Ritalin and ocd

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Avatar n tn Doctors have put her on <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>rital<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, and Welbutrin. We saw no change with any of these meds. We've seen phychiatrists, phychologists, and social workers. There are some other behaviors that have led the docs to lean towards or: #dae8f4'>ocd but I have written quite a bit already. Any advice I or: #dae8f4'>can get will be welcome. Thanks for listening.
Avatar n tn Had vastly improved memory, increased speed and fluency of speech and very sensitive and clearer peripheral vision. Absolutely no problems with obsessive thoughts. Hope that or: #dae8f4'>helps. Would like to know your experience with nootropics if you do decide to take them.
Avatar n tn You have had questions from people unable to use <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>rital<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> and wishing for a nutritional approach of some sort. Please let people know that the Feingold diet has been used for 25 years as a treatment for ADHD and other behavioral disorders, as well as or: #dae8f4'>helping many of the physical symptoms that frequently accompany ADHD such as asthma, bed wetting, chronic ear infections, migraines, etc.
Avatar m tn Meds work but unless you work with your doctors you wont get there - If you are taking meds that make you exhausted, numb or tired or have other side effects you need to speak to your doctor and work with them - trusting a doctor to know the right meds is a crapshoot and if its a family doctor then youre taking a risk - ive seen too many GP's diagnosing everything from schizophrenia and BP as ADHD and giving <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>rital<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> to patients and ive seen (and this is my local GP here) one who has over 75% o
Avatar m tn I am on wonderful medication that is really or: #dae8f4'>helping me. I am on 50mg <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>rital<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> and 75mg Effexor. However any new drug I get given knocks me and when I sometimes take my last dose of or: #dae8f4'>ritalin my eyes start vibrating,all my muscles go tight and my eyes vibrate. This seems so unfair. Does this mean my body will eventually reject all meds. Please tell me this is not so. I am so happy on my medication.
Avatar m tn Now I could not have all my information correct but the frontal lobe is the center for higher thought processes, such as abstract reasoning, or, in your case, problem solving and information absorption. As far as having <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, that's like having a broken record in your brain so it or: #dae8f4'>can affect other processes detrimentally. Again, in this case it would be your focus and information rates that are suffering.
Avatar n tn Hi justin, I've been on concerta for about 3 years now and my dr recently perscribe me with 5mg of <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>rital<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>. I take 2 18mg of concerta a day and 1-2 mg in the evening if I need an extra boost to do my hw. Ur story sound almost identical to what happened to me this past november. I took my 18mg like I usually do in the morning. that evening I planned to go to a friends house to get some hw done. Around 5pm I took 4 5mg of my ritlin. Big mistake.
Avatar m tn And you stayed on the medications at least 4 weeks to make sure they didn't work for you? What about Wellbutrin? I take Wellbutrin for <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> and it works well for me. Might be worth a try. Also, learning how to deal with the thoughts is very important. Of course you need to find a psychologist that teaches CBT and that you like and feel you are getting something from.
Avatar n tn I am now taking adderall only--it or: #dae8f4'>helps the ADHD but not perfectly and not fully. I'm still struggling with the anxiety and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>. It also feels like adderall is a "force-fix" for the focusing but this is probably due to its characteristic of being a stimulant.
Avatar f tn I'd look into natural supplements, in agreement with your doctor. Deficiencies of vitamins and minerals or: #dae8f4'>can cause ADD and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> symptoms. Based on personal internet research, I'd say focus on: Magnesium, Calcium, B Vitamin Complex, and the Omegas. As well as a high nutrient, high dose, multi-mineral & multi-vitamin, supplement. Something online with many good testimonial reviews.
Avatar n tn short-term, time-released, generic and brand <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>rital<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>, adderall, concerta, dexadrine, zyprexa, depakote, zoloft. I feel like we up against a wall and no ones knows what to do. His current pychiatrist says she doesn't know what else to try so I should go somewhere else. The three remaining pychiatrists in our city aren't accepting new patients. My question, do you know of a drug that could possibly or: #dae8f4'>help this child with his hostile, beligerent, abherrant, raging, out-of-control behavior?
Avatar f tn My five year old son was diagnosed with ADHD, <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, ODD and Anxiety last year after he was BAKER ACTED for saying he wanted to kill himself. They started and currently have him taking Zoloft 25mg and Metadate 10mg, they are not working. When he takes the two together whether at the same time or at separate hours he is worse off then when we started. It seems like they counter act each other.
Avatar f tn My five year old son was diagnosed with ADHD, <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, ODD and Anxiety last year after he was BAKER ACTED for saying he wanted to kill himself. They started and currently have him taking Zoloft 25mg and Metadate 10mg, they are not working. When he takes the two together whether at the same time or at separate hours he is worse off then when we started. It seems like they counter act each other.
Avatar f tn My five year old son was diagnosed with ADHD, <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, ODD and Anxiety last year after he was BAKER ACTED for saying he wanted to kill himself. They started and currently have him taking Zoloft 25mg and Metadate 10mg, they are not working. When he takes the two together whether at the same time or at separate hours he is worse off then when we started. It seems like they counter act each other.
Avatar f tn My almost 6 year old niece has been diagnosed with <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> and anxiety and low self-esteem. She is extremely intelligent but as far as we know does not fall on the autism spectrum. She's always been very strong willed, but the older she gets, the worse her tantrums have become. She now blatantly "talks back" to her parents, disrespects any authority figure, and when her tantrums are especially bad, she will say she wants to die and threatens violence.
Avatar f tn My five year old son was diagnosed with ADHD, <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, ODD and Anxiety last year after he was BAKER ACTED for saying he wanted to kill himself. They started and currently have him taking Zoloft 25mg and Metadate 10mg, they are not working. When he takes the two together whether at the same time or at separate hours he is worse off then when we started. It seems like they counter act each other.
Avatar f tn My 7 year old was diagnosed with <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> a few months ago and is on Prozac. He doesn't do any counting or hand washing, nor do things have to be in any particular order, he just has bad thought or: #dae8f4'>ocd. He has to confess everything to me even it happened a year ago. And he will say to me "I just thought you are a pin head, but I don't think that anymore". He or: #dae8f4'>can't keep any of his thoughts to himself. He is now on Prozac and I'm wondering if it is making him hyper.
Avatar n tn Which brings me to my question, his teacher (who has a grown son with ADHD and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> and 20 years experience working with pre-schoolers) disagrees with his diagnosis. She is concerned that he has a mild form of autism, which is why he is having a negative response to the Concerta and is so socially awkward. I have told his doctor what Aidan's teacher thinks and he disagrees.
Avatar m tn Over the years I was on Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Luvox, amphetamine salts, Prozac, Lamictal, Risperidone, Xanax, Adderall and Ativan. I was diagnosed (by diff docs) as <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, ADHD, BIPOLAR2, DYSTHMIA AND GAD My Father, Uncle and a friend died within 6 months of each other. I didn’t cry. I just felt numb (meds?) I started to see a NP who or: #dae8f4'>helped a friend of mine. She was very nice. She put me on Prozac. When I didn’t feel better, she had me talk to her mentor, a Psychiatrist.
3064680 tn?1340687017 I'm at work and the hours seem to pass me by like nothing and I look but have barely anything done in a 4 hour period, but it seems like only minutes have passed. I often have to regroup and figure out where I left off last. The people that I train to do what I do often work twice as fast as me with half the knowledge and a quarter of the effort. This is completely frustrating and I feel so stupid. I get angry with myself and it affects my self esteem. I sometimes feel worthless.
Avatar f tn So my son has been diagnosed with ADHD, Aspergers, <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> and bipolar tendencies and I am just curious what this means for him in the future. He is only 4 years old and I guess I am needing to know what to expect, will he have a normal life or will he never be normal. I have three other children and another on the way and was shocked to find out my son has such big problems.
585414 tn?1288944902 Again the two are quite different in signs and behavior and one doesn't bring the other, yet some pdocs argue that or: #dae8f4'>ocd is one of the gateways to PB1, along with panic disorder and ADHA. My point is that both <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> and BP are not face and tail of the same coin. BP the old name manic-depressive in which one has to witness both episodes. or: #dae8f4'>ocd is intrusive thoughts, compulsive behavior, undecidability regarding things, etc..
217599 tn?1202854552 I don't know, but I notice I have or: #dae8f4'>ocd tendencies with myself. With PDD and "atypical" autism I'm sure there's going to be crossovers with other disability characteristics... I think when things deal with the brain, things are not black/white- this or that... If you think about it and the snowflake expression, the same applies to the human brain. Every brain is unique and there's a considerable range of how each part functions.
Avatar n tn My son takes zyoloft for his anxiety and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> and I recently raised his dose to 50mg and it seem to make him more impulsive and hyper, or: #dae8f4'>can this be a side effect of zoloft? Also, I am worried about keeping him on this drug for a long time.
Avatar n tn Ever since he is on this medication he is showing increased signs of anxiety regarding food safety and some <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span> traits (increased hand washing). His anxieties about his food possibly being poisoned are really affecting our home life and cause him true anguish. Is it possible that the medication is causing this dramatic increase in anxiety? What other meds could be used to or: #dae8f4'>help the ADHD aspect? We already tried Concerta which made him more aggressive?
Avatar n tn My question for you is have you seen any other child with all these symtoms and is there any other Meds that you have tried or heard of that we might try, as you or: #dae8f4'>can see my son has is very complex and his Pychiatrist is doing a great job,but I'm on a quest to find the best for my son and I hope you will join me God knows we need all the or: #dae8f4'>help we or: #dae8f4'>can get. If more info is needed I will Fax it to you. Thanks and please Join me in my Quest!!!
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with Klinefelters Syndrome,in addition ADHD, Tourette's, <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, ODD(oppsitional dafiant disorder)were born from this syndrome.Here is a list of Meds we are using or have tried with limited success. or: #dae8f4'>ritalin 20mgSR,Depakote SPR 125mg,Luvox 100mg,orap 2mg,Benztropine Mesylate 1 mg,these are the meds he's on now. We have also used Tenex with good results for the Tourette's and Clonadine which was not so good.
686332 tn?1301258619 I woke completely in the am and got tired at night. And I felt calm. Now with taking two half tabs I feel nothing. I or: #dae8f4'>cannot decide if this is a good thing or not. 2008 was the year from hell. Now I have a family member seriously ill and coping with that which is difficult. I am even calm with the nurses while on an ordinary day I would like to ***** slap them. Is this what happens with Dexedrine? I wondered if I am having a reaction like kids put on or: #dae8f4'>ritalin.
Avatar f tn Good morning, I have a question, may seem a little far fetched but didn't know if anyone else has tried this. I am a nurse for a mental health facility. I deal with alot of <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>ocd</span>, ADHD, and Bipolar patients. I have personally seen how ADHD medications such as or: #dae8f4'>ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, etc...has positively affected the lives of children and adults alike.