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Old 09-23-10, 09:11 PM
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Re: 120mg of Ritalin?!?!?!?

the ONLY thing that Ritalin is doing that the Concerta didn't is keep me awake all dang night... aside from that I am having the exact same problems as before
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Re: 120mg of Ritalin?!?!?!?

May I ask crazymama of 4 how many mg and how many times a day?

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Re: 120mg of Ritalin?!?!?!?

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For what? I was previously on 36mg of Concerta 2x/day and a 20 mg booster of Ritalin, and now am taking 40 mg of Rit 3 times/day
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Re: 120mg of Ritalin?!?!?!?

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Re: 120mg of Ritalin?!?!?!?

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For what? I was previously on 36mg of Concerta 2x/day and a 20 mg booster of Ritalin, and now am taking 40 mg of Rit 3 times/day

I started with 10 mg of ritalin(methylphenidate).

Like I mentioned in an earlier post.

Two different time release methylphenidate had different effects and side effects.

I have never taken Concerta or booster ritalin.

But I personally would not compare equal amounts of different substances as a guide line for effects and side effects.

That would be like saying green tea and expresso would have the same effect
Because you have exactly one cup of each.

I also would recommend you start with the lowest amount say 10 or 20 mg

And see how long one dose works for and also how well it works.

example If I took 10 mg, it would last 2.75 hours, and I would decide if I had good concentration.

If yes then I would take 10 mg every 2.75 hours,

I think it is very, very important to start low before taking a higher amount.

I get headaches if take ritalin on an empty stomack.

Or if I take to much.

I also wake up in the middle of the night when the 10 mg wares off.

(its one of those AD(H)D paradoxes)

I also got irritable when I forgot to take it on time or if I don't eat enough when taking it.

If you don't start low and work you way up.

You could be taking way to much,

And also building a tolerance to the approperate dose.

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