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Old 12-13-10, 08:40 PM
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1st day at 18mg.

Don't think that there was any difference except perhaps a slight headache after I took for a short time. But that just might have been all in my head (pardon the pun). I'll be on the hospital for clinicals (in nursing school) so that may be a better measure.

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Re: 1st day at 18mg.

I didn't see a huge difference until 36mg which is where I am at now. I also notice the positive effect when I don't take it. I guess that's how I knew I had hit on the right combo, when I felt normal but focused. BTW I take Concerta 36mg plus 20mg Ritalin around 3pm if needed.
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Re: 1st day at 18mg.

I'm starting @ 18 tomorrow... will be my 3rd med with no luck so far, so I'm hoping this starts to do the trick!
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Re: 1st day at 18mg.

Keep us posted.

18 mg didn't seem to work for me, but I did notice a strong difference when I took 10 or 20 mg of methylphenidate (generic Ritalin) at night. Too bad it wore off 90 minutes later! Because of my experience with methylphenidate, I could tell my doctor that I do respond to stimulants, but I wasn't getting a response from Concerta at 18 mg.

I would suggest sticking it out and considering increasing the dose in a few weeks (or a few months, in my case) if the side effects are tolerable. I began to notice a difference at 27 mg. At 36 mg, I feel like an entirely different person. As Dagwood said, normal but focused.

18 mg is a good place to start. Good luck.
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