View Full Version : Focalin experience

11-08-12, 11:35 AM
Hey all,

I was recently diagnosed with ADHD two weeks ago and my psych prescribed me the generic 5mg Focalin IR (my insurance didn't cover XR) and I have been taking it for about a week twice a day. From my experience on it I cannot really tell that I am on it and my focus on schoolwork has not proved tremendously. I have tried adderrall before and was very happy with its effectiveness. Focalin on their other hand does not have as strong side effects like adderrall an I feel like I can eat and sleep with no problem when on the drug. I tried taking two of the tablets for a 10mg effect but I still didn't feel too much going on. Being a student athlete I need something that helps me stay awake in class and and be able to focus really hard and Focalin just hasn't done it for me so far. I am going to ask my psych about switching to an amphetamine during my next appointment.

-Focalin user

11-08-12, 10:14 PM
Sorry to hear. Focalin can be a very tricky thing, wish it was not that way.