| | Help?! Inattentive ADD and Concerta
Hi, I'm 22 a student studying environmental sciences and have been recently diagnosed with Inattentive ADD and prescribed 54mg of Concerta. I've mixxed feelings about this whole thing and hope you guys can help me out with some questions. I've only be taking the medication for 4 days.
The medication has allowed me to become aware of so many things, get up and get going in the morinin, make it to class take notes and participate in discusions, an endless amount of benificial effects.
I've been able to have real conversations with people!!!
But at the same time, it destroys me around 3 or 4.
It starts with me spacing out and staring off, getting anxious and fidgiting, I gues I generally feel kind of "strung out."
I feel like my heads being placed in a vice and squeezed. And since these past few mornings have been so productive, usefull, etc.. when 3 rolls around I become ten times more useless than I was before takin the medication. My classmates and proffessors see this and I don't know if I should tell them I'm taking meds. Before I've always been able to sit in class without being a problem to others, even though i was almost contantly in my own world, nervous to talk to anyone, never able to participate or activly learn.
I didnít take the med on Saturday to try an see if I could provide a control for the next time I see my phsyciatrist and phsyciatrist
I found that It seems my natural condition is that I appear to be completely off in my own world. That I am not present when you look in my eyes and never seem to be listening when sitting in on a conversation. But when I catch something that sparks my interest I react almost explosively.
I can't deny the 8 hours the medication is effective, but I can't take the 3 or four hours of feeling like a complete sketchball when it wares off.
Any advise out there???
EDIT: I just found out this is called Rebounding,
Is there any advise out there from other people who've been prescribed Concerta that have experienced Really hard ups and downs during late afternoon, and a bad Rebound towards the end of the day?
The descriptions I've found is that Concerta is supposed to be much more mild than other ADD medications.
Has anyone had experience with Concerta and other medications to be able to lend some insight into the differences?
Last edited by Doonsbury; 01-26-2004 at 09:00 AM.
Reason: Clarification of Questions