50 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate

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arm5629
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arm5629
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
25 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADHD

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Dec 23, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Depression in afternoon, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 27 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Depression in afternoon, Dry mouth

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 27 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Depression in afternoon, Dry mouth

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arm5629
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arm5629
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
25 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADHD

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Dec 23, 2010 (Started Dec 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Dry mouth

Jun 7, 2010 (Started Dec 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Dry mouth

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patrickm
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patrickm
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Dec 9, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Flushing, Rebound headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: migraine/rebound headaches
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flushing, Rebound headaches

Nov 11, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flushing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Flushing, Rebound headaches

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NW native son
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NW native son
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Mar 28, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Mar 28, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Bryan Scott
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Bryan Scott
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
55 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Sep 27, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Head pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 54 mg/24 hr Daily
Side effects: Head pain

Dec 29, 2009 (Started Nov 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: taking concerta is not like taking methilyn in timed ways for me
Side effects: Head pain

Dec 10, 2009 (Started Nov 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 54 mg/24 hr Daily
Side effects: Head pain

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beachbumguard
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beachbumguard
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
29 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 10, 2010 (Started Oct 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Dosage too high for my current health. When my energy levels drop again I may return to using it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Anxious mood

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Oct 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Anxious mood

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burrwarren
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burrwarren
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: insurance would not approve Provigil or nuvigil so resarted this drug again
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Racing heart feeling, Anxiety and frustration

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Pedro0703
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Pedro0703
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 37y
  • Organ: Kidney(3)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 35y Transplanted
  2. Kidney : 23y Transplanted
  3. Kidney : 13y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea if taken on empty stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Anyone who is looking to make their anti-depression meds work better should talk to their doc about starting on a low dose of concerta. I've found that it makes my SSRI more noticeable. I would say that if you have ever had a problem with any kind of drug addiction, legal or not, you should not take this. If you do take it, make sure to take it in the AM. When you first start it you may feel really sick, but it gets better. Taking this med has really helped me be functional so that I can take my mental health to the next level of adequate counceling.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea if taken on empty stomach

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SaraJean
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SaraJean
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
37 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
PTSD

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Jun 17, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel that this med (Ritalin, aka methylin) works moderately well in treating my ADD. I take one 10mg tab when I wake up & one 5mg tab around noon. I do feel that I wake up easier & faster when taking this, which was unexpected. This is positive for me as I have always had a very hard time waking up in the morning no matter how much sleep I've had. Anything that makes it easier for me to wake up is a good thing for me! I say the Ritalin has helped moderately because when I first started taking it the difference was remarkable! I felt almost normal, like I could sort out my thoughts a bit more coherently. Unfortunately, this didn't last long - my body seems to adjust to meds VERY fast (always has w/every med I've taken). At first I was taking 5mg in the am & another 5mg at noon. The noon dose made me sleepy if that makes any sense! So, I started taking both in the am. After talking to my pdoc, she decided to increase my dose to what I take now. I do feel that it works, but just not enough. It's like there's these steps in my brain, and the ritalin bumps me up the step, but just not quite enough. I can feel it, like it's just not quite there, not quite right yet... don't know if that makes any sense! Anyway, I'm babbling!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Lady 4 Rob
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Lady 4 Rob
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F42y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 15, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This caused me extreme stomach problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

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