j6 asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

Has anyone tried ritalin as an adult??

Dr. wants to switch me from Adderall to Ritalin my 8 year old is on it and it's worked wonders for her does it do the same for adults??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    My cousin's Dr. put her on it for adult ADHD & it has helped her a lot... with no ill effects. She's in her mid 30's. Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    The only adults I know who took Ritalin used it as a diet aid (which it is not recommended for). However, I am sure your doctor knows that it is safe for you. Give it a try for a week or so and see how you feel. You do not have to continue taking it if it does not work or does not make you feel well.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No no no.... ritalin doesn't work nearly as good as AD, however, I don't have ADHD. I just used to take it in college to get my work done. But seriously, I fall asleep on it and it makes me jittery like too much caffiene.

  • 1 decade ago

    My brother (50) takes it as an antidepressant and appreciates it, would like to have your doctor.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it does. It will impair your judgment, and blur your thinking, JUST as it does for children.

    Source(s): teacher, social worker, masters in psych
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