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Yesterday, I noticed that you suggested Strattera to another mom for tics. Our doctor told us also to change to Strattera.
they are tics from stimulants, unless he had rapid eye movements before starting ritalin then it could be genetic...my sons tics where full body moments to where his phsyciatrist thought he had austistic type symptoms...only got worse on other med like concerta, strattera on the other hand did not cause tics at all on my son, but it didn't work to well.for focus..and it is not a stimulant..
I know Intuniv should help with tics....very confused on this... 2) What is the probability that the tics will go away?...and if so...how long does it take? 3) The Dr. Mentioned starting Strattera again as a trial...I have read a lot of bad stuff about this med...what are the factual pros and cons? 4) Have read a little on Wellbutrin...is this a possible combo with Intuniv and how well does it work with the hyperactivity and attention? Thank you...
During my 1st year in College during finals week 3 years ago I started within a week having small tics to very annoying uncontrollable tics. I told my doctor at the time immediately because it was just weird. She slowly took me off the meds but the Tics got even more sever with in the next week. I was stressed out due to writing a Research paper and finals whos not. Then i had a few very embarrassing Verbal tics when i got frustrated in the library , they were loud and were non-since.
My 7 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 4 and has been taking strattera! We added resperidal to try and help his moods last winter. After needing to increase it and having him wet during the day we switched to abilify! I think it is working somewhat although he still has his meltdowns! The dr prescribed concerta now along with the abilify and dropping the strattera.
As he was grew up we tried different meds for short periods, but the adderall made his tics worse, the strattera did not do anything ( we recently just tried strattera agan for the recommended time and dosage), in the past 1.5 years he has been involved with pot (it helps his tics) and then moved on to meth. He said he was very focused on the meth and it did not bother his tics. I am completely puzzeled how adderall could have bothered his tics and on meth did not?????
It started out with the eye blinking, has other facial, nose and throat tics as well as the neck stretching and even some abdominal tics. Our pediatrician referred us to a pediatric neurologist who has been treating my son for the past 2-3 years. Before the tics started, my son had been diagnosed with ADD for which he was treated with various stimulant medications. Sometime after that he developed the tics. It was our feeling that the tics were brought on by the medication.
Put him back on meds for two days, and for short time in future, as per doc, to wait for strattera to take some affect, but since we cant get strattera in him, ..?/ tics are getting noticibly worse quickly. Shaking head up/down, sideways. This had greatly diminished when he was off adderall for the past 4 days. So, question is now, what do we do. I think we need meds still for quality of life with his adhd, but can not do pills, capsules, and not adderall.
So right now my son is still on the old meds while also getting adjusted to the strattera. I am supposed to keep with this for 4 weeks or so and then just the Strattera. Shcool will be starting about then, what do you think I should expect?
During my 1st year in College during finals week 3 years ago I started within a week having small tics to very annoying uncontrollable tics. I told my doctor at the time immediately because it was just weird. She slowly took me off the meds but the Tics got even more sever with in the next week. I was stressed out due to writing a Research paper and finals whos not. Then i had a few very embarrassing Verbal tics when i got frustrated in the library , they were loud and were non-since.
The risk is that the treatment for the ADHD will worsen the involuntary muscle movements (tics). However, a non-stimulant treatment for ADHD, such as Strattera (atomoxetine), may benefit your son. So there are options and you can discuss these with your prescribing doctor.
Yes, such tics involving facial muscles and oral motor behavior are not an uncommon side effect of treatment with psychostimulants. Whether to persist with the treatment depends on several factors, including the severity of the ADHD symptoms and how much they interfere with normal functioning, along with the severity of the involuntary muscle movements. Change in dose or change to another stimulant are possible, as well as change to a non-stimulany treatment such as Strattera.
We tried the usual medicines. Ritalin, Strattera, Adderall, Concerta, etc...nothing seemed to work but when all was said and done, my son developed vocal tics. These haven't gone away for the last couple of years. He is now on Tenex, and Clonidine, for both the ADHD and the tics. We've noticed that when he's getting sick, the tics are at it full force. And within the last 3 months he's had to obsessively go to the bathroom.
Motor tics as a side effect of psychostimulant medication generally do disappear once the medication is stopped. It would certainly be prudent to suspend the medication and observe the course of the motor tics. To continue with themedication is to invite a worsening of the condition. If you stop the medication and the tics disappear, you can be pretty certain that the medication was the culprit. As an alternative, you can try Strattera, a non-stimulant treatment for ADHD.
She has an explosion of verbal tics and some motor tics. She knows just enough to know that her tics looks silly to other people so she holds it in for home. I feel so sorry for her. I don't know if this is ADHD, more like ADD I think. Her teachers would laugh me out of the building if I said she had ADHD. I am so confused, just when I think I know most of everything about autism I find out that I don't know the half of it.
Then switched to Strettera this past spring and continued with the tics. He has been off all medication for 1 month and the tics continue. Are they permanent? Is there treatment for this? I feel great guilt for continuing these drugs knowing he had the tics. We have tried clonidine while on concerta last year and did not help the tics. What should I do now?
This type of side effect of the the psychostimulants is equivalent to a tic and the only sensible intervention is to stop the medication. Her ADHD can be treated with a non-stimulant medication such as Strattera.
The internet should have a lot of information on tics - I might suggest you google the phrase "children and tics" or similar words/phrases to find out about this topic. Please note that the word is spelled "tic" - your spelling indicates fleas or bugs. Hope this helps ....
The medication was effecting his motor skills, his reaction time was very slow, like his reaction in the game was horrible, and he had alot of twitching and tics... He is now back on strattera and abilfy... He is doing great in school straight "A".. still hyper.... The only thing is that when on this medication don't know which one is it but it affect his personality..... He doesn't smile and always so serious.
choice was Strattera. Is Concerta considered to be a close match to the properties in Strattera? My daughter seems to still be distant, has a low attention span, and can't follow rules. We are struggling just as bad now as we were before the meds-maybe worse. The medication has seemed to make her more hyper active and unfocused. Should I suggest a different medication at her next appointment? It's been 2 months that she's been on it!!
My fiance has ADD, and his psych put him on Strattera for it, then added Adderall. He has a history of mild depression, but he's always been able to deal with it before. After starting the Strattera, he started to get more depressed, and his personality began to change. He became moody, irritable, irresponsible, short-tempered.. When he told the pysch he was feeling depressed, she raised the dose of Strattera.
This is very disconcerting to those around her, to say the least. Some of this 'smiling' seems almost physiological with small tics and uncontrolled facial movements. I try to keep her busy constantly so she focuses on a project/activity, but she always digresses and starts the smiling. When she is in a 'smiling phase', she can't do homework or function. There is a lot of anxiety - relentless pacing and hair twirling. She won't take Seroquel or anything else.
He has been on many medications but Strattera seems to help with the tics or blinking he suffers later in the daytime. Do you find yourself blinking a lot from your medication??
Norepinephrine is the neurotransmitter collected by Strattera, and if it is elevated already by immunity issues Strattera will cause problems, just as in the case of Intuniv with backup glutamate secondary to immunity issues. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you to help you assess these matters w your clients. Take a look at the tests at this link: http://corepsych.com/tests14 – For cost effectiveness the IgG Great Plains and the TMA.
I tried it for five days and couldn't stand the tachycardia, facial tics, shakiness, and being irritable. Nuvigil was similar, but also kept me from sleeping. I had good success with Provigil, but it is too expensive and my insurance wouldn't cover it, so I'm now giving Amantadine a try. I've only been taking it for five days, but I seem more alert and able to keep going, but more scatter-brained. I hope that gets better! I've been accomplishing a lot more. Everyone reacts differently.
YES MY SON IS NOW 13 YEARS OLD NOW & WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ADHD AT THE AGE OF 3 OR 4.SINCE THEN HE HAS BEEN ON & OFF DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS RITALIN,ADDERAL,STRATTERA. WERE FRUSTRATED WITH THE FACT THAT HE DOESN'T EAT,MOOD SWINGS,INSOMIA,FEAR OF SLEEPING ALONE,TICS,SUCKS HIS THUMB,FEAR OF TALKING IN PUBLIC BECAUSE WHEN HE'S NERVOUS HE STUTTERS. WE ARE IN SEARCH OF HELP & WOULD LIKE TO DO IT WITHOUT THE HELP OF MEDICATION.
He is currently taking Focalin 5 Mg twice per day for the Hyperactivity and the doctor wants to try Zoloft starting at 12.5 MG this weekend. He has been unsuccessful due to tics, td, and sleep disturbance on med trials of all of the following other meds: Celexa, Prozac, Abilify, Risperdal, Strattera, Vyvanse, Methylin and Adderall. Any thoughts on what direction we should be going with him? We feel like we are running out of options.
For children who do not prosper on the stimulant medications, Clonidine can actually be helpful (not only to address tics). Also, it may be worth trying Strattera, a non-stimulant alternative to treat ADHD. By the way, even with children who take stimulant medication for ADHD and who also display oppositional traits, Clonidine is often recommended.
Feeling restless and jittery Difficulty sleeping Loss of appetite Headaches Upset stomach Irritability, mood swings Depression Dizziness Racing heartbeat Tics Stimulant medications may also cause personality changes. Some people become withdrawn, listless, rigid, or less spontaneous and talkative. Others develop obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
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