47 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate

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

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Aug 10, 2010 (Started Oct 30, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Loss of energy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Loss of energy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Anxious mood

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burrwarren
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burrwarren
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: 34y
  • Organ: Kidney(3)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 33y Transplanted
  2. Kidney : 20y Transplanted
  3. Kidney : 10y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
34 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
PTSD

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Jun 17, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F40y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 15, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2007)

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

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Crankey
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Crankey
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 31
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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May 5, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Inability to concentrate: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Forgetting Words: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Forgetfulness: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily

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arthurj
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arthurj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 15, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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mtaylor74
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mtaylor74
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 3, 2010 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Just Someguy
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Just Someguy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:M45y
CFS:3y
FM:3y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 17, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

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Tierrah
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Tierrah
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F53y
FM:10y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 31, 2009 (Started Jan 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Idiopathic hypersomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: you will need to take a "vacation" from the drug for a week or so to manage the increased anxiety that is a side effect of long term use of Ritalin. But, this is minor trade off for how much better the FM sypmtoms while I'm on the drug.
Side effects: Anxious mood, Anxious mood

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