Like you, I was given methylphenidate 10mg at first, and it worked well for me except that it didn’t last long enough. Then my doc gave me 18mg of Concerta once a day, which I have been supplementing with a 10mg methylphenidate when I feel like I need it.
To be honest, I’m a little underwhelmed with the Concerta, and I was thinking of asking my doctor if I could get a higher dose. I’m glad to know that it isn’t just me, because I thought that the two drugs were the same (just extended release vs. short acting), so it confused me that the Concerta doesn’t seem to work as well as the plain ole methylphenidate.
Maybe we develop a tolerance as our bodies adjust and we need higher dosages as we go?
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