the withdrawel gets really bad. I can feel the tension in my jaw and neck and then the dizziness starts. It has been 17 days now and the biggest problem is the nausea. I will get an overwhelming urge to throw up, usually in the morning. Anybody experience that? Or know how long it lasts?
865817 tn?1255285681 Glad to hear that things are working out for you! Do you find that you use the meds on an as needed study/test basis or just do a daily long lasting one? (If you don't mind my asking) By the way this is a very interesting site for adults with ADD/ADHD Please keep posting. Its good to hear from people who "have been there". Best wishes.
Avatar n tn Go onto your search Engine and see for your self the out- rage of what these Drugs are doing to children ,most of whom are simply suffering from lack of parents focusing on the positive side of their childs behavior and channelling their energys in constructive ways, Parents of children with attention deficits also need to face their own fears that they are somehow to blame for this disorder-and to give themselves credit for all they do to set clear guidelines ,reinforce responsible behavior.
Avatar f tn My doctor also prescribed Phenteramine 37.5 mg for weight loss. I take both together in the morning. I do go to him every month and have a check up so he can check my blood is always low anyways. But he does keep a close eye on me. Also, if I have something stressfull happen in my life, I drop the phenterimine for a couple of days to prevent an anxidy attack. Phenteramine does make you anxious,,, more so than the adderall or Concerta.
1367899 tn?1278125040 [Long Term Side Effects] Can Adderall cause addiction from long term use? [Long Term Side Effects] How does Adderall contribute to weight loss? [Long Term Side Effects] Does Adderall cause loss of appetite? [Short Term Side Effects] Does Adderall cause stomachaches? [Short Term Side Effects] Is impotence a side effect of Adderall? [Short Term Side Effects] Does Adderall cause insomnia? [Short Term Side Effects] Does Adderall cause headaches?
Avatar f tn I started out on a 30day trial of Vyvanse but at that time last yr, Vyvanse hadn't been approved in my state for adults so I was only ab le to get the 30day trial. It has since been approved for adult use. So then I started on Adderall XR and was fine for awhile. Although I do like Vyvanse better and next month will be switching back to it. But the thing of it is, we all know med's that treat ADHD are stimulants.
975514 tn?1325001538 Welcome to the forum! And thanks for being the first to post and break the ice so to speak. Your story is not unlike most of us who have Fibromyalgia and/or CFS. I was 17 when I first was diagnosed with sciatica and it wasn't until I was 31 when my foot was completely numb that I was able to convince a doctor to take an X-Ray of my lower back, which started a domino effect of MRIs and testing.
147426 tn?1317269232 In retrospect I can pick out attacks that occured clear back to 1989. These included loss of use in my right arm for about ten days, an attack of optical neuritis in both eyes, many bouts with fatigue, a couple of issues with vertigo and a whole string of urinary tract infections. The docotrs always had explanations - pinched nerve in your back, maybe an inner ear infection, and their favorite catch all - stress or depression. Since my diagnosis I have had two major attacks.
Avatar n tn The doctors need to run test for everything to rule out other things ,and send them to someone to talk to about what is going on with there loved ones life.
959034 tn?1253675076 Close observation for clinical and laboratory evidence of altered effects is recommended for both agents. Patients should be advised to notify their physician if they experience loss of therapeutic effects. carbamazepine ⇔ clonazepam Applies to:Tegretol (carbamazepine), Klonopin (clonazepam) Moderate Drug Interaction MONITOR: Carbamazepine may reduce serum clonazepam levels. The mechanism may be related to induction of metabolism.
Avatar f tn I came back to the nurse a second time, and I decided to lay down to rest for a bit. After a few minutes, I went into the bathroom to splash some water on my face. When I looked into the mirror, I noticed something was very strange about my eyes. As I looked closer, I soon realized that my pupils were dilating and then becoming small again in a random, vaguely spasmodic motion. They were bigger than usual, and my left was bigger than my right.
1390055 tn?1365618655 I poured my blood and sweat into my job, and in the end, it seemed like to me that it was all for nothing. 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.
Avatar n tn She crashed later about 24 hours after her last pill and slept for 13 hours. Then when she woke up on Thursday she went to school without taking her 25 mg cause her heart was still pumping. At school she realized that she was having hot sweats and her heart was still pumping hard, hard breathing (just a little bit) and severely depressed. Later that night she had like anger problems and went to bed and slept for another 13 hours.
Avatar f tn The point is that It sounds like your doctor has a sound medical reason to prescribe for your condition. I think that the answer to your question, " any ideas how i can stop worrying about ritalin." can be answered in one word - TRUST. Well, I probably should also add COMMUNICATION. There is so much conflicting information out there, that unless you are really trained at reading the stuff - reading the stuff won't help. Frankly, you have to trust your doctor.
Avatar n tn Thyroid doses to get to certain desired level is different for each person and depends some what on age, weight, gender, etc. Its not an exact science and becomes a hit and miss situations or trial and error. The important point would be go low and slow with adjustments doses and levels. TSH is a lager and may not do what its going to do right away and might take 6 weeks or longer. I had my TSH take over a year before it finally bottomed out to its desired level, however not mine.
1683916 tn?1305186014 Or is it my imagination? (ps, I tried to add tags, and pressed weight loss techniques by accident. Sorry for this, I cannot remove this tag. When I press the little x it does not change.
Avatar n tn just chalked it up to him having ADHD. Needless to say, I switched to a new Dr. that put him on Concerta. That behavior I spoke of earlier went away!!! Then just last year, I was watching a news program ( 20/20 or 60 min.) the topic was Adderall, there were quite a few personal stories, all w/ the same effects, PSYCHOTIC EPISODES!!
535089 tn?1400677119 Vicks Formula 44M containing Dextromethorphan, and Primatene-M containing perylamine as well as the pain reliever Demerol, and prescription anti-depressant Elavil test positive for opiates up to three days. Even Quinine water can also cause a positive reading for opiates. Poppy Seeds such as the ones on a bagel from your favorite deli, etc. The journal of Clinical Chemistry Vol.33 No.
1690500 tn?1305910546 ) So here I am and I don't really know what to do. I like the fact that Wellbutrin aids in weight loss so that is a plus because I need to lose 100lbs now. I was 40lbs overweight last year before I got pregnant. So I am afraid to take anything that may make me gain anymore! The goal here is to loose and loose a lot! I can even find the energy or motivation to hit the gym which I desperately need to do. I have heard that you can take 5-HTP and Wellbutrin together.
Avatar f tn He called her in today for more blood work as she is indeed positive for syphilis and has been for some time, no telling how long or who from. Could this possibly explain my signs and symptoms? I am scared to death. What would this mean for my husband? My children? (both of my boys were born via C-Section) Please help by letting me know if this is possible.
Avatar n tn Do you have any tips for living with an adult with ADHD? Amen: Yes: * Be patient * Go to their doctor appointments so you can understand and help them follow through * Never yell at an ADHD person. Many people who have ADHD are conflict driven. They play this game called "Let's have a problem." Whether at home or at work they may stir things up to get stimulated, and if people take the bait it can end up in a chronically conflicted relationship.
Avatar n tn The warning details the significant risks posed when Adderall is taken for non-therapeutic use or is distributed to others. The Adderall black box warning also states that misuse of Adderall can cause sudden death and serious cardiovascular events. # SUDDEN DEATH According to February 2006 reports, at least 24 Adderall deaths were reported to the FDA between 1999 and 2003.
Avatar n tn Thats the highest dose and its weight regulated. Your MD may want to increase because it may not be enough for him. How is he in school? what is his environment? what is his response to his mother? and what are ALL his triggers? These are important factors to be considered.. Let me know.. As a side note recently my daughter has been crazy, with her behavior. The doctor wanted to put her on an evening medication. I decline.. I had her tested for free at insititute by my house.
Avatar f tn I agree completely with the post that says don't go on meds for weight loss if you just have a little to lose and are able to lose it through natural means. But again just for your information, I will tell you what I am doing. Because I am definitely not in the "little to lose" category! I take a weekly injection at a clinic. It is a combo of B-12 and hcg. I also take an appetite suppressant called Bontril everyday.
Avatar n tn 3 days now 25mg. 2 x a day for a week working up to 100mg/day. Looking forward to the weight loss part - have lots to lose! Have tried many things in the past for headaches. The soda thing is interesting. I love Coke and took a sip yesterday and couldn't drink it cuz it tasted weird. Never occurred to me it could be the meds. Thanks for any info.
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
606584 tn?1224853036 Klonopin could be for anxiety or as a side effect pill for the Risperal. Concerta is for adhd. Have they confirmed that you absolutely need that? That sounds like the main offender here. Do not make any changes on your own of course but have them do a medication review. Sometimes polypharmacy can be hazardous if not done properly. I should know because when I had two antipsychotics prescribed at once that is how I developed tardive dyskinesia in the first place.
Avatar n tn If you're not having symptoms like frequent urination, massive thirst, increased hunger, and weight loss, I would guess that this has nothing to do with diabetes. I don't know about the MS, but a neurologist would be the person to see about that too.
370801 tn?1264408618 Reduce or discontinue use if excessive sleeplessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, or heart palpitation occur. For use by healthy adults only. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. NOTE: Due to the translucency of the bottle, do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a cool dry place.