8 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate taken for the purpose of 'fatigue' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • 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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It works great to make me more alert to be able to function, but the downers when medication starts to wear off are very hard...and i need to go to bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 10, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 28, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My heart rate was alarming to my Drs and they advised me to stop taking it. It helped to clear the cog fog and I was able to think clearly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling

May 15, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Methylphenidate on days that I really need to get something accomplished. It really clears out the dreaded cog fog. It also helps alot with the fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take a half a 10mg pill, when I feel zapped. The whole thing, if I'm really exhausted.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
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