Adhd meds for adults

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Avatar n tn Adderall is the most commonly prescribed ADHD medicine for adults. I think most insurance companies cover it until a person is 25. Some will cover it for longer. I had to start paying out of pocket on my 26th birthday. Some versions of extend release Ritalin are also FDA approved for adults and there are also non stimulant alternatives.
Avatar n tn generally speaking--pediatricians for kids and psychiatrists for adults. some family practice or internal med doctors will diagnose and/or treat adults but some may tend to stay away because of the subjective nature of the diagnosis and the kinds of meds used to manage symptoms. they don't want to mess around with drug seekers.
Avatar m tn my 10 yr old daughter has had adhd for the past 6 yrs and is on focolin rx now 50mg in am and 10mg in afternoon. with her she has had trouble with memory loss for some time now and cant retain information from the past or at times 30 seconds after being told. she was giagnosed 3 yrs ago with seizure tendencies after fainting in my arms. her doc has not explored this further.
1174019 tn?1269856599 If so is there an alternative place for adults with ADD/ADHD? If not is there a different way of handling or presenting questions?
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 I have heard green tea is good for adhd. I have a 9 year old with adhd and would love to hear stories of others who have used green tea for adhd. How much a day and when is best. I heard later in the day is the best time but I am concerned about it might affect his sleep. He is going for an appointment with a Dr. tomorrow who wants to put him on meds but we are a bit uncomfortable with this.
Avatar f tn My overall question: Are young adults with ADHD also immature compared to their peers? I have read about kids being a few years behind in maturity, but not really about young adults or even older adults. I am 23 and was diagnosed with ADHD at 19 after going to a large university away from home and not being able to handle the freedom of time, class demands, partying, etc. I have graduated now after changing my major a zillion times and still have no idea what I want to do.
865817 tn?1255285681 // Both sites are done by people with ADD. totallyadd was actually a PBS special and consequently is a series of short videos. Quite entertaining and useful. Jeffs add mind really reflects him. Has much more adult interaction. Both are worth checking out. Anyway, thanks for your post.
Avatar f tn Can anybody list me all the names of different meds for ADHD i would like to look them up before going to a pdoc so not to be blind and just take what ever he offers. Tell me about your meds and the side effects.
Avatar f tn hi there I'm Tim and me and my doughter suffer from ADHD I know that if a person has ADHD they don't know that they are it took yrs of me telling myself that there is nothing wrong but my wife was the one that noticed that I should seek help I diden think anything was wrong that's becouse you will not know but you will have bad depetion and it can even couse you to get to the point where you think your life is falling apart right befor yr eyes but there are many things that come with having ADHD
Avatar n tn It is absolutely possible for adults to be diagnosed and treated for ADD/ADHD. If this is a concern, I would recommend talking to a primary care physician or a neuropsychologist.
707438 tn?1240963240 I wonder what your doctor thinks happens to children who have ADD/ADHD. They like, magically cure sometime in teen years? I agree maybe you need to change docs. I'm sure I have it, and certainly had it all my childhood. If I were a child today I might be put on Ritalin to improve focus - although I never had the "hyperactivity", I can NOT sit through boring stuff. At 49, I still can't. It sounds like you are thinking maybe you have ADD, frustrated?
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 The problem with home schooling is that you are not dealing with the cause of the problem. If he is fairly young, its easier to home school. Around 5 or 6th grade the subject material - especially math becomes more difficult and thus harder to teach. There is a lot that you can do. But I do need a bit of info. How old is he? What grade is he in? Is he in special education or does he have a 504 plan? And I am very curious why the doctor took him off his meds?
707438 tn?1240963240 Hey frustrated, I have seen lots of posts during the last year or so on this forum forum from people with adult ADHD. Many of them were from seriously frustrated people. Do a search for "adult ADHD" in the search box and then tell it to show you all posts. While many of these people may no longer be online, I think you will find it nice to know that you are not the only one out there facing these problems.
Avatar f tn From personal observations, I think it is harder for really smart kids to deal with ADHD. The sense of frustration that they feel is huge, and this can progress to destructive behavior. All of the things that you have listed - I have seen in ADHD kids. What you need to do is to start to research what ADHD is and how to deal with the consequences of it. Understanding ADHD really makes a big difference in how you deal with the child. I mentioned the following books in a post below.
Avatar n tn I have ADHD and I quit taking Adderall because it was causing me to be depressed when I wasn't on it. I've tried numerous things from 5htp to L-Tyrosine. L-Tyrosine did squat as far as I could tell. I now try eating far healthier, no strict regimen, but I do avoid candy and junkfood, only occasionally indulging. I started exercising more, 3 times a week for an hour at a time. I bought a light box (more for S.A.D. but it's lifting my spirits beyond what i thought it would do) AND...
Avatar n tn -) Thank you! I chuckle only because, as a parent, I can clearly see that the ADHD is present. I have it to some extent. To what extreme it is, is yet TBD, and will be more noticeable as he delves into the more rigorous studies of primary school. I just feel that he can respond well to the chart system and am glad to get some great answers to the many questions that I have re: the meds. etc. I thank you again for your valuable insight. It is very much appreciated.
Avatar m tn One final note, I see that you are asking for some clinical data on using DMX at low doses for add/adhd. One of the reasons why that information is not readily available is because the data was not sufficient to warrent using it for such. There are numerous drug trials that go on in this country in which the end result is not favorable to the drug. I think the tricky part with DMX is that fine line of dosing and its addictive nature.
Avatar n tn Ah, there is intelligent life here. Bravo to you for seeking non medicinal methods. Let's be honest with ourselves...can anyone really know whether a 3 or 4 year old has ADD or ADHD? I'm no professional, but, I think not. I mean, making such a diagnosis is like diagnosing a child for a heart problem because his heart beats faster than a normal adult. Hello!!...A child is not a normal adult! Their hearts aren't supposed to beat like a normal adults.
7087196 tn?1389309719 It seems like he is mainly being treated for Bipolar and not ADHD. Oh, and the fact that Ritalin did not help you really has very little to do with him. It is not unusual at all for kids with ADHD to become very frustrated, depressed, and to strike out. Especially, if it is undiagnosed and they are being treated like normal kids. Who is prescribing the meds? Is it a pediatrician or a psychiatrist ?
Avatar f tn Strattera does have some advantageous over the traditional stim medicines, but it will take 2 to 4 weeks until the maximum benefits will be felt. I included a link to a page that covers all those meds so you can compare the differences.
937868 tn?1379188559 Once you are out of school and don't need to concentrate as much, its very possible to drop the meds (a lot of adults do), or only use them as necessary. Do get the book I recommended. It will be very helpful. It also has a great section on 504 plans which will help him at school. Please post if you have any more questions. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn And, yes, exercise can be very helpful. While a lot of the links are aimed at kids, it works just as well for adults. Not to mention that exercise is a great way to battle depression. The jury is still out on supplements. There is no question that eating healthy is important. A high protein breakfast is very important!
1274559 tn?1284135818 In my opinion being able to handle ADHD without meds really depends on the age of the child, the severity of the case, the school support system, and the commitment of the parents to understand and show their child how to function with ADHD/ADD. It may be that for a young child (maybe around 6), they might have to use meds until they are mature enough to use coping skills.
Avatar m tn The problem is that the doctors just don't know. The mind is so complex. These meds for children as well as adults are all trial and error. It's common to keep trying different meds and or med combinations until you find one that works with little to no side effects. Unfortunately that's how it works. The only other alternative that I know of is trying a naturopath (Dr.) and a nutritionist which is the route I had to take for my son who has ADHD. I wish you and your son well.
1159468 tn?1262626054 hey it sounds like she has and if the school tells that she has it is not always true and i have adhd and it does not matter if u put her on meds or no because the meds on my hand they do not work she just needs to try her hardest and keep the good work up and if u do put her on the meds it shouls be fine