• My Doctor recently put me on a small dose of Ritalin to help improve memory function and focus. Any thoughts...........

    Asked by Dennispx on Saturday, February 18, 2012

    My Doctor recently put me on a small dose of Ritalin to help improve memory function and focus. Any thoughts...........

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    • ttisme's Avatar
      ttisme

      I told my onc about memory fog, forgetfulness, lack of interest...she laughed at me and said you have chemo brain and offered to take me off Zoloft (which got me through OH NO!) and into a place that I can tolerate, and prescribe Ritalin...I can function with my notebook for important things and I am not working so I chose to stay on the Zoloft instead. I like my happy place!
      Besides- going to the store without a list, helps assure that you will go out again tomorrow, becuz you forgot half of what you needed!

      over 7 years ago
    • moonmaiden's Avatar
      moonmaiden

      My doctors refuse to discuss it with me. I wish they would. I have been looking online for things to help me over come the effects of treatment, and they won't discuss it with me. My life is going to XXX from the effects of chemo and hormone blockers, and I am ready to chuck any and all pills into the trash. I am so sorry I allowed them to do that to me, and won't allow them to do it again. I don't have any quality of life any more, and now that they have gotten their hundreds of thousands of dollars out of me or my insurance, they can't be bothered to address the ongoing fatigue and loss of income that has come with it. I am trying to stay off of disability, I don't want it, I want to get back on my feet, and I don't know where to find a doctor who isn't going to tell me either it's all in my head, or it's all my own fault if I go around feeling exhausted and not doing what I need to do. Never again. NOt worth sticking around for. Going to quit all the drugs.

      over 4 years ago
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      moonmaiden

      I feel very much taken advantage of by the breast cancer *industry*.

      over 4 years ago

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