Adhd medication comparison

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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 n tn Please let people know that the Feingold diet has been used for 25 years as a treatment for ADHD and other behavioral disorders, as well as helping many of the physical symptoms that frequently accompany ADHD such as asthma, bed wetting, chronic ear infections, migraines, etc. There remains a pervasive myth that the diet has been "debunked" and that it does not work, or that it is "unproven" or has "no scientific support." I repeat -- this is a MYTH.
Avatar m tn Doctors could do a much better job with that piece of the ADD/ADHD puzzle. Stimulant medication works on children with ADD/AdHD and makes a noticeable difference. They focus and are calm. When the meds wear off, not so much. People without add/adhd are revved up when they take stimulants. It's a noticeable difference in reaction and one this doctor doesn't touch on.
Avatar f tn I'm so embarrassed, I'm afraid to even tell my own psychiatrist. I have been diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and manic depression. I have been on all sorts of medication but my doctor limited me to Zoloft. It's really hard to stop picking on my blankets and I don't know what to do...
Avatar f tn The cost of the medication is outrageous. Our doctor has written us new prescription for him for Adderall during the day and Ritilan for homework time if it is needed. My questions is, is there any significant side effects or dangers between the Concerta and Adderall? My husband is very reluctant to switch is medication and we are just trying to get some help with the questions we have.
Avatar m tn Charles Parker warns (page 72-75, New ADHD Medication Rules). Prozac or Paxil will block the 2D6 pipes and the “amphetamines accumulate, with resultant anger, rage, mind racing, sleep deprivation and subsequent lack of control.” It will take a bit of time for the stim meds to accumulate - so if you just recently started the adderall be really watchful for this. I would talk to your doc and get off the Praxil. You could switch over to what Dr.
2196504 tn?1351395795 What I meant is my son's ADHD wasn't properly undercontrol before the medication switch. He is very aggressive if he thinks he is being attacked and he unfortunately has impulse and conflict issues too, By the time he gets back from school and with the added fact that the medication has worn off , he is nearly impossible to deal with because he will hit out and he does, regularly!
880242 tn?1241286605 She shared her concern with my mother about this newer subject called ADD/ADHD. She recommended me to see a doctor for diagnosis and that I showed all of the symptoms of having this disorder she thought. My mother, knowing my struggles in school, quickly made me a doctor’s appointment to have me tested. NO, it was not because of laziness, but I could NOT understand anything they were talking about. I understood things on my level. In English class we were reading Romeo & Juliet.
Avatar m tn Adderall XR completely sucked. Adderall IR was the best medication that I found until Vyvanse. Now I think Adderall is horrible in comparison. I've been taking 30mg of Vyvanse for a few months now. This has been my adjusted dose from trying 20mg, 30mg, and 50mg. 50mg was wayy too much at the time. 30mg was perfect until about a month ago. It lasted about 12 hours, a huge improvement over 4 hours of Adderall IR. However, now it is not as strong, because my tolerance is beginning to build.
Avatar n tn The comparison to diabetes is pathetic and braindead, because a person cannot live without medication if they have such a disease. I was diagnosed with ADHD at a very young age, and forced to take medication until I was able to realize at the age of 13 that I did not like the way it made me feel.
Avatar m tn This does not necessarily mean your son has a learning problem or ADHD, but it is something to consider given the timing of the symptom onset. So first, go see your pediatrician. But be aware that not all pediatricians know much about movement disorders or anxiety, so you will want primarily to ask for referrals. If it is bothering you, do not let your pediatrician tell you that its not a big deal.
Avatar n tn ADHD-combined type; Bipolar I D/O; most recent episode hypomanic, with no concurrent depression; GAD; and OCD. Additionally, I have problems c insomnia. My current meds are: Dexedrine: 20mg tid; Geodon: 80mg bid; BuSpar: 20mg tid; and Celexa: 40mg qd. I have been on: Ativan,Celexa,Clonopin,Depakote,Effexor,Geodon,Lithium,Paxil, Prozac,Ritalin,Zoloft,Zyprexa,Xanax, maybe more. I want to reduce the amount and types of meds I am on.
Avatar f tn It may be that her immaturity shows up more now in comparison to the other kids. Or her teacher expects a lot more than the first grade teacher did? ADHD does not just start up at age 6. Read some of the other posts on this forum. Most parents notice it long before than. This does sound like its more age related (if nothing has happened till now). If she does have good intelligence, she will figure out what she has to do to cope with the school's expectations.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, My thyroid has been fluctuating between hyper, hypo and normal for the past 3 years and I have never been on any thyroid medication. 3 years ago I had hyperthyroidism that resolved itself. Last year my TSH was borderline low for a short period of time. Last week I was told I had Hashoimoto's and hypo based on labs that were done about a month ago and 4 months ago. My endo said he was going to run some more tests and probably put me on thyroid replacement meds.
Avatar m tn Yes Adderal, Dexedrine, and most main ADHD medication does slightly compromise the immune system. But that compromise can build up in time. Doctors usually recommend a patient take breaks from it ....
Avatar f tn It seems like every person I have met in America (I am not from here, but I live here now) has either ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression or some sort of anxiety disorder. I have never come across these many mentally ill people ever, in any of the other countries I have been in. Are Americans really that much more prone to mental disorders than people from other countries? Or is the health care system such that people get diagnosed for every little thing?
Avatar n tn Dear Sir/Madam: I am 39 years old and three months ago I was diagnosed with ADHD, a disorder that has caused extreme problems for me since childhood and throughout my adult life, which began with my expulsion from kindergarten. I was prescribed a drug called Adderall (30 m.g. RX) after the 10 m.g. and 20 m.g. doses proved completely ineffective. I currently take 1 (one) 30 m.g.
Avatar m tn I am emotionally stable with no medication - I have never taken bipolar medication. And acording to my dad, my grandma, my friends, and my family physician - I am normal. That being said, I think I should have all these outraged statements and labels removed from my records because they are inaccurate... and if anything, they will cause more problems in the future. Not to mention completely kill my career. What are the steps I need to take?
Avatar n tn my memory is shot, makes me a dumb, some weird physical symptoms, nothing major Also, are there some ways to get a definite diagnosis? I need something, and please excuse the comparison, that is accurate like a pregnancy test. If I have epilepsy for real, I would like to accept it and make the appropriate modifications.
617441 tn?1221179806 I have heard that fish oil can help children with ADHD. Has anyone one heard of it or used it? I don't want to put my son on medication I have seen what it does to him.
Avatar n tn My son is almost 9 years old and was diagnosed wit hbipolr disorder and adhd about 2 years ago. He never had any developmental problems or behavioral issues before kindergarten. His IQ test are exceptionally high and he is extremely articulate and bright. However, he refuses to do any of his work at school and has been suspended at least 5 times this year for disruptive or aggressive behavior.
Avatar n tn Is you son taking medication to treat his ADHD? If so, what medication does he take? If not, consider the use of medication as part of the intervention plan. Re: Halloween, I don't think it will be particularly useful to deprive him of this. In the long run, it won't make any difference if you keep him away from the festivities. I encourage parents not to employ special events as behavior management tools, simply because it's not an effective strategy.
Avatar f tn I went to an addiction Psychiatrist who has diagnosed me with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and put me back on my medication, (as I stopped taking everything) Anyways, I have a long history of addiction. There has always been something wrong but not sure if I was Bipolar or ADHD or what ? so I did what they call a "washout" off all drugs to see what we are dealing with. What a mess Ive been. Ha ha I have to laugh.
Avatar n tn I just want to feel somewhat normal where I am able to function again. Even my ADHD medication isn't helping anymore to keep me focused and all I want to do is either sleep or eat carbs. My body hurts, I am bloated, constipated and just plain miserable. Please help.
480448 tn?1426952138 ADD vs. ADHD. If someone could give me a brief comparison? I'm also curious to know if the recommended medication regimen is different for these two diagnoses? That's a whole other topic in itself...this is going to be a rough road for us with decisions..I'm SO fearful of putting my child on any kind of medication. I'm VERY familiar with these meds, but of course from an adult perspective.
Avatar n tn As with any med that is used to treat ADD and ADHD...I have first hand experience with the ADD/ADHD thing because my little cousin is that and a whole bunch of other things!! He has been diagnosed with being Bi-polar..ADD and ADHD....suicidal and anything else you could imagine (the list goes on and on)!! I will tell you though GWH...that you need to catch him when he is sober...well at least try...and sit down with him and try to help him like he helped you?
Avatar f tn I began taking adderall prescribed for ADHD last year. It has definitely worsened my skin. But to put it into perspective, I have a classmate who takes 10 times higher daily dose, and is 60 pounds lighter than me and a year older. I see her almost daily, and I have not noticed any skin symptoms remotely like mine. Hence, the accutane is the main culprit. I have tried Omega 3, Biotin, I drink tons of water, shea butter, coconut oil, hiding from the sun...recently started MSM supplements.
Avatar f tn When I was a child, I was tested over and beyond my intelligence range in comparison to the children my same age bracket, in turn, had a physiological chemical off -balance. I was diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, ABC, DEF, you name it!!! I had it. My mother wasn't for putting me on medications; she was afraid of the damage it would place on my liver. I was extremely young when I was diagnosed by the way.