Im not sure if I have ADHD or not, but I have basic anxiety (constant worrying), social anxiety, and some OCD. I also suffer from low self confidence/esteem.I took ritalin and I had all the self confidence and self esteem any one person can have. I felt like I could do anything. It also helped me concentrate...
Asked by Chantelle Cromey 4 months ago.
Im not sure if I have ADHD or not, but I have basic anxiety (constant worrying), social anxiety, and some OCD. I also suffer from low self confidence/esteem. I took ritalin and I had all the self confidence and self esteem any one person can have. I felt like I could do anything. It also helped me concentrate and focus. I liked feeling this way for once. I took one before a job interview and it was the best interview I have had. The only problem with the ritalin is I think it increase my anxiety and worrying? Also, I could not sleep very well. Can someone please give me some insight? Answered by Sammie Va 4 months ago.
Ritalin or methylphenidate, is an estimulating drug, that is useful in selected cases, that can be analyzed at the office....is a very addictive substance , and makes people feel "good"...that is why its so addictive. Like any other amphetamine related substance...... As it happens with other drugs, self diagnosis and self prescription of any drug, generally, ends up in failure... On the other hand, ritalin os far away from harmless...it can cause cardiac arrhytmias even in normal or young people, loss of apetite and as you have pointed out, insomnia.... In order to diagnose ADHD, you have to be properly evaluated....its not one of those "spontaneous" diseases, but a clear cut one, that can be diagnosed by your GP or neurologist... Chronic depression, can be mistaken with the need for an stimulant, and if not prescribed by a responsible person (the doctors are legally responsable for the prescription and good judgement for the effects), the ritalin can do to you more harm than good..... On the other hand, chronic administration of ritalin, (six months or more), can cause a rebound phenomenon, of anxiety and depression, which are exactly the symptoms you are describing, and which you think you need it for... Self diagnosis and self treatment, can drive you to painful problems that will be difficult to solve in the future.. Leave the prescription and criteria for duration of ANY controlled substance, to your licensed physician.,.,.Legal drugs can become illegal if not prescribed by a legally authorized person...... It has brought to my attention, that people that really suffer from a condition that really requires the use of ritalin, tend to be defensive, and refuse to take it, because " its an amphetamine" or "it can make my child become addicted ", from the parents that have children with ADHD.....on the other hand, people that clearly DO NOT benefit from this treatment, and use it as recreational stimulant, insist on having prescriptions for this drug, that if unsupervised, can harm them, because it "improves" performance and mood, and there is when mistakes are made.... See your doctor, and ask poit blank the same question you make us here....You will have a qualified and serious response to your low self esteeem and anxiety, that sounds more like chronic depression....better to make sure and be on the safe side....Get your GP or doctors personal opinion Answered by Lynetta Ormiston 4 months ago.
Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age). Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Methylin, Methylin ER) is also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). Methylphenidate is in a class of medications called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Please see the web pages for more details on Methylphenidate (generic name) Ritalin (brand name). Answered by Yee Hovanec 4 months ago.
Alright don't take ritalin. That crap is terrible it gives the worst mood swings. Sure you will feel good for a little bit but the crash is not worth the high. I'll give you some advice though. If you are pretty sure you have add just go tell the doctor that except make sure you don't get ritalin get something like adderall because the mood swings aren't severe like ritalin is Answered by Giuseppina Fabiszewski 4 months ago.
I was on ritalin when I was a teen, didn't really help. Sleep was a problem for most of these medications for me, so I stoped taking them. I heard that the chemicals use to produce it is similar to meth. I am not sure if this is true, so look into it. Answered by Steve Relles 4 months ago.
it is a strong stimulant and it can cause anxiety in people who dont normally have issues with anxiety. since you already have anxiety, it would not be surprising if the ritalin made it worse. not being able to sleep is a common side effect of any stimulant Answered by Racquel Fujino 4 months ago.
is it prescribed or did you just get them somehow? i think ritalin is only worth it if you have a looot to study for. Answered by Charlene Haun 4 months ago.
cocain. just take it if you feel it makes u feel better. make up bullshit adhd to a doc and get a presciption if you cant already get it. Answered by Gwen Schutzenhofer 4 months ago.
How is ritalin abused?
Asked by Gertie Feltner 4 months ago.
Ritalin abuse, as I witnessed it, is about the cruelest of things anyone can do to a child. This boy was timid and fearful, knew a few words, but rarely spoke. But, he did shriek and cower in fear of strangers, becoming very hyper in his body motions. Other than wanting an adult's attention, he did not interact with other children. He refused to ever sit on his bottom, with his feet in front of him. This otherwise healthy boy was 9 years old. He weighed just 40 lbs. Ritalin was the reason for that. To get this child to actually BE in a classroom, the parents sought prescription Ritalin to settle down his behavior. Never having seen the same Dr. twice, each new Dr. would increase the dosage, because of the wild child appearing in the exam room. Ritalin made him refuse to eat, to drink. This child was force-fed only nibbles of food and drink. As a result, there was little food in his digestive system at any one time, and with no fluids, it would gather into a hard ball in his colon. Much too painful for anyone to pass without tears. This in turn made him fear the bathroom and the toilet, and was why he would not sit on his bottom. This was why, at 9 he was not toilet trained. The overuse of Ritalin caused him to fear using the toilet - it made it all too painful. During about 3 weeks off the drug, as a trial time, this child's speech came back, and he would speak words. He would look you in the face. He showed interest in the world around him, and in other children. He was like a different child. So thirsty! And he ate like he was starving. As the days passed, his own behavior was more reasonable. And then the parents put him back on the Ritalin. And the charming child, hungry thirsty and learning, crawled back into his shell. He again lost his interaction with the world and people around him. And he lost his speech. ______________________________________... I'm a parent with 2 hyperactive kids. Our Dr. did not prescribe medications. What he had to say on the subject was that the child naturally has these behaviors -- they need to learn how to control themselves. And the parents need to learn how to deal with the child's challenges. It's called parenting. Answered by Lashawna Lear 4 months ago.
people (who do have add, and people who dont) take ritalin pills. the pills make them high. they increase the dosage due to tolerance. i dont understand your question Answered by Maggie Girgis 4 months ago.
People take either more pills than they've been advised or use pills which have not been prescribed to them. Silly, as it can cause heart attack or stroke. Answered by Cinderella Villalouos 4 months ago.
Because some people take it like a drug to get messed up. Thats how. Answered by Kassandra Vanderweide 4 months ago.
The purpose of Ritalin?
I know it is given out to lots of kids at a very young age as a method of helping kids focus and pay attention but when is the medication necessary or are they just being kids? I am trying to figure out what to do.
Asked by Grover Urda 4 months ago.
Ritalin is given to kids of all ages with ADHD. ADHD is a serious disorder that most people tend to generalize or treat as false because they think kids with it are just acting like normal kids. Anyone who has been around a child with ADHD knows that they are not like kids without it. ADHD causes short attention span, agitation, hyperactivity, mood instability and in some cases aggression. Kids with ADHD literally do not know how to think before they act. Their minds are constantly going at such a fast pace that they can't keep up. This is very frustrating for the child, especially when they get into trouble for behaviors that they feel they have no control over. Kids with ADHD are also almost constantly moving, whether getting up and pacing or rocking when sitting. They just can't seem to keep their bodies still for any period of time. They also have a tendency to talk nonstop, or make noises all the time. They are easily distracted as they seem to have to pay attention to every noise around them. I have worked with kids with psychiatric disorders in a psychiatric treatment facility for 8 years. You can see how difficult it is for a child with ADHD to live when they would get sent to time out for 1 minute. It was like pure hell for them to have to sit quiet and still that long. Ritalin, as well as other medication for ADHD, work to combat these symptoms. They help the child to focus and slow down. It can cause some stunting of growth in some cases, but all medications have their side effects. I have seen Ritalin and other ADHD medications work so-called miracles in kids with severe ADHD. The best thing to do is to get evaluated by a psychiatrist for this. A general practioner will have some knowledge but can likely misdiagnose or overlook the problem. A psychiatrist will also know which medication would work best to treat the disorder, as each child is different. Answered by Teofila Clattenburg 4 months ago.
Purpose Of Ritalin Answered by Marcene Vanpelt 4 months ago.
Please go to alltheweb.com and type schwablearning.org which is the best site to answer this question. It's actually the best resource for Children and Adult with ADD and ADHD, with informative article from all kinds of professionals. Most important what your rights are and your childs. You have rights not to medicate, which I came to terms, that there are all kinds of alternative methods, and behavior modification methods that can be implemented. You have so many rights, one is that you may say no to anything a school may suggest. I personally believe Ritalin facts show they stunt as childs growth. You need to advocate and be strong enough to follow through, I also believe diet is very important, and having plenty of rest. The focus will come with maturity. Answered by Jessia Blaszczyk 4 months ago.
They are just being kids. Ritalin is just another way for the pharmaceutical companies to tell the world that there are so many things wrong with us & all the answers lie in little pills with catchy commercials w/ jingles that get stuck in you're head all day. I don't take any prescriptions AT ALL & I'm just fine. Didn't take anything as a kid either & i'm JUST FINE. Kids are supposed to be hyperactive, running, jumping, playing, that's what being a kid is all about. Don't let the doctors tell you, you're kids are diseased & need pills when all they need to do is be themselves. Answered by Princess Kasinger 4 months ago.
ritalin is a medication to help with attention deficit disorder and attention defiict hyperactive disorder and its a learning disablitity and a chemical embalance its nothing to do with poor parenting. Answered by Chanell Menucci 4 months ago.
Ritalin is a medicine designed for poor parents. Answered by Ola Cansibog 4 months ago.
Helps maintain a natural state of mind in children and young teens, in adults it gives an extra boost of life! Answered by Bernadine Rocamora 4 months ago.
Strattera versas ritalin?
Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of Strattera versas Ritalin. Strattera has worked well for my child however it is very costly
Asked by Mario Forkner 4 months ago.
Ritalin is a stimulant and Strattera is not. As a matter of fact Strattera is the only ADD/ADHD medication out there that is not a stimulant, unless a newer medication has recently become available that I am unaware of. If your child is responding to it, I am not so sure that she would do well on Ritalin or the other stimulants since they work differently. My son was on Adderall and he got the tics that are common on the stimulants like Ritalin and so Strattera was his only option. The Ritalin is also more addictive and more prone to abuse so you would have to get a prescription once a month from your dr. unlike a few months worth of prescriptions like you can with the Strattera so that may or may not be a hassle you would mind dealing with. It is a rule by the FDA that they can only give a one month supply out a time because of the high abuse rate of Ridalin and the other stimulant ADHD drugs,unless that has changed recently. Sorry for the long post but I hope that this helped. Answered by Esther Houchins 4 months ago.
I use both. Strattera gives you more energy while ritalin gives you more concentration. However ritalin structure is close to amphetamine and may cause addiction to some while strattera is not amphetamine related and is weaker and not addicting. Answered by Marybeth Rossini 4 months ago.
Ritalin is better! Answered by Elisabeth Pahmeier 4 months ago.
What are the pros and cons of Ritalin?
it is for a school project
Asked by Dierdre Heckers 4 months ago.
PROS Ritalin is effective in 50% to 70% of children with ADHD. The symptoms of ADD/ADHD are reduced. Ritalin is one of the easiest forms of treatment available for ADHD patients ADD and ADHD can be treated using a combination of medicine, behavior therapy, and parent consultation. Helps some children with ADHD focus and allows them to be more successful in school. Although there is a chemical similarity between cocaine and ADHD stimulants, there are different "pharmacokinetic properties" which allow the stimulants to enter and leave the brain faster than cocaine. Therefore stimulants are not necessarily addictive. Medical insurance pays more readily for medication rather than alternative methods of treatment. Teens with Ritalin prescriptions are selling pills to others; occurrences of this are becoming more frequent. The Drug Enforcement Administration attributes several deaths to Ritalin. 1,171 emergency room visits were due to Ritalin use in 1994. CONS Ritalin requires multiple dosing for more than 4-8 hr benefit. Ritalin may cause insomnia or make falling a sleep difficult and cause morning disorganization. The problems displayed by a child tend to change in intensity or form with age. These disorders are pervasive, and have an onset early in childhood. Possible side effects are insomnia, anorexia, stomach pain, headache, irritability, rashes, muscle spasms, suppression of growth, and a worsening of motor or vocal tics. Side effects can be mild, short-lived or in a smaller percentage more severe. The prescriptions for Ritalin are up 390% in the past four years. Ritalin may cause permanent heart damage. Answered by Evia Renzullo 4 months ago.
Honestly, Ritalin under no circumstances did paintings for me. The surgeon then placed me on Adderall, which fits like a attraction. I uncover that it is helping to arrange my ideas and I do not believe as scatterbrained whilst I take my treatment. My peers that shouldn't have ADD that experience taken it recreationally earlier than say that it makes them relatively hyper and top feeling. When I take it, I do not believe top, however I believe extra average. Those are what I could say the Pro's are to ADHD meds. The best truly con that I can believe of is that usually the ones meds can purpose disturbances in slumbering styles. My frame adjusted to this finally. It's simply sort of stressful in the beginning. Answered by Gordon Lapenta 4 months ago.
Some of the cons- It is used to "babysit" the child. It sends a message that drugs are OK. It stunts the emotional growth of the child. It is used to commonly for control of "normal" behavior. It is hard to teach children that there are illicit drugs, which are bad to use, when you are administering this type of drug. Good Luck. Peace. Answered by Daniele Noyes 4 months ago.
Can you get a buzz from ritalin?
If i get 1 ritalin pill, crush it and snort it, will i get high? And if i smoke it, will that do it too? I don't have any ritalin, but my friend does, and i think he can get me a pill. But it would be pretty useless if it had no effect. And i heard it's bad for the nose tissue, is that true?
Asked by Jimmy Polowy 4 months ago.
Yes ritalin can/will get you high. It's like drinking a crap load of energy drinks. You heart will Rae and you will start bouncing off the walls. Unless of course you have ADD or ADHD. Ritalin helps people with either disability to calm down. Many people have it cause kids are prescribed it constantly for ADD and ADHD. If you end up buying the Ritalin don't let someone over charge you. A dollar a pill Is the maximum you should ever pay unless they can prove to you that it is an unusual high miligram. I'm not sure where you got the impression you had to snort it to get high because that's not true. swallowing it normally is still effective. Snorting it just is a quicker and more effective delivery method. I've never heard of anyone smoking Ritalin and for good reason. You cant smoke a powder, I mean you could try but I was a full blow drug addict for some time abd never heard of anyone smoking Ritalin. Anyway if you do snort it there are many side-effects. I have a friend who has a hole in his nostril from snorting stuff. It is dangerous to the tissue and can damage it. I wouldn't suggest snorting it. But If you do take the snorting method here's what you do. Crush it as small a possible. Most people usually put it in a folded piece of paper and crush it in a hard cover text book. Then evenly distribute it into lines using a plastic card (school ID, drivers liscens, or whatever) then with a straw u snort one line at a time. After you snort there's something called a "drip" which is where you can taste what you snorted in the back of your throat. They call it a drip because you feel it in slow drips. I think it's the grossest part but some people like it. Anyway. I know u didn't ask for the whole snorting process and you may alredy know all that. I just said it so you know what your doing if you do try sorting. I again don't suggest any of this at all and 1 pill will only keep you high for around an hour on average. Good luck and I hope this has helped. Answered by Richard Kluemper 4 months ago.
If you are hyper like add or adhd then the Ritalin will just calm you down.. But if you are not it will give you energy. Not really like a high. And yes it is bad for your nose to snort anything. If you do it a lot it can cause you some problems. Answered by Mckinley Skovira 4 months ago.
If any one want to buy ritalin by novartis then visit usmedzone Answered by Kara Camilo 4 months ago.
ritalin will get you buzzed, but not very, you need to find some adderall, pure amphetamines. anyway, if you want to crush it up, put it on a hard surface, like a mirror, put a dollar bill on it, and run a lighter over it until it is a fine powder. ADHD meds are like poor mans coke, you wont be tweaked out if you actually have ADHD though. otherwise, its legal speed. if you crush it up fine enough there will be no damage to your nose. Answered by Delmy Schane 4 months ago.
they don't call it "diet coke" for no reason. You need more than one pill, and there's a probability to overdose. Drugs abuse is bad. Answered by Dorthea Benker 4 months ago.
Difference between adderall and ritalin?
I'm on ritalin, and I was wondering if it has the same appetite suppressing characteristics of ritalin? Does it suppress your appetite more or less than adderall/vyvance? Do most A.D.H.D meds suppress your appetite the same amount? Just wondering! Overall, which is better, adderall or ritalin?
Asked by Danial Evey 4 months ago.
Ritalin (Methylphenidate) and Adderall are both Psychostimulants used in the treatment of ADHD. They both set out to do the same job in roughly the same way, by altering the levels of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine(less commonly). Serotonin plays an important role in the regulation of anger, aggression, body temperature, mood, sleep, human sexuality, appetite, and metabolism. Both Ritalin and Adderall are neurotransmitter-reuptake-inhibitors, meaning they prevent the reabsorbing of neurotransmitter molecules that are left over from previous impulses to other neurons. Dopamine/serotonin are examples of neurotransmitters, should have mentioned that earlier. The decreased levels of serotonin results in suppressed appetite. The altered levels of dopamine give increased focus, learning. Etc... (Please don’t comment on the levels of dopamine statement, that is it in a nutshell, and i don’t want to go into enzyme breakdown by catechol-O-methyl transferase and monoamine oxidase. Hurts my brain.) Adderall is a Dextroamphetamine (72%), it also contains various other amphetamine salts in its contents. Adderall is an amphetamine based Psychostimulant. Ritalin (Methylphenidate[methyl α-phenyl-2-piperidineacetate hydrochloride]) is a synthetic substance. :Do all supress your appetite?: In short, yes. By how much they suppress depends on the dosage, and I have noticed little variance between the two drugs. :Which is better?: Ritalin is much less effective for patients over the age of 18, when patients develop a tolerance to Ritalin, or the side effects become too adverse. Adderall is usually recommended. I'm 19, and I still take Ritalin, my dose varies day-to-day. The average day of uni needs 3X10 mg, to be taken 3 times a day. breakfast/lunch/dinner. I'm still on it because my condition did not show signs of improvement, the side effects are minimal. I would need further basic info if you want a solution rather than a generalisation about the 2 drugs. Age/weight/study habits, would be fine. Answered by Lianne Amdahl 4 months ago.
Difference Between Adderall And Ritalin Answered by Regenia Hartung 4 months ago.
Ritalin, as the brand name version of methylphenidate, is costly with & without insurance. Generic methylphenidate is cheaper. I liked Adderall because it gave me the focus and drive that I lacked. What you mentioned about Adderall is called poop-out. That's normal but frustrating, isn't it? So now you've been prescribed Ritalin. Ritalin has helped me a great deal but I do experience some anxiety when I'm cleaning my home or running a errand. The anxiety comes and goes, like off-on "mini-panic attacks", if that makes sense. In my case, the anxiety is not a side-effect of Ritalin. Hope I helped! Answered by Jeanelle Mcdonal 4 months ago.
The biggest difference is that they are made by two different drug companies. They are both amphetamines and both will decrease your appetite. What is better for one person may not necessarily be better for another. If ritalin is doing the job for you, you should probably stick to it. Answered by Michelina Shybut 4 months ago.
adderall is amphetamine (extremely addictive ) bur tiralin is methylphenidate (almost same effect but less addictive ) Answered by Asha Minnis 4 months ago.
Will ritalin help me?
I have 6 weeks to take a test because of an extension I got in college due to medical reasons. I really do not feel like taking this test. If I can get ritalin how will it help me for the test?
Asked by Sixta Pellegren 4 months ago.
Ritalin, is a medication prescribed for children with an abnormally high level of activity or with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is also occasionally prescribed for treating narcolepsy. It stimulates the central nervous system, with effects similar to but less potent than amphetamines and more potent than caffeine. When taken as prescribed, Ritalin is a valuable medicine. Ritalin has a notably calming "focusing" effect on people with ADD.Ritalin enhance brain receptor functioning, inhibit the breakdown of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, and themselves act as neurotransmitters. Ritalin increase concentration and focus while decreasing distractibility and impulsivity. Taking Ritalin before classes or a test can help you concentrate on what is going on and enhances information gathering. You can also use your medication dosage times to establish a schedule for study. You should know how long your medicine will be effective and therefore determine how much focused study or test time you have available. Set up a schedule for studying accordingly. Ritalin come as either short-acting (usually 4 hours) and longer acting (6-12 hours) preparations. The shorter acting medications take effect in 20 minutes while the longer acting ones may take up to an hour to be fully effective. If I can get ritalin how will it help me for the test? It will Help you concentrate and focusing on your test.If (Ritalin)your stimulant medication is proving to be effective and making a difference in your life there is no reason to stop it because of unpleasant side effects. It is important to report these side effects to the health care facility or your primary physician. Take care as always. Answered by Eddy Rodenbeck 4 months ago.
Ritalin is very much a psychoactive stimulant. Most people will feel more alert, capable of focus for longer time, and mildly euphoric. Some may feel nervous or edgy, like they've had too much coffee. Do not use it for the first time in a situation where you have any stresses or obligations. Decide for yourself if it is effective for you. Do not use large doses under any circumstances. If you want to keep it legal (i.e. not "sharing" with a friend or acquaintance) then you'll have to see a doctor who will prescribe it and monitor your use. Due to its speedy nature it is easy to abuse and have mild dependence on. Only you can decide if it is suitable for you. I enjoy the benefits of adhd medication but I realize that you must respect that ritalin and other pharms are glorified stimulants. Answered by Onie Wortz 4 months ago.
just study. ADHD or ADD is a disease drug company's created to make money Answered by Wade Domingus 4 months ago.
Generic Ritalin Stopped Working!?
I have have taken ritalin in the past (4 years ago) for ADD and it really helped me a lot. I am now 30 years old and started taking it again. It worked for a little over 2 weeks then just stopped working. I was taking generic (methylin) 10mg. 3X a day. All of a sudden it just stopped working completely! I even...
Asked by Velva Houch 4 months ago.
I have have taken ritalin in the past (4 years ago) for ADD and it really helped me a lot. I am now 30 years old and started taking it again. It worked for a little over 2 weeks then just stopped working. I was taking generic (methylin) 10mg. 3X a day. All of a sudden it just stopped working completely! I even tried taking 20mg. at once just to test what was going on and it still never kicked in a bit. I just don't understand how it could go from working great to not working 100%, 2 weeks later. I have been feeling pretty tired for about a month now as I might have some type of virus infection. I thought it was sinuses but haven't seen any signs of mucus at all. Could this cause the Ritalin to completely stop working? Any advice? Thanks! Answered by Asuncion Edelmann 4 months ago.
Ritalin as a drug is used to treat the attention deficit symptoms of ADD/ ADHD. before i answer i should tell you a little background on Ritalin: Ritalin, otherwise known as the generic name of Mthylphenidate, is a class of drug known as an NDRI. NDRI stands for norepinephrine & dopamine reuptake inhibitor. lets break apart this term. Norepinephrine and Dopamine are neurotransmitting chemicals. Dopamine particularly is linked to the concentration and focus centers of the brain. the way NDRI, such as ritalin, work is defined by three processes: 1. in the nerve synapses, Ritalin inhibits the function what is known as the dopamine transporter, which removes (reuptakes) dopamine from the synapses. 2. This inhibition of reuptake, by process, increases the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the synapse 3. the last thing it does is stimulates the synapse to release more dopamine. so the whole process is.. block reuptake, increase concentration, and causes additional release. as with any drug, a drug tolerance can be built up. drug tolerance is where as time passes, the body becomes somewhat desensitized to the drug and therefore needs more and more of the drug in order to get the effect required. now in your case, your body probably built up a fast tolerance to the drug. my advice is to contact your doctor. describe what happened to your doctor and he may increase the dose or switch you to a different medication. another thing i would try is going to wallmart and buy super NOS. its a supplement body builders take that increases nitric oxide in the body. there have been studies that show in patients with ADD/ ADHD that their brain has lower levels of nitric oxide. i would start out with one tablet in the morning, and one at night. titrate the dose up until you feel your concentration level increasing and staying at a stable level... BUT FIRST TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR... HE KNOWS MORE THAN I DO. Answered by Agatha Assael 4 months ago.
Ritalin Stopped Working Answered by Joan Kingwood 4 months ago.
Your biochemistry could have changed. Alot of changes to ones system can happen in 4 years. Also you might have previously built up a tolerance for Ritalin as this does happen with stimulant medication. I would see your doctor and switch medications. An alternative to Ritalin is Adderall which is equally effective. Side Note: Generic Adderall is Available, however the extended release version Adderall XR is not and it quite expensive. Answered by Lashonda Carnegie 4 months ago.
You need to call your doctor. Ritalin can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to begin to work. You should not just be taking more and more pills trying to hurry it along. Answered by Alana Debusk 4 months ago.