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Re: Stims? TRD_12

Posted by Emme_V2 on August 3, 2012, at 6:12:35

In reply to Re: Stims? Emme_V2, posted by TRD_12 on August 2, 2012, at 3:13:57

> > Ah, right. That's what I thought you were probably getting at. It doesn't hurt to be cautious until you know how your body handles a drug and maybe time your workouts appropriately. I do like the Focalin because it speeds me up less than Ritalin, and the immediate release version is short acting. I'm naturally a night-time exerciser anyway, so a potentially raised heart rate and blood pressure haven't really been a big issue for me since the Focalin wears off before then.
> >
> > Good luck.
> > emme
> >
> Thanks. Have you taken modafinil? If so, how would you compare the side effects between them? If not, what side effects do you have and had on Focalin and Ritalin?
> /trd

Hi. Yes. I found Provigil very inconsistent. Some days it had no effect on me, some days it made me far too hyper, and some days it was just right (the Goldilocks drug?). I gave up trying to figure out a pattern or to make it work.

Ritalin made me too jittery (feeling racy, increased heart rate). Focalin can make me a little jittery at times, but not always, and certainly less so than Ritalin did. I also take a low dose of a beta blocker for anxiety, and I think that helps offset any edginess from the Focalin. So it's really quite manageable. I've gotten good at titrating the Focalin according to my energy level.





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