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A Positive Experience
by Claire
Citation:   Claire. "A Positive Experience: An Experience with Methylphenidate (exp64520)". Apr 9, 2018.

40 mg oral Pharms - Methylphenidate (daily)


I'm a female 65 years old. After many years of being depressed and overweight my doctor prescribed Ritalin mostly to help with my depression. They had a wonderful side effect! When I started taking them I stopped eating emotionally and compulsively something I had not been able to overcome for 30 years. In the past year I've dropped 76 pounds. An added bonus for me was a total cure of 38 years of debilitating and chronic diarhea. How Ritalin worked to cure that condition I can only guess at. Maybe it's because of its effect the central nervous system.

Supposedly Ritalin works differently in adults than it does in children so I was told by my doctor. Depression caused me to be tired all the time and Ritalin took that tiredness away. I believe the reason for the weight loss is that Ritalin increases the heart rate which would result if I were doing light aerobic exersise.

Overall I'd say that for me this medication gets an A+.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 64520
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 65 
Published: Apr 9, 2018Views: 2,191
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Pharms - Methylphenidate (114) : Not Applicable (38), Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Depression (15), Medical Use (47), Retrospective / Summary (11)

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