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Old 01-03-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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anyone on ritalin

hello: i am new to the board, but not cfids. i was diagnosed by dr. paul cheney at his cfids clinic in charlotte, nc. in 1993. i had already been sick for 3 yrs. i am going thru a very bad period right now. my family doctor agreed to put me on provigil 200mg. i went off due to the side affects i was having, severe backaches, headaches, much more severe than the ones i was all ready having, plus other reactions. and it did nothing for the fatigue.

now i am taking ritalin 20mg 2xs a day, no side effects, but no real improvement with Th fatigue. i also take b-12 injections (5000mg) 3xs a week, thyroid, hormones, and thyroid meds.

i never discuss my illness, because of the skeptics, who think we are nothing more than a bunch of depressed hypochondriacs. i doctor wrote that this is this is the loneliness illness to have, after over 20 yrs. it is still not widely accepted, and ridiculed.

well, the real reason i am writing, and whining is hope to hear about your experiences about ritalin and what is a good dosage for cfids.

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Old 01-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: anyone on ritalin

Hi This post may save years of unhappiness in the future. The nih says ritalin can cause uncontrollable movements. These are very annoying and may not ever go away once the med is removed. In my opinion I suggest finding ways to stay busy and happy without meds.

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