• 5 months ago

    Concerta dose vs effect

    . I’m wondering if anyone else has been prescribed 54 mg of Concerta X 2 per day. I realize this is a high dose but I’m told I metabolize medications very quickly (this goes for all my meds not just the ADHA prescriptions). I’ve been on ADHD meds for over 4 years and have generally been very happy with its effects on my scatterbrained and distracted self, lol. I take my first 54 mg at 6am and the second 54 mg at 2pm. I get between 5-6 hours of sleep daily which is twice as much as I was getting for most of my adult life. Prior to the ADHD diagnosis, my life was plagued by feelings of worry and stress over my poor performance in the adulting arena which led to insomnia, overeating, depression and anxiety. To be honest I’ve been an insomniac since childhood, I’ve never been able to lay down and fall asleep without tossing and turning for at least an hour while worrying about the state of the world. Oh to have been diagnosed with ADHD as a child, I may have actually enjoyed school and completed a degree. I was always told I was just dumb and lazy.

    I won’t dump all my questions at once but would be interested in knowing why taking 2 x 27 mg rather than 1 x 54 mg appears to be more effective. I ran out of the 54 mg and wanted to use up the extras I had before refilling my Rx. Could I be imagining this difference? My pharmacist shrugged his shoulders and told me there is no difference so rather than ignore my gut, I’m reaching out to those who actually take this med for their insight.

    Thank you,


  • 5 months ago

    RE: Concerta dose vs effect

    Concerta is very effective for ADHA, but it has side effects. People taking Concerta can be worried about common side effects. Excessive use of Concerta may cause or aggravate symptoms of mental illness such as hallucinations and so on.