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Old 06-20-18, 12:27 AM
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Unhappy taken 18mg for 5 days already, no effect

I was just diagnosed as ADHD last week... Now I have taken concerta 18mg for 5 days.
Nearly no effect at all and it's getting worse...

I feel not bad on the first day, but didn't experience any boost.
Slight side effects

But now as days go on, I feel less concentrated, more foggy in my brain, even worse than before I start taking the medicine...

The only consistent good effect is that I have no desire to play any mobile game or computer game anymore, which is very helpful.

But I can't really study either!

Anybody have an idea? Maybe I need to increase the dose?
I have never try other medicine so far...
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Re: taken 18mg for 5 days already, no effect

This is just my opinion... when people do not have a positive response to methylphenidate drugs I always found that that class just wasnt meant for them and amphetamines should be considered. I know that I had side effects with ritalin that were brutal. I believe in some instances different doses can be considered but not if you are already having side effects that are negative. Have you thought about adderall?
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Re: taken 18mg for 5 days already, no effect

18 mg is a very low dose. Like Sarah said, som folks don’t respond to the Ritalin based drugs as well as they do to the amphetamines. It is also possible that you are on too low of a dose. Concerta for me at 18 mgs put me to sleep/into a brain fog. Slightly higher doses were better, but ultimately Adderall worked best for me.
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Re: taken 18mg for 5 days already, no effect

the day after I posted this thread the side effect reduced. So I went on 36mg as doctor suggested.

No effect and side effect come out again. I don't worry about the side effect anymore, cause it probably will fade after a few days, but I still don't focus!

I guess I will go see the doctor again and may change to adderall... Thanks for your guys' suggestions
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