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    Experience with Ritalin
    Anon_233883 posted:
    I'm a 30 year old Male. Just diagnosed with ADHD. Not really surprised. I've been asked to take 10mg Methylphenidate.

    I'm a little scared about taking medication. I'm not questioning the science, and agree that it will help. But just a little scared. I had a couple of questions about other people's experience on it.

    - What happens if you stop taking it? Do you go back to how you were before or are there any lingering effects?

    - How does it feel when you are on medication?

    - Everyone says that medication is just part of the solution, what's the rest?

    I know these are very basic questions.


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