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Re: Ritalin or Dexedrine? Which is "better"?

Posted by Noa on October 15, 1999, at 21:03:26

In reply to Re: Ritalin or Dexedrine? Which is "better"?, posted by JohnL on October 15, 1999, at 17:30:02

My doc has always asked if I notice rebound irritability/depressed mood when the ritalin wears off and I always used to say, don't notice anything. Now, as I am beginning to feel better, coming out of severe depression, I do notice. As the ritalin wears off, I feel irritable and spacy, and cranky. Especially midday. My doc suggested maybe two doses of ritalin SR-one in the am, one at noon. I am concerned it will be too stimulating to sleep. On the other hand, if it takes away the roller coaster effect, maybe I should try it.

BTW, Bob, re: sleep: I have little problem falling asleep, despite jitteriness that I think is seratonin induced. It's just that I wake up at 2 or 3 am with these jitters and tic-like movements, and a verbal tic, like talking in my sleep only it continues after I am awake, and overall yukky "squiggles" feeling. I have always been sensitive to the seratonin, it causes myoclonic jerks and twitches, too, when I am at rest. They wake me up just as I am falling asleep, which is annoying, but I am able to go back to sleep again. ALl of these movement difficulties is why I have such a complex cocktail in the first place, to augment, so I wouldn't have to go up in my dose. Now I am up in dose and these annoying effects are coming back. I am always asking, must it always be a trade off like this?




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