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Old 03-30-05, 07:45 PM
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Looking for cylert replacement

I just saw where cylert is being taken off the market.
I've been on it for about 15 years and it has made a tremendous difference in my life.
I'm a writer who couldn't focus before. Because of cylert, I have about 4-7 hours a day where I'm able to concentrate and do my job.
There's also the gentling of my personality.
I need to know where to start as far as replacement goes. I know ritalin doesn't work. Too much ups and downs.
Cylert is fine because I hardly know I've taken anything. No highs, no depression. Just focus.
Anyone out there know of something similar?
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Oh no! Really?! Cylert is the only thing I've ever taken, and while I worry about the liver thing, I told my doctor I didn't want to have to take repeated doses of anything during the day; just one pill that would last all day. I agree  I don't 'notice' I've taken anything unless I've had a really mentally stressful day, in which case I 'shut down'. I definitely don't want to take Ritalin. There is a section on this web-site that talks about the different medications, but it looks like we'll need to do some research.
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Adderall XR would be the first thing I would try if Ritalin didn't work in the past. Concerta if Ritalin worked but the ups and downs were problematic. Wellbutrin might be a good drug to try as well. It's worrisome that ADHD drugs seem to be coming under fire lately, with no alternatives or replacements to take up the slack.
I hope you find something that works for you.
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I think they're only under fire in Canada, thankfully. None of that pressure here in the U.S., at least from the government.
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