Adhd medication concerta

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13415927 tn?1430705118 I'm assuming you did and ots not a self-diagnosis Concerta or any other medications like Adderall to treat ADD/ADHD will only exacerbate your other disorders. I use to be on concerts for my ADHD but I also have generalized anxiety. An SSRI is the best choice for treating those two. On second note, ADD/ADHD medications can treat depression but not anxiety. Most people withADD/ADHD have around 3 other disorders.
Avatar n tn My 16 yr old daughter who has ADHD and is on concerta and respidol recently told me she is experiencing breast leakage? What could this be from?
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 No, you needn't worry that he was addicted to the medication. But he clearly developed confidence in his ability to do better, and in that sense perhaps became dependent on the medication as his route to success. If he did well on the Adderall, there is every reason to think he can do equally well with one of the other stimulant medications, like Concerta.
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 We tried putting my 9 year old son (who has ADHD) on Concerta about a month ago and after about 4 days, he started frequently rolling his eyes involuntarily up and to the right. We took him off immediately, but the symptoms have persisted. I'm not sure if it was caused by the Concerta, as he'd previously been on it for a month about a year ago and did not display the eye rolling. Does anyone know if there is a correlation, and if this is something that will stop?
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 I am strongly seeking for somebody's advice and what should I do about this I have a severe case of adhd mixed with anxiety and I am a grown adult that needs medication for my adhd for school and work and I get really frustrated that my parents don't let me control my own meds in general they know I don't abbuse it but every time I need my meds I have ask them and it makes my anxiety act up even more cuz I have to call them tell them I need my meds and it's annoying because they r not always the
Avatar m tn My son has been taking Concerta (17 & 27 mgs) and the medication is dialating his eyes. Before the medication, he had no problems with his eyes. Now he is sensitive to light, turns his head to the side when watching television and constantly pulls his eyelids away from his eyes (says they feel like they are sticking to his eyes). Although the medication is helping him greatly, I am concerned that this may damage his eyes permanently. I would appreciate any help on this situation.
Avatar f tn My child was on concerta for years while it was great in helping his ADHD it also can cause other mental health issues and was bad for his weight causing him to lose weight at a very rapid pace. I am not sure how much info u have looked up about it but I am fearing the worse case senario for my son as he has some serious behaviors from taking the concerta and Daytrana. Just a lil heads up watch these meds carefully.
Avatar n tn My son is also on Concerta and his tics started after he was put on this medication. There is so much negative information about what happens to these kids when they come off of these meds if taken for a long period of time. I have put my whole family on a very natural diet. We take high quality fish oil and have removed all sugar and processed foods from our diet. It has taken a little time but it is well worth it.
Avatar f tn My son is twenty nine. He lives at home and is ADHD. He is prescribed Concerta. 2X 36mg.per day. He is also perscribed 2X 5 mg. ritalin per day. He took ritalin SR. during high school, but I gave him his meds every AM so he would not forget. His dose was much lower then. Since college he binges on them when he gets the prescription filled. He then crashes and sleeps for a couple of days. He can't see a problem with his behavior.
Avatar f tn we are in the process of getting him evaluated for any other disorders. he has adhd and was put on concerta. we had him on it for one day but the ticks were unbearable to watch. jerking of the jaw. rubbing of the finger tips and repeating himself continuously. should i ride it out for a couple of weeks? or is this just a side affect that will stay with him while on the meds? he takes 18 the dose to high?
Avatar n tn Hi everyone,happy holidays to all. My son has been on Concerta for the last 4 weeks,started his 5th week this week.I only have enough for the next week and my doc appointement isn't until Jan. 15th,which means he won't have any for the first week back to school.Can I not give it to him next week and restart on the week back to school?Is it dangerous just to stop it for a week?
1756969 tn?1332440763 wondering if anyone has tried concerta for their adhd? i was on a few meds a few years ago but stopped taking them because nothing seemed to work. i am about to try going back on concerta 36mg and see if it will help. i also have depression and am starting a new med called celexa. any info will help. thanks!! not sure what i should be looking for in healthy changes.
Avatar f tn His doctors is very familiar with the ADHD because is own son is ADHD s he knws what we are going through. My son has his ggod days and his bad days. He is more out going an active with the Vyvanse than he was with the Daytrana, I am cncerned that it may not be strong enough. I am already antisipating that he will probably be held back this year in school and maybe that would be a good thing. He would then realize that there are consequences for his actions.
16638194 tn?1449938541 I am in desperate need of some insight regarding medication for Autism and ADHD. My son is 7 years old. He started out on Risperdal when he was 4 but we quickly took him off because he quickly ballooned by 15 lbs. in 1 month. We eventually ended up on Abilify and Tenex (Guanfacine) and he's been taking that combination for about 3 years. Now we are at the point where those two meds were not working at all and we were already at the approved dosage limits.
Avatar n tn My 12 year old son is on Concerta 54 mg. He has been on Concerta in gradual doses since kindergarten. Now when the medication is wearing off, he becomes angry and agressive. I have never seen this side of him before. He used to become depressed so we restructured our evening activities to work around the depression. I am at a loss and am very concerned. Thank you in advance for any input on this question.
Avatar m tn My son (9) has been diagnosed with ADHD and uses Concerta 36mg once daily. He has been using these meds now for about a year. During school holidays his meds are discontinued as a result of his poor appetite etc. Upon resuming his meds (and until the next holidays) he presents with an eye-darting manifestation, particularly during the evenings. During the holidays when he does not use the meds this does not happen. Is this normal, or is this an indication that the meds are not suitable for him?
Avatar n tn My son is 13 years old and has adhd. He was on concerta 36mg. last summer i took him off of it and he remained off of it until March 23,09.I put him back on because that is what the school wanted.Last time i notice some minor side effects.This time i notice he was acting alot different.He became very moody,easy to agitated,aggression, depressed and as of wendesday he started to have twiching. He is now off of it until father testing.Just woundering why this time and not last time.
Avatar f tn Did he have these night time problems before the addition of Prozac? I am guessing he did not for the reason given below. Get him off the Prozac (but do so slowly). The Prozac blocks the liver pathways for the stim meds and will make things worse. This is a quote from Dr. Charles Parker. I will private message you the site as I can't post it here.
Avatar n tn My 16 year old son, diagnosed with ADHD, has been on Concerta for 7 months. Recently his doctor increased his dosage. He tells me that when his medication stops to produce its effect at night, he feels totally hyper. According to him, he did not have this problem when he was on a lower dose. He is in boarding school, and went into trouble recently for acting agressively, at night,towards his peers.
Avatar f tn My 9 year old son has been taking 72mg of Concerta every day for over a year now. 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 My 6 year old DD was started on concerta about a month and a half ago. This is the first medication they suggested to us. She seems to be doing really well in school but the side effects at home are becoming hard for us to handle. SHe has become very nonaffectionate, emotional, withdrawn, and seems to be uninterested in life. She also will not eat at all. She is eating maybe one meal a day. I am wondering if we switch medications, will the side effects be the same/as bad?
Avatar f tn Hello, I'm 19 years old and just got diagnosed, as one would say, with ADD/ADHD rather recently. I was given a prescription for Concerta 36mg to be taken daily. This is the third week taking it and I have been noticing some odd side effects. On days when I take it in the morning and don't eat I feel nauseous and generally off, which I was warned about prior so it doesn't worry me as much. However, I have also noticed quite a difference in my mood.
Avatar n tn We are aware of the Paxil withdrawal symptoms. Should we withdraw off Paxil first before going on Concerta? Can going on Concerta and helping the ADHD lessen the effects of Paxil Withdrawal? Can Paxil cause ADHD Symptoms? Is Concerta safe? Has anyone been on both medications at once? Is there a danger in this? Please help. Thank you.