Our expert says:
Not long back, a diagnosis of ADHD in adults was not recognized, and since it has been, I have not seen good research studies of the effectiveness, safety and side-effects of Ritalin in adults. For a number of reasons, it would not surprise me if it has the sort of effects you and our pal ADHDude describe. What you are describing sounds like over-stimulation, as one might feel with amphetamines and similar drugs.
There may well be other meds which could help you more than the benefits you used to experience with Ritalin, but you need to see a good local general psychiatrist for a full assessment and re-evaluation of your treatment as a whole, and this might indeed involve recommendation of a short hospitalization and a form of detox. Now DO it !
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