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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.
565294 tn?1216436915 my son is 8 and is adhd and is in"learning disorder"class at school he has a iep and is taking concerta to help with his concentration. but he has lost 4 pd this month any one else notice the same side effect? also i live in oswego Illinois has any one herd of any support groups out there for moms and dads? or classes to help parents with dealing with adhd behaviors and how to respond better or how to say things better (to add encouragement) its a ttough job somedays.
Avatar f tn My husbands father does suffer from mental illness and jokes that my 8 y/o gets it from him. He has many ADHD symptoms. Pedicatrician mentioned Aspergers. The Dr. doesn't even know about his sisters diagnosis. He tried him on Ritalin LA. He had a big improvement in the first month. Second month not as much of an improvement. Dr. questioned it being a a 'bad batch' of pills, but it is too expensive toget a bad batch so then we tried genericritalin and his heart beat out of his chest.
Avatar n tn My 13 year old son has ADHD, tested and told he is math challenged and his other skills are average or low average. He has a short term memory problem that keeps him from retaining a lot of what he learns in school. He also tends to be anxious, things scare him easily and scared of illness and has complained of palpitations, although not often or lately. He also shows some signs of OCD, but not severe(my brother has OCD). He also lies a lot and still wets the bed everynight.
Avatar n tn I now pay just under $75 a month for Adderall (Doc appointment and pills)
Avatar f tn Headaches, Depression, It also messes with our heart rhythm when detoxing so it would be good to be monitored, all this does pass in time with good Nutritious food exercise and a lot of sleep.. ADHD pills are not for loosing weight but since this is what you used them for you may experience a rebound in weight gain so you really want to stick with Healthy fresh food.. Speaking with your Dr.
Avatar n tn Yes, ADHD is Hereditary. However, it is not unusual for only one child in a family to have it. Or to even skip a generation or for neither parents to have it, but an Uncle, etc. Point, being - your child might or might not have it. However, if your child has it - it does not condemn him/her to going through what you went through. Chances are your parents had no clue what ADHD was and that effected how you were treated.
Avatar n tn My 6 Year old son has been diagnosed by a therapist and a psychologist both saying he has ADHD he was on medication for about a year and I hated him being on the pills they caused him to have tourette's syndrome and then they had to put him on another medication to control the tics that the first medication was causeing, not to mention the fact that he quit eating it seemed like he was living on air the entire time he was on the medication.
Avatar m tn The anxiety forum on Medhelp has some pretty good suggestions. Might be worth checking it out here - http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Anxiety/tips-on-dealling-with-panic-attacks/show/1485566#post_6752037 As far as taking ADHD meds to help. It depends if the anxiety is a side result of ADHD. In, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she states that 25 to 30% of children with ADHD have an anxiety disorder. I think it could be higher in adults.
Avatar n tn He and his half sister who I also adopted received counseling early after they were removed from their biological mother who was a drug addict and prositute. During the problems in Kindergarten is when I sought medical help and he was diagnosed with ADHD/ODD. A couple different medicines were tried for the ADHD but then he could not sleep and he still displayed aggressive behavior.
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.
524599 tn?1212470575 I NEED TO DRINK MORE WATER AND GET ON A PROPER DIET I KNOW HOW MUCH IT WILL HELP. MONEY IS TIGHT, WORK IS SLOW, (MY OWN FAULT) ADHD AGAIN. RAN OUTTA GAS THE OTHER DAY, MY WHOLE WORL FELL APART AND I ENDED UP IN AN ARGUMENT WITH POPS. THAT WHAT ADD DOES TO YA. SO THIS WEEK I AM TRYING TO FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE! SO OFF TO CLEAN MY ROOM, I LOST MY CELL IN IT YESTERDAY AND I CAN HEAR IT! ITS DRIVING ME CRAZZZZZY! I HAVE A DATE TONIGHT! ohguvjfnf jtdtr d r!!!!
600139 tn?1219682372 I used to have skin pigmentation all over my face but now it's gone after 6 months of using howaido whitening pills. Do you think this was the reason why it faded out or does it really fade out on its own? It says that it contains glutathione. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/241879'>Skin Whitening Pills</a>.
Avatar n tn Should a child on medication for adhd also receive sleeping pills?
766032 tn?1281645081 I'm one of those rare people to begin with...all pills either do the exact opposite of what they are meant to do, or do double what they are meant to do. When I tried Effexor, I walked around looking and acting as if I were drunk or high. My kids were taken away from me until I could be weaned off of them safely. Paxil drove me through the roof...started getting very bad anxiety attacks which led to even worse panic attacks. There were a few other pills they tried on me...
Avatar f tn I believe this may have been caused by traumatic events in my childhood, ADHD, long drug history in parent, stress, repressed rage, ocd and anxiety. im tired of picking at my arms and need advice on how to deal with this and my other problems.
9003081 tn?1401130098 I have terrible ADHD. Took Concerta for 10 years. For the last two years I have been without it. I am to begin studying for my RN in the fall. I am 20, with no insurance and without the Concerta I just know I will not make it through my classes. What are some alternatives???
965119 tn?1247420171 //www.additudemag.com/does-adhd-medication-make-every-meal-a-power-struggle/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=March Good luck...and let me know if you need any more information.
Avatar f tn I am going to discuss with my Dr. about getting ADD/ADHD medication, how do I ensure him that it is for the right reasons and not to abuse it like a lot of people do these days. I am not on any other medications and only go to the Dr. if I desperatly need too. I hate to take pills but I am trying to be the best person that I can, which means medication. I am a mother, a wife and a co-worker. I have a lot on my plates as many of us do.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/ADD---ADHD/ADHD-info--for-those-that-didnt-know----quick-guide-to-ADHD-ADD-/show/1249746 Hope this helps.
1455599 tn?1285511500 My son is 6 years old and was diagnosed last year with adhd and now my poor little guy has been on a roller coaster ride. He has severe mood swings, and tantrums. Now he is having night walking and night terrors. Normally it is just nightmares but last night he flipped out and was seeing invisible robots that were attacking him and monsters on the doorway he was crying and really scared i had to hold his eyes with my hands and held him the rest of the night...
Avatar f tn Are you officially diagnosed as ADHD or do you think you are ADHD b/c you cannot focus well? I need more clarification.
Avatar m tn Do let your doctor know what is going on. Finding the right dosage is many times a trial and error thing as all people are different. And yes, there are other meds out there that may work better, but all that starts with a trip to the doctor. Give it another shot and then if things still aren't working "tschock" has some very good advice. You might also want to read a new book by a UC Berkley honors student with severe ADHD about growing up with ADHD.
1645341 tn?1401063612 at first he was diagnosed with ADHD. He is currently on ADHD medications, and they do not seem to be helping. During one visit to his therapist he had a violent fit, and she decided that the symptoms I insisted he had and what she was seeing was symptomatic of Bi-Polar disorder. They refused to change his medications to reflect the new diagnosis. My child has the most horrible fits while he is at home.
Avatar n tn has anybody tried omega 3 fish oil supplements for adhd treatment? I just read about it online and was wondering if anyones tried it...my daughter currently takes dexadrine but it just has too many side effects..she's 5 and can now fit back into her size 3 pants and they are too big. She used to wear a size 5. she's losing weight so we've requested numerous blood tests to be done..just looking for something else to try in the meantime..
571167 tn?1223218065 WHAT IS THE AGE TO PROPERLY HAVE YOUR CHILD DIAGNOSED FOR ADHD OR ADD? I HAVE HAD MY SON IN THE DR.'S SO MANY TIMES TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HIM. NOW TEACHERS,DR.'S, AND EVERYONE ELSE SAYS HE IS CLASSIC ADHD WITH POSSIBILTY OF OCD. BUT HE ATTENDS THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CLINIC HERE IN CINCINNATI OHIO AND THEY TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT THEY DONT DIAGNOSE TILL 6 YRS OF AGE. WELL HE IS 6 NOW & I GET NOWHERE STILL. I FEEL BAD 4 HIM. GOD LOVE HIM HE CANT PAY ATT.
Avatar f tn I have been with my husband for 10 yrs, married 7. Our 5 yr old son was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago. We also found out that my husband also has ADHD. My mother in law never told my husband that he was diagnosed with it as a child till we found out about our son. He's been trying different meds, but nothing seems to be working. Lately we've been fighting a lot. He's been very selfish the last few years to the point where it's been pushing us apart.