I was prescribed ritalin for chronic fatigue and narcolepsy. I am even more tired than before. Why?
Interesting, you know, in kids ritalin does have a calming effect. Normally in adults ritalin has a stimulant effect. Perhaps either the dose is too low or you simply need a different type of medication. Nuvigil is an expensive drug, but with insurance is a great option for fatigue and narcolepsy. I took Nuvigil for a number of years and it did wonders for me. When I lost my health insurance I had to switch to ritalin due to the cost. In order to get the ritalin to work as well as the Nuvigil, I had to take the maximum amount.
Hope that this is of some help to you and hope that you're feeling better soon!
- Ritalin Information for Consumers
- Ritalin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ritalin (detailed)
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