View Full Version : Day 7 - focalin XR

05-07-08, 06:03 PM
I did 5mg in the morning for 6 days.

My doc suggested I do 5mg of the XR twice a day about 5-6 hours apart because the effect wears off by then.

To experiment, instead I took 10mg at once today (which is the 'normal dose') and had a weird experience.

I felt the medication effect in about 30 minutes and felt more focused for about 45 minutes with sort of a headache feeling. Around 1 to 1/2 hours later I got a rapid heart beat, and I was lightly sweating in my underarms prior to this. I had this heavy "RUSH" of something and I got really dizzy and nauseous for about 15 seconds.

It faded away and for the last couple hours I just feel a little tense with some head pressure. Anyone else have that experience?

I'm really not sure what to expect from a stimulant Focalin being my first. Can't really tell how much it's helping, but it's different..hmm.
(oh, I also take Lamictal 150mg, Wellbutrin 300mg)

05-07-08, 06:46 PM
Oh, the other thing was that my eyes seemed really glossy and somewhat irritated. Like a 'watery' burn.

05-07-08, 10:10 PM
i also take wellbutrin 300 mg and focalin was not good for me. i couldn't take it more than 3 days in a row because the side effects were too intense. i yawned alot and couldn't take a deep breath, my eyes were really dry, intense pressure behind my eyes, headaches, sore throat, just about everything that could go wrong. concerta wasn't much better. not i am trying adderall IR and so far it hasn't been impressive but i just bumped up from 10 mg to 20 mg so we'll see. if this works, i'm considering going down to 150 mg WB so i'm not killing my liver.

05-09-08, 05:23 PM
Decided to stop on day 9.

I felt a little too different/weird on this medication.

05-09-08, 10:48 PM
i don't blame you!