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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/18/2009 8:38:55 PM

Reviewer: hoopsbear, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have begun to notice after approximately 1 year of use, that I have become edgy and cold. Very easily irritated.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/16/2009 11:50:17 PM

Reviewer: twit8125, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started taking Ritalin at 18 and it helped tremendously. Then I had to keep upping my doses. And then it started working for shorter periods of time. And then it got to a point where I had to take too much too often that it started causing severe ups and downs in energy. I then got on Strattera which works but I had all of the physical side effects and it wasn't worth it anymore. Now I'm ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/7/2009 12:07:05 AM

Reviewer: A1A5KA, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am an adult, recently diagnosed with ADHD Combined Type. As part of our ongoing search to discover the medication and dosage that is best for me, my doctor recently prescribed Ritalin. Unfortunately, the side effects of the medication were such that, after only a week, he took me off the Ritalin and put me back on the medication I was taking previously (Dexedrine). (Note: Anyone reading this ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/6/2009 11:38:37 PM

Reviewer: aprilakamom24, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 5 year old son started on this medication about 2 weeks ago and so far it is doing great.He takes it 3xs a day and we really are liking it so far. Dr said to wait at least 2 weeks to see improvment at school, but after 3 days we got a letter from the teacher saying he was listening to instructions better and staying in his seat at lunch, whereas before he was running aroud the lunchroom. He sa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
3/5/2009 3:54:24 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescibed to ritalin when I was 14 years old and now I am 22. The medication use to work very well when I was in highschhol. Now the medication seems to be ineffective. It has caused me to have severe anxiety and panic attack. Also, when the medication wears off I have a great deal of depression. I started with 10mg-3 times a day and now I am taking 20mg-3times a day. Sometimes I feel like t ... Show Full Comment

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