Tolerance to Ritalin

Discussion in 'Concerta & Ritalin' started by thenumber7, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. thenumber7

    thenumber7 Newbie

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    how long on average would you say it takes to develop a tolerance to ritalin and if you cease using will your tollerance go down?
     
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    thanks guys....
     
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    Sorry, you should have more patience. Indeed yes, you's tolerance will go down rather quickly after ceasing his intake of methylphenidate. I believe that this topic was addressed in a different thread, you should try searching first. In order to properly address this question, it would be helpful if you could answer how much methylphenidate exactly was/is You taking, and for how long?
     
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    the problem swims experiencing is that he binged a few dyas over spring break on about 40-60 mgs for about 3 days

    hes only been on ritalin for 2 weeks and his dose is 20 xr and 15 ir at night for hoemwork

    the 20mg and 15 dont seem to have the same effect on swim as it did before his binge....any recomendations? suggestions?
     
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    Take a break for a few days, eat plenty of protein, take 500mg of a Magnesium supplement each day.

    It works for Amphetamine for SWIM, so I assume it would help with Methylphenidate.

    It can't hurt in any case.
     
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    ill give it a try...hopefully you were being serious! :D
     
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    Good luck, hope it works out for you.
     
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    I used to have a prescription for ritalin, 100 X 20mgs, and for the last few months he had it he'd binge as soon as his script was filled. Usage varied, but there would be none left after a week.

    Every month followed a similar pattern: first day was like he had no tolerance, second day he had a slight tolerance, third day on the tolerance became a bitch.

    In SWIM's case the tolerance goes away after a week of no use, but tolerance builds up REALLY quickly after a binge.

    YMMV