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Concerta Withdrawal: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options
Concerta, or methylphenidate, is a type of stimulant that targets the central nervous system. If you have a hyperactive or impulse disorder, such as attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Concerta can help manage and control your symptoms.
Unfortunately, some people misuse Concerta for the purposes of getting high. If you are addicted to Concerta and need help, please call us now at 800-721-8114 for more information on getting your life back.
Common Side Effects of Concerta
Concerta can interfere with any current allergies or disorders you’ve been diagnosed with (for example, high blood pressure or a stomach disorder), so its use should be strongly regulated. You may experience negative side effects while taking Concerta, which can be detrimental to your physical and emotional health.
The most common ones include:
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Bruising on your skin or eyes
- Flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, and sore throat
- Increased blood pressure
- Weight loss
Losing weight with ease is one reason why many people abuse methylphenidates. Other reasons for abuse include the desire for stimulation or energy and better performance at school or work.
Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms
Taking Concerta can be habit-forming and cause you to experience painful or unhealthy withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it.
Withdrawal symptoms from Concerta can not only negatively impact your health, but also cause detrimental changes in your physiological and emotional feelings and behaviors.
Many of the most common symptoms include:
- Trouble sleeping, extreme nightmares, psychosis, or chronic insomnia
- Irregularities in your blood pressure, body temperature and heartbeat
- Drastic changes in mood, such as paranoia
- A loss or increase in appetite
- Changes in behaviors
Treatment to Overcome Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms
While the process of overcoming your addiction to Concerta can be long and grueling, there is good news – treatment is very possible and it might not have to be very intense, depending on your particular situation. The type of treatment you need to completely withdraw from Concerta will vary based on the severity of your addiction, withdrawal symptoms, age, and history of abuse.
Getting Treatment at Home
If your level of addiction is relatively low and your withdrawal symptoms are mild, you may be able to use an outpatient treatment program while staying at home. Take advantage of local treatment centers with outpatient programs and practice a gradual tapering regimen rather than going cold turkey.
Inpatient Treatment at a Clinic or Treatment Facility
If your symptoms are severe or if you are heavily struggling with your addiction to Concerta, you can opt to stay at a rehabilitation facility where you will receive daily medical support. This is the best option for someone with a history of abuse.
Whether you seeking medical help or psychological therapy and motivation, there are plenty of resources available to help you completely detox from Concerta. Getting free from this drug’s clutches will allow you to be happy and healthy once again.
If you have questions or concerns on how to manage Concerta addiction, give us a call at 800-721-8114 to receive more information and resources.