I’ve been taking Concerta 18mg for about two months now and the results were fantastic. But, as my psychologist would say, there was still room for improvement. So about three days ago my dose was increased from 18mg to 27mg.
Things have been hell.
Nothing else about my medication routine has changed apart from forgetting to take my supplements (fish oil, B vitamin, etc). My emotional disregulation has been off the charts and is making me afraid that I’m spiraling toward another depressive streak. Thinks are ok, but not great during the day when the medication is in full effect. But once it wears off I’m crashing so hard that instead of just wanting to sleep (like I was on 18mg) I am sitting in my car for an hour staring at nothing while sad thoughts assault my brain. I’ve also started to feel more insecure again and have had minor panic spells.
Is this the Concerta or something else? Do I just need time for my body to adjust to the new dose, or is my body telling me that the dose is now too high? I don’t know what to do. Help?