Concerta and Insomnia Question
Hi. I thought I would put this post here rather than in Medicine Reviews because I have never taken Concerta, but had some questions for those who have. The reason for asking is I have had very tough time sleeping for about a year, and just found out that Concerta is now approved for use for ADHD here in Japan. I am 51 years old, diagnosed one year ago. I remember Dr. Dobson saying on a webinar that some people actually take their stimulants in the evening TO sleep, so I think it is possible for them to relax some folks. So, the prospects of improved sleep and/or less symptoms of stress or feelings of doom makes me consider giving Concerta a try. But, on a historical note, I started getting insomnia on Strattera one year ago and even though I stopped it, my sleep never returned fully (is still poor), so I certainly would not take anything which does not improve my sleep, which for me is No. 1. So, thanks in advance.
1. Does anyone sleep better on Concerta than before they took it?
2. Does it reduce daytime obsessive thinking, where you just feel calmer, rather than constantly thinking?
3. What dosage has worked for you to sleep OK and get less symptommatic? Thanks!
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