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Old 12-01-18, 04:04 AM
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Why Ritalin doesn't help me concentrate?

Hi,
I tried ritalin but whereas before it I couldn't sit down and read a single page without "taking a break", thinking about other things (usually "queued tasks"), multitasking, and being too distractable unless it's past 8pm, after it I could sit down and sit steal and look at the book but instead of focusing... I just stared at the page with less of the issues above but also with a blank mind not focusing on anything really.
Does that happen to you too?
I read Daniel Amen's 'Healing Add' and looks like I have mostly type II and III but many symptoms from IV V and VI too.
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Old 12-03-18, 02:06 PM
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Re: Why Ritalin doesn't help me concentrate?

Are you taking Ritalin IR or long-extended. Also for how long you been on it and how much do you take?
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Re: Why Ritalin doesn't help me concentrate?

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Are you taking Ritalin IR or long-extended. Also for how long you been on it and how much do you take?
I took a minimal IR dose as an experiment. I don't like stimulants, but I had to try something to deal with ADD.
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Re: Why Ritalin doesn't help me concentrate?

Ritalin might not work with you? It doesn't with me. Only amphetamine based stims work for me. I can feel ritalin when I'm on it, it just feels like I've had a hundred cups of coffee and does nothing for my symptoms. Amphetamines are very different, they make me feel focused and relaxed.
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Re: Why Ritalin doesn't help me concentrate?

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Ritalin might not work with you? It doesn't with me. Only amphetamine based stims work for me. I can feel ritalin when I'm on it, it just feels like I've had a hundred cups of coffee and does nothing for my symptoms. Amphetamines are very different, they make me feel focused and relaxed.
Do you live in UK? Can amphs be prescribed in UK? To my knowledge the amphs are banned in europe. Do you use vyvanse(elvanse) or adderall?
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Re: Why Ritalin doesn't help me concentrate?

If 1 is ok or not, 2 isnt better. You will run out early and your doctor would get mad. Go back to the doctor to get something else to try.
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Re: Why Ritalin doesn't help me concentrate?

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Do you live in UK? Can amphs be prescribed in UK? To my knowledge the amphs are banned in europe. Do you use vyvanse(elvanse) or adderall?
Elvanse (Lisdexamphetamine) is prescribed in the UK and is what I tried and it worked, whereas ritalin didn't.

Adderall as far as I know is not available in the UK
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