Adhd medication

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd medication


Avatar f tn Stimulant safety concerns Beyond the potential side effects, there are a number of safety concerns associated with the stimulant medications for ADD / ADHD. Effect on the developing brain — The long-term impact of ADD / ADHD medication on the youthful, developing brain is not yet known. Some researchers are concerned that the use of drugs such as Ritalin in children and teens might interfere with normal brain development.
Avatar n tn My child is turning 2 in a week. About four months ago a doctor diagnosed him with adhd. He is very hyperactive, and this behavior is causing him to endanger himself. I'm very concerned about the medications used to treat this disorder for a child his age.They have already suggested Ritalin and Adderall. I'm also concerned with his well-being if I don't act. What do you suggest?
1801899 tn?1315934673 ADHD can cause some other issues, especially if you are on medication for it, as many medications have a number of side effects. Make sure to talk to your doctor about all that is going on and find out the best treatment option for your specific case.
Avatar n tn Having said this, it does happen that ADHD is diagnosed in pre-school children, and medication is sometimes prescribed in these circumstances. However, there is considerable debate about the appropriateness of such diagnoses, leading some to conclude that ADHD is over-diagnosed and medication over-prescribed in this young population.
Avatar f tn My son age 7 was diagnosed with ADHD by a Dr. we are lucky enough to leave near a facility that works specifically with ADHD, autism and similar diagnoses. He is on medication and we have seen improvements. The first night he was on medicine we went out for pizza I had to go to the bathroom because I couldn't keep from crying, he sat still, ate his dinner, and talked with us. Instead of running around, going to the bathroom, taking one bit every 10 minutes.
Avatar n tn I'm concerned with my 7 year old son. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and had been on aderoll for about 6 mths now. As of friday the dr. took him off due to some ticks he had picked up. He has since been put on concerta. My concern is it seemed the aderoll was helping with controlling his behavior and he enjoyed taking it knowing he was doing better.
Avatar n tn I have a 24 yr old son diagnosed w/ADHD at age 6. He was tested 2yrs ago for Aspergers. We were told while he had many characteristics, he is too engaging to be dx'd w/Aspergers. He has 1 friend. He can't hold a job. Now has legal issues also complicating the job scene. Are there any programs or help he may qualify for? No insurance.
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 What really needs to be adjusted is Dad. He needs to understand what ADHD is and how to work with ADHD kids. Hollering at her is like hollering at the moon, it ain't gonna make a bit of difference. And -- it's gonna get worse not better. He needs to get an understanding of what is going on and how to deal with it.
Avatar n tn My daughter is 13 years old and she has been diagnized with ADD & ADHD. She is on 'Adderall' and 'Ciprelex'. I dont know if it is the medication or it is just the ADD that she gives me a lot of trouble. I do not know how to deal with it and would appreciate some feed back. There are days that it gets really bad and does not listen to a thing she is told, she screams and cries so all the neighbours could hear.
383943 tn?1217726321 Did she get evaluated by a psycholigist or developmental doctor that specializes in ADHD? If she has ADHD, the first medication that you should try is Metadate CD or Ritalin. Start with a very small dosage such as 2.5mg or 5mg. If it does not work because it is not enough, keep on increasing the amount very slowly until you see that she is doing well. I am not familiar with celexa. If it is a stimulant like Ritalin, the dosage sounds too high.
565294 tn?1216436915 Hi, my son is 10 and he was on every single kind of medication out there for ADHD and responded to none so I took him off and he is getting an assessment done (As I have Bipolar disorder). He was worse on the pills than off....mood wise. But he lost a ton of weight....he was always being called chubby before he started concerta and everyone is worried he is too yes it does suppress the appetite.
Avatar n tn She is 5 years old and is has not been diagnosed with ADHD and is not on any kind of medication. We get complaints from both her daycare and her kindergarden teacher. We have tried several different approaches to try and get her on the right track but nothing has worked yet. We don't want her to be on medication. Do you have any other suggestions?
Avatar m tn He is getting Speach n Occupational therapy from school. Three times a week about 20 minutes. What do you mean for intensive therapy could you explain please. This would be helpfull for us.
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 f tn I was diagnosed with ADD at the beginning of my undergraduate career about 5 yrs ago. I wanted to treat the symptoms with therapy techniques rather then taking medication for it. I felt I had a fairly good handle on treating the problem through undergrad, but now im in a challenging graduate program & my techniques haven't proven to be as effective. What is the best medical route for me to take to as the next step?
985431 tn?1248845673 My daughter has been on Concerta for three years. The medication has worked well. However, I am wondering if at some point I should try taking her off it as she gets older to see if she is able to use self control in dealing with her ADHD. This was not an option before and still may not be but should I be trying? Also, on the other end if it's not broke why fix it? My only concern is I am unsure how long she will be on it...for life?
Avatar n tn Is he on any medications for ADHD? Also, could you further describe what "putting in front of eyes tracking the movement" means?
Avatar n tn who is 7 years old has been on Focalin for about 2 years well they changed it to Adderall a little about 2 an a half months ago well no, no it made him look as though he would kill himself he was depressed would not eat he was angry but anyway I quit giving it to him, well here is my question he goes to a health clinic for his adhd meds. and its not the best place to go, anyway his dr.
Avatar f tn Well hello I'm a lil curious , I'm 18 umm my fiancé had ADHD when he was younger he doesn't take medication for it anymore and he doesn't act that wild he has his moments tho he's in the army now doing very good , so I was wondering if my baby would have it ??
Avatar f tn I have depression anxiety bipolar and now they have diagnosed me with adhd, everything really finally makes sense for the years and years my life has been a revolving door. I just feel alone and lost, people that don't have these issues have no idea the daily demons you have to face, is there anybody else out there?
Avatar n tn well i deffinitly have something to say about all of this even though im only 16 i am a highschool student and i have ADHD i take 60mg of vyvance everyday even when im not in school (vyvanse- a type of ADHD medication) i would not use the term "drugged" because i deffinitly dont think im being drugged everyday . If it werent for this medication honestly i probably will NOT walk across the stage with my friends and classmates .
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 Dear Jodi I am glad that you are feeling better on Zoloft. Adderall is a medication used for the treatment of patients with ADHD. Adderall is made from a combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine. Amphetamines should be used with caution, preferably at the lowest effective dosage to prevent any adverse effects. The most common side effects are Anorexia, weight loss, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, headaches, stomach upset, elevation of blood pressure etc.
Avatar f tn my 5 yr old son has absence seizure epilepsy and suspected adhd wat iv red bowt adhd is also nuero is that true
Avatar f tn My son has this delay and it can look an awful lot like adhd. They are managed differently and no medication helps sensory. Google sensory integration disorder and see what you think. You can never have too much information regarding what might be going on with your child. Sandman also gives good advice on Sos for parents and the ADHD answer book. Read all you can to figure this out and seek professional advice as well. Congrats for kicking the addiction.