Hi, ok so was diagnosed in November with severe combined type ADHD.
My doctor started me on Concerta at 18mg per day. I have high blood pressure so I have to monitor this every day and as far as my BP goes it’s been ok.
After 3 weeks he asked if I had noticed any difference, saying I would pretty much know right away if they were working. I had a few mild side affects, sleep mainly but as I am already a really bad sleeper this did not cause any problems.
As I had not noticed any difference in my every day things, it was put up to 36mg a day.
Again I tried for two weeks, not noticing any difference, BP still ok (for me) but no difference in forgetfulness, concentration, emotions, basically still not getting anything done etc. I had one amazingly wide awake 40 hour stint, but since managed to get better sleep than normal.
So yesterday it was put up to 52mg.
I took the 52mg this morning, a few hours later I start to feel kind of “high” for want of a better word. Bp is still good, no palpitations etc.
I’ve got absolutely nothing done I wanted to, a lot worse than normal. I have not gone to a meeting this evening I wanted to as I feel way more apprehensive than normal. I still feel (10 hrs now) woolly, “high” like very slightly drunk, but able to write and concentrate on things I don’t need to concentrate on and a little more tired than normal… ugh i hope this makes sense, I’ve only ever been drunk rarely, never dabbled with drugs so sorry if my description does not make sense lol. It feels like “high” but not a nice “high” it’s very weird lol.
Is this, for who have been on this drug, normal, is this just something I would get used to?
As in a side affect that will dissipate? My BP is spot on for me and I have no other side affects.
I will call my doctor tomorrow, but just looking for some answers really.
If it’s something others have experienced and goes away after a day or so I would feel a lot better keeping going with it.
Thanks, soz for the long post!