Adhd drugs

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd drugs


1108951 tn?1258622290 he is very hyper he doesnt sleep much we took him to a specialist in nashvile she said he had adhd but because of his age she couldnt write that down as a diagnosis until he was 5 or 6.and she couldnt give him anything becaus he was young and the side effects are bad longer they are on these drugs to control adhd.he also may have a autism spectrum what im askin is..
Avatar n tn Unfortunately it is the psychologists who are quickest to prescribe drugs for ADD. These drugs are very dangerous and the long-term effect is not fully known. I had a very lively daughter who could not sit still in class. I resisted intervention. There was nothing wrong with her. You have to look at the whole child, not just the child in a school setting. As it happened my daughter hated school. She found it boring and looked for ways to liven it up.
Avatar n tn i have a 4yr old she was diagnosed with adhd and she has been taking adderol for almost a yr now and it hasnot work sence the begining. now her doctor want to go from 1/2 pill in am and 1/2 pill in pm to 1 whole pill in am and 2 pills in pm. i refuse because she sees things that arent there when she was taking 1whole ill before. now im scared to give her more because we had so much trouble in the begining. and i dont know wht to do.
Avatar f tn my 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD, disruptive behavior and a mood disorder, and possibly depression and anxiety. he has been prescribed ritalin, medidate, depakote, and zoloft. all together. That seems to be alot of medication for a small young child. Im very worried for him, is this safe for him?
Avatar n tn He has been a heavy bed wetter his entire life though in the past 6 months or so it has become more and more infrequent to the point where he only has an accident once every few weeks now. My wife has mentioned ADHD before but my son has never been hyperactive in any way. In fact its just the opposite, he is beyond mellow. Recently I read about ADHD PI and this seems to describe my son perfectly.
Avatar n tn My 13 year old son has ADHD, tested and told he is math challenged and his other skills are average or low average. He has a short term memory problem that keeps him from retaining a lot of what he learns in school. He also tends to be anxious, things scare him easily and scared of illness and has complained of palpitations, although not often or lately. He also shows some signs of OCD, but not severe(my brother has OCD). He also lies a lot and still wets the bed everynight.
Avatar n tn 15 yr old daughter was diag with adhd 2nd grade - although was family "joke" adhd long before. 1st on adderall with explosive behavior - had to try before could take straterra, insurance. Strattera was fine for sev yrs - although only limited imp - just enough to tolerate her. Problems with social interaction and her mouth - she's constantly argumentative and I believe ODD. After menstruation began, strattera appeared worthless.
Avatar f tn My Son had a Teacher that sounds like your Son Teacher when we lived in MA and she pushed and we gave in and my Son Doctor got sick of it and put mu son on those drugs for ADD and ADHD. And those drugs have very bad side effects I wouldn't put any child on those drugs . Try given Omegao-3-6-9 Vitamins they are good for the brian and heart.
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
Avatar n tn There is an alternative to drugs for ADD & ADHD, it's called "food". Actually what children eat, effect their behavior. Thus if you eat chemically altered food, the body can't always digest it. Check out for a alternative to meds.
467977 tn?1262718347 People with ADHD have low levels of dopamine (which controls behaivour and concentration). The medications for ADHD are amphetamines, which are stimulants. When taken, they speed up your brain and raise dopamine levels. For a normal person, it makes them feel happy! But, to a person with ADHD, all it does is brings the dopamine levels back to normal allowing then to function normally. So not alot, if not at all OTC meds will do much but try fish oils if its desperate.
Avatar f tn Are there any diets that help control the adhd so that I can reduce the amount of drugs taken?
1388785 tn?1279774364 If you want - just click on the ADHD in blue at the top of this page and get a list of symptoms for ADHD and that might be helpful to you. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn It seems these days that almost every Child has ADD or ADHD and that the Doctors hand out drugs as if they are Candy. With out looking at everything in the person life. And with out looking at blood levels and testing for other things. These drugs have very bad side effects and have even been know to kill people ,or cause a stroke or Seizures and can damage other parts of the body. These drugs are a lot like speed witch we all know is well know on the street.
Avatar f tn have a 5 year old son (only child) who was diagnosed with adhd and placed on adderal 5 mg. it has not worked so we have taken him off. he has also been diagnosed with ocd for constantly peeling the skin off his thumbs/fingers and now starting on his toes. the dr wants to place him on zoloft to treat the ocd. will this help with the adhd in school?? He is very smart and ahead of his class but cannot wait his turn and blurts, etc. Very active and constantly moving.
Avatar f tn I was taking adhd meds that were prescribe to me by a doctor to loose weight. For one yr. I'm addicted. And I want to stop.. Anyone had the same problem and stoped. By them self?
Avatar f tn Why on earth wouldn't you ask your Dr when she told you about the ADHD. Futhermore, whoever prescribed you these other Drugs is the Dr to ask about more Drugs. What works for my Bipolar has nothing to do with the combination of drugs you are prescribed.
Avatar n tn My 12 year old son has been diagnosed with ADHD, and my 15 year old son is possibly too. He has classic traits of ADHD but has never been told he has it.If you need any more information let me know. Thnaks in advance.
Avatar f tn Start an ADHD/ADD tracker? I think there are a lot of us out there would like to connect...
550611 tn?1214955610 Hi There, I was diagnosed adhd a few years ago. Last spring I was put on levothyroxine because my TSH test came back high. It is now just under the lab's standard so the Dr. will not look more closely at my thyroid. I am still so tired all of the time though, even when I am taking my adderall. Does anyone know if the adderall could be messing with my test results and making it appear as though I have better results?
Avatar n tn My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD last week. The pediatrician prescribed ritalin. She said to start with half a tablet (which would be 2.5mg) and increase a 1/2 a tablet until we got to a dosage that seemed to work for my daughter. which ended up being 3 1/2 tablets (37.
Avatar f tn My son is 5yrs old and has adhd and odd. He is on Ritalin as well as Abilify. The Ritalin helps him be calm but he is constantly throwing temper tantrums at school. They are so bad I have to pick him up early almost everyday. Is there something else that I could do to help this issue?
284002 tn?1244551155 I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and after looking back on my life and seeing the impact it has had on me I'm very sad in fact I'm crying right now. I am in the process of finding an ADHD coach here in Boston. I started 200mg Provigil and felt a little "out of it" or "foggy" I had stopped and just got back on 100mg of Bupropion and .5 Clonopen. So I stopped the Provigil. Has anyone withADD - ADHD had any luck with any other medications or treatments?
305180 tn?1279720347 I have 7 and 9 year old boys with severe ADHD and we have tried lots of meds because they metabolize them so fast and here is my suggestion for you, try to fix a big breakfast in the morning or use like pediasure or ensure or carnation instant breakfast drinks. You should have at least a half hour after she takes her meds to get food in.
Avatar m tn I am 44. Recently diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. I have all types of memory problems, focus/concentration problems. A have a phobia of any situation that might reveal a lack of ability to articulate. I have very poor reading comprehension and have to read and reread many times to process it or in other words there is little automaticity there when I read. I have tried 6 different medications none of which has helped. My only source of relief is avoidance and denial.
Avatar n tn I have this when not on ADHD meds, but it goes away when I take my ADHD meds.
Avatar n tn He and his half sister who I also adopted received counseling early after they were removed from their biological mother who was a drug addict and prositute. During the problems in Kindergarten is when I sought medical help and he was diagnosed with ADHD/ODD. A couple different medicines were tried for the ADHD but then he could not sleep and he still displayed aggressive behavior.
1453183 tn?1287852619 Even though these doctors are saying that these results highlight the importance of a proper diagnosis, they are still not able to give us the answers of how these drugs impact the ADD / ADHD brain long-term. How do we know that the medication won't make both normal children and children with ADD / ADHD depressed? We don't. The study is evidence that more testing needs to be done on how these drugs impact the brain long term for both ADD / ADHD individuals and individuals without the disorder.
Avatar f tn My son has been Diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. He has been on ADHD medication since he was 4 and now newly diagnosed with OCD. They think the Vyvanse is making the OCD sympotms worse. I can see this since we placed him on Zoloft for the OCD things have improved somewhat. I feel so bad for him becuase our personalities are so different. I am very melow and laid back but also Type A. He is constantly getting into trouble over little things at school almost daily.