i am in my mid 30's and have just started taking ritalin. Now I have these very vivid dreams about people that I have not seen in years and I don't tend to sleep as well as I used to.
Anyone else out there on ritalin that can help me through this?
Some medicines tend to do that to people. For example I am on some type of pain medication right now and it seems to make me have some bad dreams. Other medications I have been on before have made me have dreams too. I mean out of the way from nowhere dreams, sometimes if you read the directions with the prescriptions will even tell you sometimes that can be a side effect. Strange but true :?:
You're having vivid dreams because ritalin is a stimulant and your brain is overstimulated while sleeping thats also probably why your not sleeping as well because your body has not had time to build up a tolerance. I think after time your body will adjust to the medication and you will retain normal sleep patterns and I wouldn't worry about the vivid dreams. But if they continue or they are disturbing then consult your docter.
It has been just about a month now since I started the ritalin, and the dreams are not as vivid. Plus my sleeping is getting better.
My ability to focus more at work is great too. Also, at home on the weekends I dont start a thousand things at once I actually start one and finish all the way through.
I will admit I did do something really stupid this weekend, I did snort one of the pills. My husband and I were curious as to why so many people use it when not prescribed well I tell youwhat I saw the sun rise for the first time in probably 10 years theni felt like crap the whole next day. We agreed we wouldn';t do that again. It reminded us too much when we were younger and did "nose candy" yuck!!
Thank you for all the support:) keep it coming
Hello. I am a student from Troy High School. I am assigned a project and have decided to write about Ritalin.
It'd be great if somebody who has taken Ritalin or IS taking Ritalin could take the time to answer these questions.
You may remain anonymous.
And by the way, don't feel obligated to answer all the questions. You can skip over a question if you do not want to answer it.
How old were you when you first took Ritalin?
Where did you first hear about Ritalin? from a friend? doctor? etc.
Where did you get this drug from? Did you buy it? If so, how much did you spend on it?
How did it feel, taking Ritalin for the first time?
Did it improve your life?
Did you regret it?
Did life seem less pressured?
Do you still feel the same emotions when you take Ritalin now, compared to taking Ritalin 6 months ago?
Why did you take Ritalin in the first place? For an easier life? easier studies? peer pressure at a party? etc.
Do you think RItalin should be allowed to everyone, including students? Would it make the world smarter and increase human's potential of knowledge? Many people buy Ritalin off the black market anyways. So would it really make a difference if the government allowed Ritalin to become an over-the-counter drug?
In your opinion, how would legalizing the drug affect society or the world?
How did Ritalin affect your life?
Would your life be different at all if you never took Ritalin? If so, how would it be different?
Is there anything else you would like to add? Any comments or ideas would be helpful.
Thank you again! I greatly appreciate your help and your time!
This drug tends to work just the opposite in adults then it does in children. In children it has a calming affect for hyperactivity yet on adults it is common that it does wire them and they do loose sleep. You may have to take to your doctor about this.