Blog about personal experience with ADHD by Robert Dawson

Quick update

I've decided to stay at 36mg because I felt more nausea on 54mg. This is unfortunate because I felt more productive on 54mg. Although, that could be coincidence. And the difference wasn't drastic.

But even on 36mg, I feel nausea sometimes. I feel slightly nauseous now. I need to figure out what contributes to it or why it happens at all. Google hasn't helped me so far, but I'll look again.

Overall, though, this week at work I was very productive, so I'm glad Concerta seems to be working.

Oh, and I didn't drink as much caffeine this week, which is good for my heart! And no noticeable withdrawal.

Finally, I should note that I slept a fair amount this week, more on average than last week and more consistent.

Trying 54mg of Concerta

This morning, I tried 54mg of Concerta, 18+36mg. I felt slightly nauseous on the way to work and breathing seems slightly labored. And when you hear "breathing" in the context of a side effect of medication, you immediately think "not worth it." But it was not enough to make me feel that bad. It was just enough to annoy me. So, unless today is incredibly productive, I'm going back to 36mg tomorrow. Eating helped some, and I actually ate a little before I took Concerta, but, so far at least, it's not worth it.

And I slept 7.5 hours last night, so I should feel okay. Or, at least, I shouldn't feel nauseous this afternoon, if my theory holds.

I noticed this morning that I haven't been playing my usual iPhone games as much lately. I noticed because I received my second notification that a game would be forfeited if I didn't play. That's never happened. More focus? I guess so, although it could just an adjustment phase.