30 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate with a adherence rating of Always

munchkin888
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munchkin888
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
43 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Sep 15, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

May 26, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

Apr 1, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Start with the lowest dose available. Stay hydrated. Watch the caffeine intake, especially at first. This wiped out my appetite during the first few days. After that, I would get ravenously hungry as soon as the medication wears off (~ 8 PM for me). Watch this if you are trying to control your weight. I can definitely feel the 'bumps' in medication from the time release. They are very predictable at 3 1/2 hour intervals for me. Keep a diary and you can time the 'bumps' to be beneficial for big meetings, tests or whatever it is that you need special concentration for.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F57y
CFS:?y
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Dr. O did increase my dose but I did not receive any added benefits. We are going to have to discuss other options.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Jul 31, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I am so bogged down with fatigue. I have to do something so I am going to keep trying this medication. When I see my doctor at the end of August I am going to ask for a stronger dose.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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jmhnm
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jmhnm
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

Jul 10, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

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gothceltgirl
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gothceltgirl
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40
Condition: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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May 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was the most effective treatment that I have ever had for my fatigue. I also suffer w/ADHD, so there was the added benefit of getting a gliimpse of how the other side lives, so to speak. For the first time, mentally, I felt almost normal. But then my doctor started acting funny and wouldn't prescribe it anymore. Since, I've not found anyone to give me a prescription for Ritalin or Adderall.

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potter40s
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potter40s
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: vg
I have:
MS

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jan 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain fog: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked at first, but then it just stopped helping me.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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bertusj
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bertusj
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
39 M
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Aug 14, 2012 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very fortunate - I have not had any side effects - I have heard from other people taking Concerta that they have had problems with headaches, aggression and loss of appetite
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Kate21
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Kate21
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
24 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Jul 25, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 54 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I try to drink more water than normal in order to prevent headaches. The poor sleep has always been a problem on any stimulant ADD medication. Concerta has the most mild symptoms. I also keep track and schedule my meals to manage the appetite problems. The one thing I like about Concerta is that is helps me focus with out making me feel jittery.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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caseyd
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caseyd
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Aug 29, 2011 (Started Aug 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initially this med worked very well; roughly six weeks after starting ritalin, I bumped my dosage up to 15 mg on the advice of my neuro but I'm still low energy.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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sunnie
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sunnie
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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May 4, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was prescribed to help with fatigue but did not have much effect on it.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Mar 2, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After taking riddelon for several months it begining to stop working. I keep trying to go back to Provigal but the insurance company is refusing to pay for it. Thay keep trying other meds that don't work, and Im afraid there doing more harm than good.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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LittleBean
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LittleBean
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Apr 18, 2011 (Started May 25, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: Not specified monthly

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