Friday, September 8

Why Ritalin is so widespread!

New school, new rules, new classes, new ways of doing things.

Old school = 2 recesses every day, gym 4 days a week.
New school = recess once a week and gym once a week.

This is why kids are so antsy!
Who likes to pay attention for that much time in a row?
Not me!!
I don't think I could.

This schedule is definitely gonna require a higher dosage.


gloria said...


Way to contribute to obesity in children as well.

Sheesh. I would not be happy if this were the case at our school.

Greta Adams said...

you have got to be shitten me???

Anonymous said...

Hey (I found you via Greta)I am also a teacher at a new school this year (St Paul, MN). Wondering what I have gotten myself into!!!

Anonymous said...

My name is Nikki Hughes and i would like to show you my personal experience with Ritalin.

I am 51 years old. Have been on Ritalin for 9 years now. I began taking it for depression after my marriage ended, and also in a misguided attempt to lose weight! I lost about 15 pounds at the beginning, had tons of energy, felt great...but the weight loss stopped within a few months.. I currently feel focused and motivated after I take it and am able to get a lot done. As well as the generic ritalin, I take 6 - 12 Tylenol 1 tablets a day. I know how bad this is, but can't seem to stop for more than a few days. The last nine years seem to be a's like I have lost those years....I hardly remember anything about them. I find this sad and frightening. I take what my doctor prescribed: three 10mg. tablets a day. I have tried many times to completely get off this drug but I now realize that I am truly addicted to it. If I stop taking it for more than one day I become extremely depressed and have very negative, hopeless thoughts and ideas.

I have experienced some of these side effects-
very irritable when it wears off; sometimes difficult to fall asleep, memory loss, hear music in my head that won't stop.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Nikki Hughes

Ritalin Prescription Medication