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Old 05-16-19, 07:48 PM
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Question Newly Diagnosed in Middle Age -- Ritalin Dosing

Hi all,
I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and Anxiety (well, I've actually already been medicating the Anxiety part, currently with Escitalopram), and my provider started me on Ritalin.
She had me start with 5mgs, and then add more for subsequent doses as needed.
I thought I noticed *some* effects on even the smallest dose, but I was pretty 'on edge' and I didn't *feel* more clarity like I've seen some ppl report.
With each increase in dosage, I felt more calm (this is expected with stimulants for ADHD, right?), so I kept going.
When I got to 25mg, I sort of noticed a 'high' type of feeling; does this mean I've gone too far, and I should drop back down to 20mg, or is this just the start of effective doses?
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Re: Newly Diagnosed in Middle Age -- Ritalin Dosing

Try the 25mg again the next day. It's possibly the right dose and the euphoria will subside. As it's a higher dose, there may be an increase in side effects you would otherwise not find in the 20mg. If you can't tolerate the 25mg side effects, drop back down to 20mg and that will be your therapeutic dose!
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