In this thread I mention my Sister in law is staying with my wife and I, sort of on vacation after being laid off. Anyway described how she had a panic attack last week, and how that ended her up in the Hospital. Well, we soon found that she is detoxing from being on Ritalin for the past ten years. As an adult with ADD I understand her pain, but she is experiencing some traumatic side effects from her withdrawl.
Severe Fatigue, Dizziness, light-headedness, and disturbed sleep. According to online stats she is experiencing everything quite normally, however that doesn’t make it any easier…She is seeing her own psychiatrist next week, and she knows she should not have quit the ritalin cold turkey…but she never knew she would actually go through such an emotional withdrawl.
Does anyone have any advice or anecdotes that may help in this matter? I feel so helpless, and my wife does as well. She is not having any of the more severe symtoms like psychosis or anything like that, she is just very lethargic during the day…She flies home next week…Any advice would be helpful, feel free to email if that is appropriate… Thanks all.