27 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate with a adherence rating of Always

Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:?y
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: < $25 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: < $25 monthly

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potter40s
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potter40s
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 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: < $25 monthly

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bertusj
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bertusj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
38 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: $100-199 monthly

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Kate21
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Kate21
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
23 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: < $25 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: < $25 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: < $25 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: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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LittleBean
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LittleBean
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
GAD

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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: < $25 monthly

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arm5629
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arm5629
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
23 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADHD/ADD

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Dec 23, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

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

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

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

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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Mar 28, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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