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Old 01-09-11, 02:19 PM
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Worth trying Focalin if Ritalin didnt work for me?

I tried ritalin and it made me feel strange, spaced out and kind of tired. At first it helped me focus and then that went away. Increasing the dose didnt make the focus come back but just made me feel strange etc.

Is it worth trying focalin because I hear that it has less side effects than ritalin. So perhaps I can increase the dose to an effective level without feeling strange, spaced out, etc?

It's hard to know whether those side effects on ritalin were from the l-methylphenidate or the d-methylphenidate. If it's from the l-methylphenidate then maybe its worth trying focalin?
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Old 01-25-11, 03:56 PM
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Re: Worth trying Focalin if Ritalin didnt work for me?

I am also wondering about Focalin. I am 26, just diagnosed......I tried Vyvanse at 30 and 50 mg.....I experienced consistent headaches and switched to Ritalin LA.....I feel an improvement in focus and concentration as long as it doesn't involve moving...{....I have no energy...my organization is shot and my chores are building....
So, I am wondering will Focalin give me energy, not make me sleep for 14 hours a night....yet, will it keep the focus and concentration I have with Ritalin?
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Re: Worth trying Focalin if Ritalin didnt work for me?

Ask your doctor if you can try Focalin and you will see how it affects you.

Different people get different effects.
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