View Full Version : What Age did you Start Ritalin?

12-31-14, 10:23 PM
I started taking Ritalin when I was 6 years old. I was put on 5mg for a week then 10mg IR for about 6 months. From there I was upped to 20mg SR and 10mg IR in the morning for about 5 years. I was on Ritalin from age 6-12
In total I took around 15.5 grams of Ritalin.

What age and how much have you taken?

I am hoping to find people that were a similar age and dose as I was.

I also want to point out that I went from around 90 lb to 200 lb in the time frame I was on Ritalin. Has anyone else experience weight gain like this while on Ritalin? The main time I started to gain weight was in my last 2 years on Ritalin. Especially the last year.

Your comments mean more than gold.

Little Missy
01-01-15, 09:32 AM
Well, I started out on Ritalin about age 34-ish and it worked very well for a year or so but I must say, most of the time it made me hungry as all get out and had a headache on it.

But that is ancient history now.

Dexedrine and/or Adderall work much better for me.

01-01-15, 10:35 AM
I think we have to accept that stimulant therapy may have a long term impact on your metabolism. all medications have side effects and you have to decide with your doctor whether the benefits outweigh the risks. you can be more conscious of your eating habits to help counter act the side effects by exercising, eating healthy etc.