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(also known as Methylin)
Methylphenidate (MPH) is an amphetamine-like prescription stimulant commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. It is also one of the primary drugs used to treat symptoms of traumatic brain injury and the daytime drowsiness symptoms of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue sy... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 71% (2335 Members) find Ritalin helpful

Ritalin Reviews

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It's working great
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I take methylphenidate. Ive taken it most of my life. Its one of the few that has helped me the most.
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Also just made him more intense and wired.
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It did not work.
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using with concerta to extend my day
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It is too new to us to know, at this point.
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I was a kid, but it worked. Side effects? I took it 3 times a day 7 days a week. I didn't grow or gain weight for 4 years. When I took myself off the med, my bodily systems caught up.
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Working well for me right now. I take 20mg SR twice a day.
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Ritialin helped with some areas but hurt me with other areas.
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Worked for most of my life... stopped working after I had taken it for a long time though :(

But, caused me to become anorexic when I was younger (I had absolutely no apatite), but I learned to force myself to eat.
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  1. Discussion: Ritalin
    After Provigal & Amantadine stopped working I was prescribed Ritalin. It works great with no side effects. There is nothing to be worried about.... [More]
  2. Discussion: Ritalin
    I recently changed from amantadine to ritalin without any problems. I started out with 5 mg but will probably increase to 10mg. my dr. wanted to sta... [More]
  3. Discussion: Ritalin
    Hi I have been on Provigil for the past 3 years to help with the extreme fatigue. For some unknown reason Provigil seems to have been discontinued ... [More]
  4. Advice: Ritalin?
    Today is day1 on the ritalin. So far I am exhausted!!!! took it at 6:30am. It is now 4:22pm. I have moved around alot today! Noticing a little somethi... [More]
  5. Advice: Ritalin?
    I hope that this is a good thing that My MD gave me a script for Ritalin today to help with the daytime sleepies. Some background: sleep apnea/c-pap... [More]