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Avatar n tn Our son has SI Dysfunction (first discovered via therapy for an Auditory Processing Disorder) and perhaps ADD/ADHD. On Adderall XR 25 mg., the impulsivity is controlled but with side effects (sometimes signficant) such as emotional lability, nervousness, weight loss, sleeplessness, etc. At the beginning of this school year, his new Dr. started him on Strattera 18 mg. with Adderall XR 20 mg.
Avatar f tn Kennedy - I thought that supplements such as Omegas, Vitamin B complex, magnesium and zinc have shown to help ADD/ADHD. I agree that, these supplements will not eliminate the symptoms. I think that research ahs shown that these supplements help to reduce the symptoms and also reduce the amount of medicine needed, assuming the parent decides to use medication. I would appreciate your comments.
Avatar n tn that has shown to really work with children and adults with adhd. You do not hear about any asian children having adhd in asia since they eat right and drink tea all the time. I really hope and pray that your child does well and I will keep you in my prayers. Good Luck..
Avatar m tn Ok, your first sentence got to me. And its partially why (I think) I spend time on this forum. I started teaching in 1970. At that time there was absolutely no mention/preparation/resources for kids that did things differently. You fit or you failed. In 1974 I was offered 4 periods of a class that was labeled "modified". So I had two different sets of 6th graders for English and History.
Avatar f tn org/posts/ADD---ADHD/How-long-before-seeing-meds-work-for-ADD-ADHD/show/1074551#post_7381430 Also this site has lots of good posts on the subject - http://www.additudemag.com/topic/adhd-treatment/better-adhd-treatment.html And this is also a very helpful site - - http://www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment/treatmentoverview I hope these help! Please feel free to post if you have any more questions. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn To date, I do not think there are any real diagnostic techniques to prove that one has ADD/ADHD/ADD/ADHD. Everyone is different. If one feels they need to try a medication, in my opinon, it would not be amphetamine, such as Adderall. Contrary to popular belief, ritalin ( methlypenadate) is not classified as an amphetamine. Adderall is an amphetamine. Try going easy, do your homework, and meds do work. Just do the homework, and know what you are doing.
480448 tn?1426952138 If she does not get help for her ADD (and it really sounds like she does have ADD or ADHD), then retention would not help. If she does get help (and I am talking a lot more than just meds here), then it could help. But there are some complex issues here. Maybe the most important being her psychological state. If she were to be retained she really needs to understand why, and more importantly understand what ADD is and how it affects her. The age factor is not a major issue.
Avatar f tn Boy, would I love to see a science based study looking at children that were given natural remedies vs. nothing vs. medication for adhd/add. My child is not on medicine but I know of many many success stories of children that found themselves achieving what THEY have always wanted to achieve in school. When it is a success, it is a wonderful thing. When it is a disaster it is a terrible thing. That is why one can only share their own experience with their family or people they know well vs.
Avatar n tn She is in the gifted class in school, a very bright,creative child. She stared having a drop in grades, primarily due to careless errrors, rushing through her work etc. She is in counseling so I decided it might be a good idea to have her tested for ADHD. The results were inconclusive for ADHD (borderline), however the testing indicated that she is depressed. Since she has been in counseling for 3 years primarily as an outlet due to living situation and to prevent any issues going forward.
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
1549092 tn?1297049911 I think you will find the information useful as it compares Vyvanse vs Adderall XR. Do make sure you also click on their ADHD link at the top of the page once you have finished reading. The site is - http://healthlifeandstuff.com/2009/07/vyvanse-vs-adderall-simple-vs-complex. You also might want to check out another very good site for adult ADD. Its has a different approach to the matter as it is all done with videos and was recently featured in a special on PBS.
268911 tn?1213748381 it does have speed (anphetmines) like mentioned above, and the theory is that it works differently for kids - and adults - with ADD/ADHD as it slows down the thinking, vs. a person without ADD who it would speed up. Has to do with brain chemistry, etc.. I think the 1/2 pill a day probably does mellow you out - but my guess is at least half if mental at this point. As well, opiates mellowed me out - I didn't worry about stuff when I had a buzz, why wouldn't I mellow out?
Avatar n tn He's now in kindergarten and doing really well. As far as boys vs girls with autism, sensory, ADD/ADHD---- while it effects boys more frequently---- many girls also have these disorders. If you google sensory and think this might be the case for your daughter, I can give you lots of ideas of things you can do at home to help her. We do ot once a week now but the real work on the issue takes place at home. Good luck!!!
990354 tn?1307136486 he's trying to find a balance I would say, he shouldn't have tried it on his own but I figure as long as he actually does have a prescription for both, the vyvanse works late into the afternoon anyways, and the adderall in the afternoon vs in the morning is still taking it as prescribed, as long as he doesn't abuse his max dose . I mean I have SO many extra pills and every now and then I take 40 adderall instead of the vyvanse all together.
1666464 tn?1303228958 I can't answer your questions on treatments for anxiety - except to say that a lot of adults with ADHD/ADD have it. Getting to know and understand what it ADHD/ADD is doing to you will help. I hope that the therapist can help you. If that person has experience with ADHD clients, it could be very helpful. Everything I have read, says that the behavioral therapy is very important. One other thing that could help.
Avatar m tn My dose is highly comparable to the dose used in ADHD children. The drug was considered generally well tolerated in children. The reasons it was not approved by FDA are complex and controversial. There have been no recorded fatal overdoses from acute doses much larger than mine (except in combination overdose with other drugs). Dangerous complications were not observed. A study on poisons information data also found the same pattern.
Avatar f tn I took my son to a psychiatrist because the school keeps saying he is misbehaving, has no attn span, is aggressive toward other students. This all started in late Nov 09. They kept saying they think he has ADD/ADHD, etc and Ritalin was mentioned by them as a form of treatment. It's like at school he is a totally different child.
Avatar n tn This drug should not be used just to do better in school. ADD/ADHD is a disorder that has a number of factors that manifest in deficiencies in everyday living. Not being able to concentrate is NOT reason enough to take it. Second, if the doctor was canceling appointments and if he was too expensive, find another doctor! There are plenty of qualified doctors that would have taken your case, especially at a college/university in student health services.
Avatar f tn the special ed teacher in our school said that the autism increase is a trend... 10 years ago we were diagnosing those same kids with adhd... it is not that there are more of them just that our idea of autism has broadened where before we would just consider these people a little off or social inept now we call it asburgers. It is mostly boys and that is who also mostly had adhd... I think a lot of the increase is a societal thing....
5017003 tn?1362385222 He was first diagnosed when he was younger with ADHD and ADD because he had to go to a specialist over hitting his preschool teacher over her head with a chair. We all just thought he was sico until the year before last when we took him to a therapist (bribed him) who assured us that he had asburgers.
Avatar m tn My son has sensory issues and texture is a big issue with that. Many kids with add/adhd also have these issues. I do not want my dinner table to be constant tension, fighting, and punishment. So I take a different approach. For my picky eater--------- we have something called the trying bowl. I put in that bowl something that he may not like and have him take a bite of it. He does not have to eat one bite more if he does not like it but he is free to finish it if he does.
Avatar f tn There is such a wide range of normal for four year olds and many many of them are difficult creatures. Add/Adhd isn't (or shouldn't be) diagnosed until after age 6 because of this varibility in kids. That is not to say that I don't feel your pain and that something could be going on. Is he is any type of preschool program? Does he attend daycare? It would be very telling to see what other adults that deal with a number of kids in the same situation have observed.
Avatar f tn At one time, in fact, it was believed that children outgrew ADD or ADHD, and it never appeared in adults. Nobody in the field believes this any more, and in fact Dx of adults who were never Dx as children is not rare. Although ADD or ADHD will be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist, they are actually a physical condition affecting concentration or focus.
Avatar n tn They have ranged from inability to focus, hyperactivity, aggression, preference of being around adults instead of children and so on. The first thought was ADHD...but after two years of working hard with him...ADHD does not seem to fit. I have researched anxiety disorders, dyslexia, oppositional defiant disorder, autism and so on. Nothing seems to fit just right. So here is what we are currently facing... At home my son has improved tremendously.
Avatar f tn The reason being is that ADD/ADHD can mimic bipolar symptoms and vise versa. So, the situation you are in is quite normal for you and your son. If he does not take to these meds and she is not complient in working with the both of you I would recommend switching to a psychiatrist that will provide the services you need. I hope this helps a bit.
Avatar f tn I guess that I can't explain to you exactly what is different between my two boys that do a lot of the same things in actuallity . . . but they are different. Adhd and sensory are very similar. They both involve the nervous system. They can look alike but it is important to differentiate them as they are treated differently. We use no meds (doesn't work on sensory)---- it is all occupational/play therapy. It is problem solving for various issues and giving tools to cope.
Avatar m tn groan, ok, let say for starters that stimulants can increase circulation by about 10% per cup of coffee. that's why it's called a kick start in the morning. It kicks your heart by overamping your adrenal glands. not only is it increasing your circulation of blood but of lymphatic fluids as well. that means your sacvenger cells might come across notice and remove more free radical sooner. So would excersise or anything else that increases circulation. now the down side. 1.
Avatar f tn Relapse is more likely in children than in adults, and in those with a low body mass index and a large goitre at presentation. The remission rate of children in the USA is reported to be 25% after each of repeated two year courses of medical treatment. Relapse generally occurs within the first few months after treatment is withdrawn but can be long delayed.
Avatar n tn My son's doses are small enough that they have nearly no side effects but provide a ton of help to him in school and in a social setting. I think you need to weigh your concerns over meds vs your concerns for you and your son (ie - you yourself are scared of him, he has the ability if he wanted to to hurt himself and others). I wish you all the best... I hope that you can find your son the help he needs.