View Full Version : First time taking Concerta - anxiety

07-05-17, 04:18 PM

I'm 41 and having recently been diagnosedwith ADD, I've been prescribed Concerta, 18 mg.

I'm feeling anxious before taking it as I had a bad experience a long time ago taking Prozac, I had a massive panic attack on day 5 of taking it. I've had a problem with medication ever since.

I'm just worried, will I get really anxious on it? It lasts all day so there's no coming off it once it's in your system.

I'm sure it will be fine, I just need some reassurance!



07-06-17, 03:21 AM
First thing- prozac and concerta are nothing alike. Concerta can be really effective for people that tolerate the methlyphenidate class of drugs. For those that dont there are always amphetamines. I see you are in the UK. If I am not mistaken, some physicians prescribe dexamphetamine (dexedrine) when ritalin or concerta do not work.
You could have anxiety but that could happen with any of the stimulants.

07-06-17, 05:23 AM
Thank you! I'm three hours in and I feel fine. I think I felt my heart beat a bit faster an hour ago. That's it!