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09 November 2006 @ 02:37 pm
Ritalin  
I wasn't going to complain about the meds, but



Seriously, I was on Ritalin in high-school and I didn't recall it making my head explode. The doc I have been seeing about Asperger's recommended giving it a try again, since I have the attention span of a fruitfly and it worked for me before. I got the script filled on Monday, started the same day. By the end of the day, my bones and my head hurt like never before. That was Monday. I didn't take any on Tuesday, but again on Wednesday and today. Wednesday was okay, yesterday I could hardly sleep and I have had a headache since Monday. With the small mountain of meds I'm already taking, I hate to add something for a headache unless I have to.

My script gave me enough pills for two weeks, I haven't even finished one week and I have enough of it already. I can't imagine this stuff being any good for kids, but there are people with a lot more serious ADD/ADHD than me. I don't recall Ritalin giving me such big ups-and-downs back then, but I might have been on the SR version which according to the internet last for 8 hours.


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mikasteelelelloxbastetxo on November 9th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Ritalin is a stimulant and it does affect children in a diffrent way than it does adults. It may have worked great for you in high school, but as your body matures, drugs affect you diffrently. Talk to your DR about trying something else. They have stuff for Adult ADD that are diffrent than what they give to kids.

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There is a woman in my Psoriatic Arthritis group who's daughter has Asperger's. Did you know that Dan Ackroy has that?
Illman: rainbowillman on November 9th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Ah, so I'm not just imagining that Ritalin working differently than when I was younger. That's unfortunate, but good to know.

I'm pretty new to knowing about Asperger's or that I have it. I was only diagnosed a few months ago while I was in an inpatient program at a psych hospital.