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10 hour migraine

I've been taking 27mg concerta daily for 4 weeks and have experienced no side-effects except brain tenderness in the evenings.

Last night around the time it wore off I developed an excruciating migraine which lasted many, many hours. The worst pain I've ever been in by a very wide margin. Terrifying for me because I get headaches often and usually know how to relax enough to fall asleep. Not this time! I was locked on my couch staring at the floor for 10 hours. Disassociation, left blindness and numb fingers joined in a couple times too.

So. Nope! No more concerta for me! But it worked really well otherwise. Can anyone suggest something similar without the brain pain?

Also, should I be seriously worried about this side effect, or is this a common extreme?
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Re: 10 hour migraine

That is very unlikely to be a side-effect from Concerta, and given your description,
you need to have a medical consult as soon as possible.

As in, had I been with you, I would have driven you to the ER/A&E immediately.

I don’t mean to worry you, but those are neurological signs that must be evaluated
by a medical professional. It could be benign, and it could be serious. I urge you to
find out so you can make choices in your best interest going forward.

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Re: 10 hour migraine

You my need to drink a LOT more water. Aeon's right. Should have gone to the ER.

Usually a shot of morphine does the trick.
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Re: 10 hour migraine

I also would have taken you to the ER / A&E.

At this point I strongly recommend you talk to the doctor who prescribed the Concerta.
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Re: 10 hour migraine

Thank you very much for your responses! I'll talk with my doctor about it and get his opinion.
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