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Old 06-08-19, 08:46 AM
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Concerta;every day or some days for not to develop tolerance?

I went a new doc today. He prescribed me concerta 54 mg and fluvoxamine 100 mg. I told doctor that i've already developed tolerance to methylphenidate. He recommended me to take concerta every day even if doesn't work. I said doc that i wasn't taking concerta every day for not to develop tolerance at my previous use. He said me you're wrong, you should take it every day.
My previous doc had told me to take it only when i need, not every day.
To my knowledge if it's took every day it increases dopamine levels, so dopamine receptors decrease in the brain.
What's your idea? Should i take every day or only when i need?
(Unfortunately in Turkey methylphenidate is the only licensed stimulant med. So I have no other chance.)
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Born in 1989. Treated for major depression and anxiety since 21 yo.
Tried almost all of SSRI's (none of them worked)
Predominantly inattentive adhd, diagnosed in 2018.
Started with ritalin (worked only for two weeks)
Also tried wellbutrin and strattera
Now: concerta
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