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Concerta

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3.32
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3.32

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This was added to my mix of drugs to combat excessive daytime sleepiness (side effect of other drugs) & help me to focus. I had "foggy" thinking without this. Usually used for ADD, ADHD, but have heard from my provider that it is found to be useful in treating bipolar.

 

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Tags: ADD, ADHD, daytime sleepiness




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235791113
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Registered: March 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Sat March 8, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $20.00| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: Helps with attention, no big cardio effects
CONS: Not as effective as amphetamine-based meds

Drug helped with attention, but have since switched to Vyvanse and Adderall, which are much more effective for me personally. Found side effects on Concerta to be similar to those of Vyvanse. Your mileage may vary.

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NJRealMan
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Registered: April 2010
Wed April 7, 2010 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Quieted the noise in my head; enables me to embrace multi-step tasks
CONS: None that I can recall

Began taking Concerta in 2007. I have been reinvigorated. I returned to college, and am currently working towards the degree abandoned 30 years ago. I am also writing multi-voiced music with harmonies and complex chord structures. I can stay with a reading assignment. My only challenge now is realizing that I can embark upon and complete a task. For most of my life, I have avoided multi-step tasks, because I knew I would eventually drop it. Concerta is doing its job for me.

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Anneinside
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Registered: November 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1274
Mon October 12, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $45.00| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: works
CONS:

I take Concerta because when I'm depressed I can't do anything but sit. This helps me get going.

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skipper121789
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Registered: May 2009
Tue May 5, 2009 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: None
CONS: Everything

This product made me see things. I did not react in a good way to this product.

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Chreey
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Registered: September 2008
Posts: 2
Fri December 5, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: decreased hyperactivy when first starting
CONS: insomnia,irritability,had to keep upping dose

My son had insomnia,irritability, on this medication. And he never gained weight he stayed the same weight for like two years and was already underweight. He also had to be maxed out on the drug and still didn't seen improvment with all symtpoms.

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musicfanaticx100
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Registered: October 2008
Wed November 26, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $35.00| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: stimulant, helps focus
CONS: stimulant

I like concerta. It helps me focus and it helps shield my ADHD but if you take it too late in the morning, the stimulant effects will make it harder for you to fall asleep at night.

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Gianna
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Registered: October 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 1
Thu October 25, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: very short lived focus
CONS: irritability and instability

Dangerous drug

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AliceXCullen
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Registered: September 2007
Location: MI
Fri September 14, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: better focusing and less hyper
CONS: major weight loss, bipolarity

I took it 2 years ago. It did help me with my ADD but it increased my bipolarity. At the start of taking it, I weighed around 99 pounds. By the time my doctor took me off, I was 87. I was 4'9"

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bipolargirl55
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Registered: February 2007
Location: Michigan U.S.A.
Posts: 1
Sun February 18, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS:
CONS:

Weel since I get my medication woith my Medicaid I wouldn't know how much it cost me every month to have it delivered to me.

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bipolargirl55
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Registered: February 2007
Location: Michigan U.S.A.
Posts: 1
Sun February 18, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS:
CONS:

Weel since I get my medication woith my Medicaid I wouldn't know how much it cost me every month to have it delivered to me.

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Sun September 24, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: keeps me awake all day, helps me to focus better
CONS: none

Used in combination with other drugs for bipolar I. Helped a lot with focus & combatting daytime sleepiness.

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