Ritalin pros and cons

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Avatar m tn We tried Ritalin and Concerta and one created a zombie and the other a sleepless child who was very angry all the time. We have been using Stratera for almost two years and we think it's just wonderful. My son his seeing the doc everything 3 months, but that medication does not stop his growth, he is not a zombie, he is still a clown and he loves to tease and joke around. It is one pill a day and we noticed the effects to last for + - 12 hrs.
7598782 tn?1392906845 Pain medication makes me sleepy, lethargic, depressed and disturbs my sleep. I was prescribed Ritalin to counteract this. The surgeons have seen thus far said replacing the disk would fail or has a high risk of failure. No wonder I get depressed. The last surgeon said he would do the surgery but I had 50/50 chance of success. I am seeing him at the end of the month to explore surgery and other options.
Avatar f tn Just be sure to weigh the pros and cons. Best of luck to you.
492869 tn?1285022533 Possible contradictory side effects (hypokalemia), Beta Blockers: Pros: Reduces adrenalin sensitivity, helps to stabilize autonomic functions, Cons: Possible contradictory side effects (low blood pressure and heart rate), Examples: Atenolol/Tenormin, Metoprolol/Toprol XL, Acebutolol/Sectral, etc.
Avatar f tn Few years later, completely obsessed with adderall which i initially took for my ADD (equivalent to ritalin maybe stronger but i bet you it could have been ritalin and i would have neen in the exact same mess i found myself), i realized that contrary to what i thought, i had fallen into the trap again and this time again, it was no cakewalk! Different but no cakewalk, different but not easier!
Avatar n tn I also am worried about Seizures but I weighed the pros and cons and decided I needed this help more than the risk of a seizure. Good luck everyone!
Avatar m tn But obviously you have to add up the pros and cons and I imagine the pros far outweigh them, so it's well worth it. I like that last bit too btw, and yup I do that haha - I swear I have that exact same shirt/tie combo you have in your pic btw! Though I doubt you have a Burtons store in SA lol.
Avatar n tn My gut feeling is to extend, but I'm trying to weigh it with the pros and cons. My first VL was at 12 weeks, from 370,000 to 3,700. This was my second VL at six months, so I'm not sure exactly when I cleared. My vision is starting to bother me, but I'm not sure which medication that is due to. I'm not too worried about operating at a low hgb in order to beat this thing. But I think I am a personal risk taker, so I'm thinking I should keep jmjm's words in mind.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is a condition where the increased use of opiates, like Oxycontin and hydrocodone, heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort and reduces their tolerance for pain. Essentially, people will increase the amount of painkillers they are taking as their discomfort continues to escalate, but the added medication can actually make their pain worse.
Avatar m tn What were your hgb levels for your 12-week? As many report here, anemia is often the cause of profound lack of energy.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
1985196 tn?1402193698 This has been happening since I started taking Lamotrigine. I weighed out the pros and cons of taking it and for me, this side effect is something I'm okay with dealing with. If you feel like it's your medication, and it is NOT something you think you can handle, you always have the option of talking to your doctor about it and (if you feel it necessary) switch medications. A doctor will also let you know about other health side effects your medication could be causing.
365850 tn?1207700206 dyblue: Sorry, I guess it was quite a sweeping statement. And yet I must stand by it. True, I was taking loads of pills, as well as smoking pot & cigarettes, going days without sleep & food, and using it to enhance my performance in various activities such as studying, socializing, working, you name it. Also, the pills which I got illegally were METHamphetamines, much stronger than rytalin, and I was taking heap-loads.
141601 tn?1264732309 These are some questions worth thinking about. I am not going to get into a debate over the pros and cons of medicating young children and I respectfully ask that the other members of the forum follow my lead on this. As I have not had to deal with a child with these sorts of problems I would not even begin to dare "judge" someone who is and I daresay it took a lot of careful thought and soul searching and pain for you to reach the point you are currently at.
Avatar f tn My son has tried Ritalin, Dexodrine and Concerta. All have made him tic, but the concerta tics seem to last longer. He has been off for two weeks and although the neck jutting out has stopped, the clearing of the throat has not. I have removed him off all medication and am convinced the pros of the medicine DOES NOT out weigh the cons. Be careful parents! Make sure you do your research before placing your children on medication.
Avatar m tn Medication is one of those things that I would use if I had to but I would try other things first. I'd weigh the pros and cons of the med. Many kids do great on it and some have severe side effects or it exacerbates a problem already there . . . so you'd want to understand everything about it. So, that is why I was thinking sensory in general.
Avatar f tn it is up to the individual to do ther homework and wiegh up the pros and cons for themselves, it is not up to people like yourselves to judge others and their decisions Narcolapsey is treated with a much higher dosage of amphetamines than would a ADHD sufferer. do not lump genuine ADHD sufferers in with undisicplined kids. your cousins child sounds like they did not have ADHD at all.
Avatar n tn Every medicine offers benefits for many patients, along with the possibility of undesired effects (not just with ADHD) but you have out way the pros and cons and find what works best. I’m not sure what makes you feel you are such an expert on how to deal with ADHD, but please don’t make others feel bad because they are dealing with a situation that is different in every case.
Avatar f tn Thinking about it, Ritalin is usually prescribed for ADD. Its not quite as strong as adderall and has several extended and generic versions.
Avatar n tn 36 years old/Male I have been taking some meds for what I call situational depression---bankrupted business, new baby & no insurance, no job, marital problems...and to top it off my only brother was hit by a car and killed. I had to ID the body as my sis could not go in and my dad was killed in a plane crash while I was still young (so I guess I was the man). Most of these things happened one after the other over a period of one year. Sorry to rant.
460066 tn?1206453487 One other thing, does anyone on here take provigil or ritalin and does it help? What about neurontin? Does it help with the pain? Thank you so much for your comments and help. One thing that my doctor has not addressed for some reason is the connection between emotional issues and MS, the direct physical changes that can happen from lesion activity causing damage, etc. I have asked him with no success, and it has always made sense to me that this can be a real possiblity.
Avatar f tn In my opinion, if you let your doctor know that you are aware of the fact that the treatments have pros and cons and even bad reactions (and demonstrate some fortitude in facing the challenge) the doc is more likely to keep working positively with you (rather than shutting down the process and driving you away... which does happen to lots of people with this illness... having to make several doctor changes is the norm).
Avatar n tn I do not say this to insult you Tommy22, but you have to make a serious decision and weigh the pros and cons when making this decision, after all you are talking about a game, not a job, not time with your children or a serious relationship. A game in fact, that you are not even competing in directly. I hope this helps.
544292 tn?1268886268 It can be a bumpy ride!
429155 tn?1205676864 I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Avatar f tn You run into a few that want use medication to parent their child or are trying to work the system for a disability claim---------- but most just want to help their kid. That is why I'm all in favor of fair balance and pros and cons. Everyone should know the risks and what the positives could be when deciding what to do for their child and I just hate that they are judged along the way.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone, I just joined this list after reading your various comments regarding the pros and cons of discontinuing Lexapro. I have discussed this with both my psychiatrist and my therapist (a psychologist). The M.D. thinks it a bad idea to discontinue. The psychologist thinks it might be good -- he says clients who have gone off it feel more "authentic." Lately I have been having problems with confusion and forgetfulness.
Avatar n tn When going from 20 to 15 don't bother cutting pills. Take 20 one day and then 10 the next. This averages out at 15 and made the transition to 10 much easier for me. This is my tenth day of weining and my third day on 10 mg and I really feel fine. I just don't know what to expect from here on out. Hope this helps!
Avatar n tn Once I had it removed I did not have a period for 3 months and like you I had pinching etc...They performed a scan and no cysts found...
Avatar f tn So, what dose did everyone here have their success? And what type of diet/eating plan and exercise plan did you do to help it along? I'm desperate to lose 40 lbs (half of which I gained on Zoloft-no longer taking). PLEASE respond if you had any weightloss on this drug, I'm very curious. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!