50 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate

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bertusj
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bertusj
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
41 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Mar 14, 2016 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Hypertension)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 13, 2016 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Hypertension)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taken of concerta and put on strattera. I used it for 5 years without problems, but then started developing hypertension. So we are trying strattera too see the effect on the blood pressure
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 13, 2016 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 14, 2012 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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Wavewatcher
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Wavewatcher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As long as I maintain therapeutic levels I don't have a problem so I am diligent about taking this med on time.

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AnnieOakley
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AnnieOakley
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F44y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 20, 2014 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth

Jan 24, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Brain fog)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth

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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
44 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Sep 15, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    Mild (Insomnia, Irritability, Decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 26, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 1, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    Mild (Decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: < $25 monthly

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schmin
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schmin
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F45y
FM:21y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 8, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
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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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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jul 10, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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gothceltgirl
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gothceltgirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F41y
CFS:11y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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May 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked at first, but then it just stopped helping me.
Cost: < $25 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
25 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Jul 25, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Shaky hands, Unrefreshing or poor sleep, Decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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