I have been on Concerta 36 mg for about 3 months now and I like it alright but it is also the first one i have tried.
Negative side affects for me include dry mouth (I just drink more water which is healthier anyway), suppressed appetite (I eat on a normal schedule so I’ll at least have a small lunch even if i’m not hungry, and then a ravenous dinner makes up for it when it wears off), and I can’t go to sleep early at night (this might just be due to my meds wearing off at night so then i feel super distracted and can’t feel focused enough to go to bed). I don’t recomend taking it after 10 because you might not be able to sleep as well, but also taking it early doesn’t help me with late night homework. But with every medication there are pros and cons.
As you can see i am able to manage all of the side effects very well so they don’t bother me, except for the sleep thing but idk if thats the meds or me. I like concerta because i feel in control and not like i am on a drug or that it is changing me too much. Literally the only thing that i notice a difference in when I am on Concerta is my internal thoughts. Instead of jumping from ten different thoughts over the course of a single minute while there is simultaneously a song stuck in my head, Concerta changes how i think and I can focus on one thing at a time. It is so releiving to not worry or think about multiple things at once.
I am not sure if I will stay on concerta but i like it so far and i hope you find what works for you as well!