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Re: Is Falling asleep on Concerta normal????

Posted by momO3 on June 1, 2004, at 11:32:06

In reply to Is Falling asleep on Concerta normal????, posted by watergirl on June 1, 2004, at 0:25:27

> I cant stay awake on Concerta. Its the first time Ive been prescribed a stimulant. Ive been on it 1 week.
> I also take:
> 20 mgs Lexapro
> 12 mgs Gabatril
> .05 mgs Klonopin (bedtime)
> 18mgs Concerta
> Sleepy,
> Cindy

welll... from what I understand, sometimes if you are ADD, that meds will have an opposite effect (ie benedryl keeps you awake sudafed makes you sleepy.)

I have had this problem recently - a cup of coffee is like a sleeping pill for me..

coffee + ritalin = naptime

so I switched back to dexadrine which is also prescribed for narcolepsy - it keeps me awake where the others fail..

concerta is also a long acting one with time released 'barrels' inside of it.. if the first dose of meds wears off before the second 'barrel' dissolves then you may have a lull in the middle of the day before the next dose of meds is released.

Another note... klonopin was tooooooo strong for me, it had a big hangover effect.. if you are dozing off in the morning that could be a contributing factor.
Holly - now mom'04




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