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Old 01-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Lithium and Concerta

Hello. I was recently (a few months ago) diagnosed bipolar (had been misdiagnosed for 10 years). Lithium has been the only mood stabilizer to work (450mg extended release twice daily). I was also diagnosed ADD and recently (a month ago) started on Vyvanse. It did nothing and wasn't covered by my insurance. I was switched to Concerta 18mg yesterday and started it. From the hour after I took my first tablet, I had a bad headache, I was nauseous and very drowsy. My hands were a little shaky and I was very blank. I missed work and appointments. I haven't stopped feeling this way at all.

Has anyone had or heard of a similar reaction? Those symptoms are listed as common side effects, but will they go away? Will they get better?

Thank you.

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