Focalin XR and Ritalin for depression, sleep problems and depression

Posted by lain59 @lain59, Sep 30, 2012

I am bipolar and suffered from depression until last month. I had severe sleep problems. The depression ceased by taking Focalin XR twice a day. Strangely, Ritalin at five calmed me down and now I sleep. It killed the afternoon depression as well!

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I am glad you have found help. I hope the Foculin R is helping you, I trust you are getting into a better sleep pattern. Let me know how things work out for you, people do care.

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@allanhoffman3

I am glad you have found help. I hope the Foculin R is helping you, I trust you are getting into a better sleep pattern. Let me know how things work out for you, people do care.

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It is so kind of you to have written. Sometimes, trying to act ‘normal’ Donna Reed, pushing myself for the children and school, I am so alone. Trapped. Othertimes, all is well.

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Hi Lain!
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to STOP believing that “I am stuck with this for life” and STOP believing the people who preach that to you!
I think its WONDERFUL that you made a breakthrough. Do whatever you know works for you and be really careful what you buy into…OK? OK!! I am proud of you!

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@bettyann

Hi Lain!
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to STOP believing that “I am stuck with this for life” and STOP believing the people who preach that to you!
I think its WONDERFUL that you made a breakthrough. Do whatever you know works for you and be really careful what you buy into…OK? OK!! I am proud of you!

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Yes, I try to remember what it was like to enjoy life…I cannot re seize it yet.

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Hi, @lain59 – thinking of you and wondering how you are doing? Are you continuing to take the dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride (Focalin XR) and the methylphenidate (Ritalin)?

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