help with concerta
I have ADHD innatentive and I take concerta 36 mg everyday except saturdays.
Im 15 (16 next month) and I've been taking the meds for about 5 years. I go to a really hard school and I couldn't imagine what my grades would be like without the meds. I have a 96 average and I really don't want it to go down especially since I'm in my junior year (the year that everyone says is the most important year of your HS career) and I have big plans for my future (chemical engineering) so getting into a good college is my main goal for these next 2 years.
But recently I've been getting these bad chest pains at completely random times. When I told my doctor, he just nodded and wrote something down, like it was no big deal.
I got fed up with the chest pains so I didn't take the meds on Friday just to see how I would do in school. I did alright, but it was an easy day (no tests, no quizzes, etc) and I found myself dozing off a couple times (although only in study hall). So I didn't take the meds friday and saturday, then today (sunday) I took it because I had a lot of work to get done and I felt HORRIBLE: I had a really bad headache, the chest pains were back and even worse, and I couldn't eat.
I really want to continue doing well in school, but I'm afraid if I get off the meds I'm not going to do so well; on the other hand, if i stay on the meds I don't know what other consequences they'll have on my health. I want to get off the meds for good and find a non drug treatment, or if I can't at least a different medicine that wont have as bad side effects. I'm gonna call my doctor tomorrow to schedule an appointment to work things out, so anyone have some advice or suggestions for me?
Sorry for the length.
Last edited by Pharaoh15; 10-26-2008 at 06:54 PM.