April 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm #90683
AnonymousInactiveApril 12, 2012 at 6:28 pmPost count: 14413
I just started taking Ritalin 10mg three times a day two days ago. I had been on Stattera ( all types of doses )for many months ( no help at all ) and Concerta (all types of doses too) . No help at all as well. So i am trying Ritalin. Ritalin makes me SLEEPY. I have been having trouble sleeping for the last month and a half ; only sleeping 2-3 hours a night . So I decided to take my thrird dose of 10mg of Ritalin at 9pm (considering it makes me sleepy). I miraculously slept fron 2am to 8:30am.
I read up on this weird sleepy side effect and it said that only children with severe ADD get this effect. Only less than 1% percent of kids get this sleepy effect.
Is this for real?
Has this happened to anyone?REPORT ABUSEApril 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm #113967
AnonymousInactiveApril 12, 2012 at 8:20 pmPost count: 14413
Hm! Once I come down off of it sometimes I get really sleepy. I have been thinking that I might actually have seizures which the Ritalin often induces and that’s where I’ve thought the sleepiness and post-ritalin can’t-brain-or-function comes from. Never heard of sleepiness this significant, though. Interesting. I’d definitely let your doctor know!REPORT ABUSEApril 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm #113968
AnonymousInactiveApril 12, 2012 at 8:25 pmPost count: 14413
I did. I told my psychiatrist. She went ” oh NO, this only happens to very few children”. She wasn’ t at all thrilled I had taken Ritalin at 9pm. I’ll see what my next appointment has in store for me. 🙄REPORT ABUSEApril 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm #113969
AnonymousInactiveApril 15, 2012 at 2:16 pmPost count: 14413
I hate doctors who think they know everything and like to tell you you are wrong about your body.
Do you have any anxiety issues? I find that my Ritalin also corrects my anxiety which could make it easier for me to shut my brain down and get sleepy..REPORT ABUSEApril 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm #113970
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