Adhd medications list

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Avatar f tn Hi dear, please I want to know what are the symptoms of your kids behavior bec I have a 12 y old boy and I think he has moods disorder he is good but suddenly ge may hit me badly if he is in a bad mood,I agree with all the replies that a young kid must not take all those medication!
Avatar f tn The bottom line is that some kids do better with medications for add/adhd and perhaps adding to it with natural remedies will help. I do wish you well and commend you for addressing your child's issues through intervention early on. makes a HUGE difference down the road.
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 I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child at the age of 7, and took meds until I lost my health insurance during college. I still feel symptoms of it, and academically struggle much more now than I did when medicated.
Avatar f tn Look at this list of differences between ADHD and bipolar and see which category your child fits in. This is often misdiagnosed and ADHD meds are harmful for a child in a manic state (even caffine). 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger.
1453183 tn?1287852619 My son has been diagnosed with having ADD/ADHD and was put on Atterall and then a year ago the doctors took him off the medication and his schooling has suffered because of it. My question is would home schooling him help him or hurt him in anyway? And What else can I do to teach my child how to help control his symptoms?
Avatar f tn old son started focalin 5 days ago and has since started wetting his pants and blinking his eyes. I looked for a list of tics and I was amazed at the movements that fall under tics. He has been on Adderal, Metadate, and Ritalin so far. I was very unaware of what behaviors are considered tics so I am not sure which behaviors were present with which meds. He has seen many Drs. and no one has ever mentioned tics. I figured I would post a list for others to view.
Avatar n tn  Cannot focus in school, difficult for Brandon to concentrate or for teachers to get quality time with him  Tries to manipulate teachers by telling them stories and get them off the subject so that he can get out of doing the work he does not like  Rude to others, more disrespectful than normal, blurts out rude comments to people – does not think before speaking  Refuses to perform at Bright Futures Learning Classes and sits idle during his one on one session for private tutor lessons  Doe
Avatar n tn He likes things that spin-- I think thats ok, too-- it when thats ALL HE likes and when he does not want to play with ANYTHING else that you have a problem. Singulair-- most definitely allergy/ asthma medications can cause hyperactivity. Not sure about its dangers as previous post mentioned -- but it absolutely can cause behavior changes in children. Without question.
Avatar n tn We have been told that my grandson,6 yrs old, has adhd and bipolar. But I think this is wrong. His mood swings are hourly and he really is overly aggressive,mean, and nasty. This I thought was a "crash". Tell me what I can do to help my daughter and grandson. I am not his parents but I have reserach alot and I don't see these symtoms. Once his class he was growling and climbing on tables an such. What is that?
Avatar m tn Just a thought - my son 9 yrs was diagnosed with ADHD recently, he had 2 different versions of stimulant medications (one at a time of course) and he started these frightful nighmares, tossed and turned all night. He never had nighmares before medication and since we took him off the meds, no more nightmares.
Avatar n tn what do you think my son id feeling since he has adhd n he is three years old
1460021 tn?1445739558 Just wondering if anyone can give me a personal insight on the combination of these two medications....any information would be really appreciated because i am a little bit apprehensive about taking it...
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was age 5. He is now age 9 and has been on Ritilin ever since. He attends a Catholic school and his grades and good and his behavior is excellent. My son does not like to take his ritalin because he says it upsets his stomach and he becomes "shy". He's a very outgoing child and my husband and I are concerned that the ritalin masks his personality and inhibits his socialization with the other boys.
Avatar n tn I do think that you need to see a child development peditrician or child psychiatrist that specializes in ADHD. Was he formally diagnosed with ADHD by a child psychologist or specialist, other than a pediatrician? Pediaticians are usually not qualified to eveluate ADHD. I am also surprised that your doctor would tell you to up the medication if the medication is causing tics.
Avatar m tn I feel your frustration. Kind of makes me wonder about the training of the doctors you have worked with. For example, weight loss is a very common side effect with lots of known ways to deal with it - and it sounds like no one has discussed this with you? Which also makes me wonder about what kind of doctors you have been working with? I also wonder about your overall knowledge of the subject - not your fault, I blame that on the doctors.
Avatar n tn In my experience, marijuana ranks at or near the top of the list of substances that cause problems for people who have ADHD. I hope this clarifies my position. Pot and ADHD do not mix well. Happy Holidays to you all!!!!!
Avatar n tn I have taken my son (12), to a psychiatrist. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5 years old and has been on meds ever since. Now his behavior is agressive and abusive, so the trip to the new doctor. The doctor has diagnosed him with ODD, Anxiety and ADHD and wants to train my husband and myself, but I am wondering if there is also some sort of medication we can use.
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?
Avatar f tn I am 35 yr old mother of 4 & I have always joked about having ADD/ADHD but lately it seems to become so apparent not only to me but where friends & even social aquaintences seem to ask if I have ADD/ADHD. After talking to some friends with ADD I am convinced that some sort of treatment/medication would greatly help my daily function. How do I begin to see about this? What kind of doctor do I see.
Avatar f tn You don't list ritalin in your list. Did you try a very low dose of that? Best wishes. This sounds very difficult for him.
Avatar m tn At his age he should not be on those medications, which are very dangerous. In fact he should not be diagnosed with ADHD at that age. Find a better doctor before there is permanent damage to your child.
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.
899943 tn?1241924720 Find out more and then speak to your psychiatrist about it. ADHD medications can sometimes cause problems for people with bipolar but not always and they can often be helpful for ADHD. Look up the medication websites as well. Then you can discuss that issue further with them.
Avatar m tn A few weeks ago I was talking to my mom with all of my ongoing issues (I usually keep these matters to myself) and she said that when I was in middle school the school did an assessment and I was diagnosed with ADHD but they didn't have insurance at the time and never followed up with treatment. (It was a full battery of tests I requested the records).
Avatar f tn You are right about the late diagnosis being mild because we all just though he was hyper/ high strung or had ADHD or something. In the last few years he became very aggressive, but without being physical or getting into legal trouble. He spoke rapidly and would get very agitated if you said anything while he carried the conversation. You couldn’t even agree with a yes or excuse me while he was talking.
Avatar f tn I have only been treated for my Adhd for just over a year. I can't take the first line medications that are preliminary prescribed for Adhd because of my bipolar so I use a medication that me and my Pdoc extensively researched and decided to try. Modafinil Is newly being tried in some cases of Adhd and a drug that is being tested for bipolar.I take modafinil, which is primarily used for narcolepsy.
1460021 tn?1445739558 So....I'm diagnosed with adhd...been on dexamphetamine 50mg since march 25th was going well....after speaking to my doctor he thought i might benifit from going on epilim to stabilize my moods as well... So i have been on epilim 500mg in the morning and then 500mg at night...I don't know if its causing my aggression to get worse (the dexies helped heaps with that)....i am getting rather big outbursts of anger and punching walls again....
Avatar dr m tn So it’s important to have the pediatrician or other health care professional to look at all possibilities before considering psychotherapy or prescription medications. Only after every treatable condition has been ruled out should the diagnosis of ADHD be given, since ultimately, it’s a diagnosis of exclusion. First Check For Sleep Apnea, Then ADHD One recent study found that 28% of children scheduled to undergo routine tonsillectomy had official ADHD.
Avatar f tn My first diagnosis was depression and I was on prozac for many years. When that stopped working, I went on a "cafeteria list" of meds and was given bipolar I diagnosis. I currently take Weellbutrin SR150 in am, Lexapro, 10 in am, Lamictal 150 bid, Klonopin 1mg bid, and lunesta just added for sleep. I have never slept well and I think it may be the meds. My doc is gone until July and I wanted to have some info for her to state my case.