Focalin Emotional Side Effects

Red Says:

My psychiatrist prescribed me Focalin XR 10/mg... the first day was okay, but this week I have felt absolutely crazy- anxiety to the point of sheer panic, worry, overthought... fear. I can't focus on anything except my own racing thoughts, and am worried that I am alienating the people closest to me because I am such an emotional wreck. Has anyone else experienced this and will it go away?

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Austin Says:

Just stay calm bro it all starts to straighten out after about a week or 2 if not tell your dr it just might not be the right one for you and they will switch it but pretty much with every new med you will try will be he'll the first week but believe it or not all of a sudden you feel back to normal but just more focused.

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Austin Says:

For one full week I was horrible I lost 13 pounds in 1 week couldn't eat for 3 days couldn't sleep just horrible then literally out of no where it all just stopped. So don't worry that is normal.

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Verwon Says:

That is correct. The reason for these types of side effects are due to the fact that it is a stimulant and it does take your body awhile to adjust to any new substance you are taking in.

In some cases, it can take 4 to 6 weeks for them to wear off and they may reoccur any time you change the dosage.

Learn more Focalin details here.

If they are severely problematic, or get worse, then contact your doctor, as this may not be the right medication for you, like Austin mentioned.

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