Adhd and caffeine

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Avatar f tn Dews a day and I went over due with a 8lb 5 oz baby and she was perfectly healthy ...(now none of these are souly based on caffeine but some things I have found during research ) sometimes its said to cause per term labor, hyper activeness when child is older, low birth weight , but like I said none of them were found to souly come from caffeine...
8748261 tn?1400681493 I have one coke a day. And maybe one other caffeine free soda a day. But usually just coke. And then water and juice the rest of the day. I'm 23w and only gained 2lbs so my dr told me to keep doing what I'm doing hahaha.
Avatar f tn My doctor said to limit it to about a 12oz can a day. Don't forget caffeine is also in things like tea and chocolate. You could be consuming more than you think. If you're only having a cup in the morning and occasionally in the afternoon some soda then I would think you'll be just fine.
Avatar m tn Red Bull contains caffeine which improves focus and attention. However, prescription medications are generally far more effective than Red Bull for ADHD.
Avatar f tn My son has sensory and anything with caffeine makes for a 'bad' situation. But he doesn't have add/adhd---- so I guess the posters daughter really had add/adhd.
11513017 tn?1425727593 Watch your caffeine intake, to include chocolate, because I believe the recommended dosage is no more than 200 mg/day which roughly equates to 2 x 8 oz cups of coffee. Over activity could be due to an excess consumption of stimulants. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I drank tea like it was water with my first son and he came out with ADHD and autism, my other son is fine. This tone around I'm steering clear of anything caffeinated. Not saying that was the cause, but my nurse at the on office said that caffeine restricts the blood vessels and can reduce blood flow to the baby. Not a risk in OK with. Good luck. She said one 8 oz cup of coffee or soda is OK. No more the 200 mg per day.
Avatar n tn i read in a medical journal that a truly ADHD child would respond differently from normal people when intaking caffeine-that it calms them. Although we dont normally drink caffeine or carbonated drinks, i am wondering if this could be something to help in calming this child and enable him be able to concentrate in school. ? if not do you have any other thoughts for me other then medication.
Avatar n tn Vyvanse and Tenex for the ADHD and Risperdal and Lamictal for Bipolar. He also takes Melentonin to help him sleep. This combination of drugs to help him has been wonderful. They all seem to compliment each other.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm new to this site and was wondering about someone who has ADD/ADHD and whether or not it is wise to smoke pot while on the meds or off. Just curious to know if anyone else smokes pot when the meds wear off. For me I have smoked pot since I was fifteen years old, five years after I was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I am 27 now any suggestions would be very helpful.
Avatar m tn i have had adhd all my life but did not start taking medication for it till 2000. it has changed my whole life. no more obsessing, i can pay attention, i can sit is wonderful. i wish i could have taken these meds when i was a young child..i wouldn't have made so many bad choices. there IS such a thing as adhd.
Avatar n tn I am ADHD and I've always known that caffeine and taurine don't have the regular "effect" on me. I do know that since being on Adderall I've been told to limit my caffeine consumption as it counteracts the effectiveness of Adderall.
Avatar n tn I firmly believe he is and has always been ADD, but it wasn't diagnosed back then. Caffeine has other side effects if used in excess. It gives you a high, but gives you a big down once it has run through your system. It can also cause ulcers. The good thing about adderall is it is a time released drug, keeping you feeling balanced all day. Good luck and God Bless.
Avatar f tn i have adhd and it's hard to diagnose because there is no laboratory tests, a psychiatrist or psychologist will conclude by only gathering onformation about the child from you and the teachers. i am now 23 years old and i have hurt myself in many ways without knowing that i was sufferin with adhd until i found out about my behaviour through a psychiatrist.
Avatar f tn a friend's college age daughter was on adderall and had anxiety problems. It turned out to be caffeine from drinks like Mountain Dew, Jolt and those energy drinks.
Avatar n tn The amount of medication that is necessary to work varies for each person depending on body weight, age, and severity of ADHD. Doctors typically start out with a low dose and wait to see how it works. Thus communication with your doctor is very important (He should have told you this). 10mg is enough (I would think) that if you don't have ADHD you would be off to the races (which is another reason the doctors start with a low dose). Let him know how you are feeling.
Avatar m tn Adderall is a stimulant, but of a wholly different sort than the caffeine in coffee. I would have to check the amount of caffeine in Mountain Dew - but there is a good chance that it has more then a cup or two of coffee. And, of course, the vast amount of sugar also doesn't help.
1287128 tn?1331138138 anyhow, besides the anxiety and palpitations i also have adhd. ive never done well in school and now as a busy mom of three i cannot get anything done. i cant stay on one task and i am super disorganized. i also withdrew from college because i cant focus long enough to do homework. i did all the tests at the dr and confirmed what everyone said and have adhd. i really want to get help because it complete interrupts my daily living which is effecting my families lives too.
Avatar n tn Depressed people are sleeping too much and manic people are not sleeping enough. Depressed people need more vegetables and less dairy and meat. Caffeine in the form of coffee, tea, or chocolate containing more than 70% Cacao is good for depression but when you are normal stay off of it or it won't work if you relapse. Caffeine should be avoided in mania. Bipolar people are usually best at something artistic such as writing stories, painting, or comedy.
Avatar f tn I am sorry your son is going through this, please read the other Post I have read that the Drugs you mention do have the side effects you describe, to find out for your self you could put it into the search Engine and check each Drug out , read the other thread on this site just before yours .
Avatar n tn We get the lemon/lime flavor it also comes in orange, but we both like the lemon/lime much better. He is combination ADHD and gifted. His ADHD isn't severe and he is not taking any medication. I honestly believe the Omega 3 combined with TaeKwonDo has helped (also diet improvements). I've seen a significant improvement over the past two months since he started martial arts. I've also gotten positive feedback from his teachers, his piano teacher, his TaeKwonDo teacher, and friends parents.
Avatar n tn You take medications for which you have no prescription and on top of that drink a large quantity of caffeine drinks-- and then wonder if what gave been the prescription med caused your later problems. No. Your stupidity caused whatever problem that was the result. People go not need caffeine to stay up one night. Or even two nights. It is not a crisis that requires breaking the law and abusing rational limits to caffeine use.
Avatar n tn Nowadays I eat really well, exercise everyday (yoga, kickboxing and running) and am a vegetarian. I use lots of teas and plants. Does anyone know a natural solution to help concentration? I wouldn't wanna take Adderal or anything of the sort. I'm experimenting with 5HTP and although it does wonders for my moods I don't think it helps in this way. I was diagnosed with ADHD a few months ago when I was still living in the US but now I'm in Brazil and most doctors barely believe ADHD exists.
Avatar f tn It made my son a zombie, his personality was different, he didn't laugh anymore. It is a highly addictive drug and the only reason this ADHD medication explosion has happened is because schools are pushing parents to drug their children so that the teacher doesn't have to deal with them.
918457 tn?1244649282 I experiance, every single symptom, and have my entire life. I have observed many differences from people without ADHD and myself. These differences can help you understand if you are struggling with the disorder or just loose focus sometimes. First off, the most significant sign of ADHD, in me anyways, is caffiene. I drink caffiene to go to sleep. It in no way gives me energy of any sort. This symptom has been described by people with ADHD a thousand times over.
Avatar m tn His psychologist has recently began discussing ADHD as a possible diagnosis. I know very little about ADHD and have been reading up, trying to find out as much info as possible. I am finding that most of the sympyoms i have read about are present in my son, however, one of his biggest problems has not been mentioned. He spends his days mainly trying to wind other people up to get a reaction- not to a "normal" level but excessively! Me, hiss dad, his sister, other children, teachers..
Avatar m tn This Wednesday, an article in the New York Times reported that between 2008 and 2012 the number of adults taking medications for ADHD has increased by 53%, and that in the case of young American adults, it has nearly doubled. While this is a staggering statistic, and points to younger generations becoming frequently reliant on stimulants, frankly, I’m not too surprised.
184674 tn?1360864093 The intent of this journal is for me to simply put my thoughts and concerns about my six year old son out there in hopes that anyone with similar situations can maybe tell me that my thoughts and concerns could be valid, or maybe I'm just too stressed and exhausted and I'm simply crazy for wondering about this, and he's a perfectly normal, happy, healthy and extremely energetic boy.
Avatar n tn artificial flavors and colors, some preservatives, sugar, caffeine, and some fats. I know many ADHDers, and many of them have been on diets that cut out foods with those ingredients. The diets made no impact. However, we should all (ADHD or not) cut those ingredients down to a minimum in our diets, as it's beneficial for our health. In all honesty, I have found that caffeine and sugar can offer some level of self-medication for someone with ADHD - but I don't encourage it!
Avatar n tn Yes, for a child with ADHD and/or anxiety, eliminating caffeine can be useful. The matter of refined sugar is controversial. Overall, it hasn't been demonstrated to be a primary factor in children with attentional problems, but on the short-term can certainly excite some children and diminish their capacity for self-control. And,the fact is that too many children ingest too much sugar.