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?
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.