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Old 07-06-07, 09:22 PM
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Ritalin and Tiredness

Please don't flame me for repeating a question that is asked a lot. Apparently my searching skills are awful, so if anyone knows a thread that already answers this question go ahead and link it if you'd rather.

Ritalin helps a great deal for focus, but while I am on it I am a little more tired than usual. I don't have a problem with falling asleep on it, but I feel very calm and sometimes I yawn a bit. While it helps for the focus, does anyone else experience a little tiredness while on it? It's like it takes away my hyperactivity so much that I'm tired while on it. In addition, I also feel a little more tired when I'm coming off of the Med... but this is not the main issue as I understand everyone goes through this. But while I am on it, although I'm focused, I am also a little more tired than normal. Any input here would be great, thanks.
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Well I've found another thread on this subject but I guess it's too late to delete my message. If anyone's interested this thread discusses the same issue:

http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23677
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Thanks so much for taking the time to use the search function and redirecting people to an existing thread you just saved one of your friendly neighborhood moderators some time.
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Thanks so much for taking the time to use the search function and redirecting people to an existing thread you just saved one of your friendly neighborhood moderators some time.
Haha. Well the problem I run into with the search function is it's kind of limited. I either get back way too many results or barely any at all. I'm much better with google.
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What goes up must come down. (eg up for stimulation, crash for wearoff)

If you don't want to crash and be so tired when it wears off, talk to your Doctor about trying to take a lower dose.

NB what is your dose?
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What goes up must come down. (eg up for stimulation, crash for wearoff)

If you don't want to crash and be so tired when it wears off, talk to your Doctor about trying to take a lower dose.

NB what is your dose?
I think you are misunderstanding me. Yes I did say I get a little tired when I come off of it, but I pointed out that this is not the main complaint as I already know this happens with all stimulants. What I was complaining about is being tired while on Ritalin.

My dose is 20mg Ritalin LA once a day (basically 10mg once, then 10mg 4 hours later).
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