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Ritalin : did anyone ever got any help from mph (methylphenidate/ritalin)

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Dear Members,

I've been over 8 years, or so, member of this forum. I kinda gave up on pharmacological treatment in the last few years (after pretty much exhausting all options, I settled with 15 mg cymbalta, 300 mg lamotrigine, 0-4 mg xanax combo, with this combo I was able to work).

However, there is now some option, to look into MPH. It seems that I also have some full on adhd, maybe, recently diagnosed, more or less, now I am 40, so, maybe this was not diagnosed in my childhood, I might have been compensating for the adhd handicaps with some form of high IQ, so it was bit of a surprise to hear that I might have adhd, if I have 1.5 PhDs and 800 citations to my publications.

Anyway, bottom line:

I wonder, did ever anyone got any help from Ritalin ?

It might happen that I will give it a try. If so, I will post the results here.

We'll see. I'm wondering if there is any historical evidence that Ritalin might help for DP/DR ?

(I have it about 24/7 nowadays, intensity goes up and down... on scale 1-10 it is between 3 and 10, constantly, no matter if I have panic or not.)


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I've learnt from tests it depends how DP is caused, my last topic goes into this.

For me for instance I have ADHD since i was very young and diagnosed many times over.

I however have too much adrenaline, i've tried Ritalin but it's tendency to stimulate was a problem for me, so it depends. It's either get a spit example of Cortisol, DHEA, IgA (£100) and get your doctor to do adrenaline levels (free?/depends on health care, where you live) and see if this is an issue... or just commit a few days to trying it, it's gets to work fast, you'll know if you have bad effects fast on Ritalin, i'd also get the XL slow release version, Adderall XL (just an idea because it stretches out the hit, lower addiction rates, newer etc).
Yep there is a story i linked the other day. Okay it is Adderall which I suggest, but they are so similar, ones just smoother from my effects.
Yeah, one thing with stimulants is checking your heart regularly.

If it makes you sleep then you respond well IMO, it's not stimulating you, forget the tests. For some Ritalin is calming for others it gives people anxiety.

It sounds like it could actually help you focus, least I do when I am tired but not so tired that i'm falling asleep. Hopefully a doctor can find the right dose in the middle...which if being sleepy on it, I am sure the doctor can stop this, as most have trouble sleeping on it! failing that there is different versions that have similar properties, once you get on Ritalin they aren't as strict I find to try out alternatives.

Good luck
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