Originally Posted by hummingbirdkiss
Both my daughter and I developed a tolerance to the dosage of ritalin we were taking. Increasing the dosage however would bring about effectiveness again. When we realized we would need to keep increasing the dosage and my daughter was taking 60mg a day, we decided to stop. We both stopped the medication abruptly, without tapering and experienced no symptoms from doing so.
If we waiting a few months before taking it, the medication would once again be effective but tolerance would develop again. So my daughter takes it only occasionally. I no longer take it at all but when it was working, it was an amazing medication.
Ritalin would help my daugher and me to focus. It also helped us to relax. It made both of us calmer.
Actually that's not accurate. Yes the curve on your way UP to your therapeutic dose may go fast, (the honeymoon) but at some point it levels out. 60M is the ceiling for normal everyday use, just so they have a place to gauge. Doctors will go much higher because it's a very clean drug.
The cut-off dose for Ibuprofen is 2 pills right? But don't doctors always tell you to take 4?. At 800MG Ibuprofen becomes a whole other drug.
80MG of Ritalin a day is a pretty standard dose for adults. You can even go up to 120MG a day. (this is only for Ritalin, not the amphetamines)