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I Take Focalin Xr

Discussion on the relatively new ADHD prescription drug - Focalin XR 11 People

    Focalin Gave Me So Much of My Confidence Back!

    I take focalin xr and Ive tried all the other popular meds! I now take 5 mg and wake up clear, go thru my day happy with no anxiety, and feel like Im not overwhelmed with information. I actually can take the info and learn it without crying and giving up! The only down side...
    sk8tr sk8tr 46-50, F Oct 4, 2009

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    When All Else Fails...

    I was diagnosed with ADHD about ten years ago and since then, my main medication has been Concerta.  They did try me at first on Ritalin (which worked well but was short lived) and then some of the others like - Adderall and Stratterra.  The latter two did nothing for...
    Dissonance Dissonance 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Focalin Gave Me So Much of My Confidence Back!

    I take focalin xr and Ive tried all the other popular meds! I now take 5 mg and wake up clear, go thru my day happy with no anxiety, and feel like Im not overwhelmed with information. I actually can take the info and learn it without crying and giving up! The only down side...
    sk8tr sk8tr 46-50, F Oct 4, 2009

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    First Day On Focalin

    I took my first pill today at about 8:00 am, after 30 minutes my heartbeat change and I felt a strange sensation like anxiety but without the shortness of breath, I couldn't stay put in one place for long, I was talking way too much and feeling jittery.  I had strange...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M Jan 19, 2010

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