Adhd symptoms elderly

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Avatar f tn I have mentioned symptoms of major depression, children and the elderly tend to have different symptoms. I hope that this has been of some help to you! Personally, my depression has gotten much better with medication and a good doctor! I still like to answer questions on medhelp and hang out in a comfy bathrobe! Oh well, some things never change! :-) Keep coming back and posting - send me a message if you'd like. This is the best site for info. and help I have found ... hope you stay in touch!
Avatar f tn Spinal arachnoid cysts may be extradural, intradural, or perineural and tend to present with signs and symptoms indicative of a radiculopathy.
Avatar f tn I have a son that is 9 and he is taking Aderall and Risperdol. Diagnosis is PTSD and ADHD. He has been taking it for about 3 years. Has any one experienced any negative side affects from either of these prescription drugs or any positive or negative input on them to share?
4190741 tn?1370181432 Improves symptoms of certain neuropsychiatric disorders. (Including schizophrenia and ADHD.) 15.Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression. 16.Improves learning efficiency. 17.Improvements in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 18.Reduces symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 19.Fosters a healthier body-image. 20.Improves emotional control. (Especially over feelings such as anger or hostility.) 21.Improves self-control. (Contributes to better choices and habits.) 22.
Avatar m tn I agree with margypops, you are one hell of a writer. Keep writing. Its obvious you have a lot to say and you can say it very well. You are also at an age, that when you were in school, there was not a lot of knowledge about ADHD.. I can remember teaching kids in the 70's and 80's and we didn't really have a clue what was going on back then. A ton of your symptoms are classic ADHD cause and effect. Makes me wonder if you have done much research into ADHD and what it can do to you.
1787135 tn?1315012183 I am being medicated, for the past 2 weeks. Normally, I would have just assumed that these symptoms were due to my body adjusting to new medication, if they hadn't been going on for so long. It only seems that they have been getting worse since starting medication. I am currently taking Sertraline, Lithium carbonate, and Risperidone. I am here requesting opinions/information because I currently do not have health insurance.
Avatar n tn But children this age often do require such external support. While some of the symptoms you describe are typical of children who display ADHD, if this were the case with your son it likely would have been discerned earlier in his school years. So I'm assuming this behavior is more related to development than to anything else.
Avatar f tn They did, I'm not sure if it was this instance of later, diagnose her with adult ADHD and said she had signs of clinical depression. She's recently moved out into my elderly mother's garage. She cannot hold down a job because her attitude and lack of concern towards anything but herself and the drugs she uses. That's another thing she an addict.
961762 tn?1265233311 .... um lets see I was told adhd also.....NOT!!! I was tested for a seizers... includeing 24 hr eeg. and nothing. I was given meds for adhd, it exaperated all my symptoms. I was told it was because "i am diabetic" ....NOT had that testing too. had a complete psycho work up.... nothing... next week I see neuro-opthmo....hopeing for an answer. all I can say is that I dont drive anymore because it happened and I drove off the road with my kids in the car.
397906 tn?1208244869 i have been taking xanax xr for 6 months now. originally i started of 2 mg daily, but after a few months i started to feel better so i gradually lowered my dose to .5mg and have been on this dose for 3 months now.Is it possible that xanax xr can cause PVCs?, i seen in your earlier posts that you say xanax xr builds up rapid tolerance?well i am concerned because of these skipped heart sensations that i have been getting, i also have mitral valve prolapse since i was 16(now 22).
Avatar n tn I know anxiety is a major problem along with behavor concerns at school. (Add/Adhd syptoms). He has been taking effexor and is on 150 mg. now. Also we have added Lexapro 10 mg. He was taking concerta 36mg, then the teacher last year said she didn't see improvement in his behavior, so they doubled the concerta, which exelerated his anxiety. That's when they added the Lexapro, and switched the concerta to strattera. (which did nothing) Now he's on no ADD medicine.
Avatar n tn One doctor did come up with a couple of idea's but could not properly diagnose her for some reason, I think she was missing one of the symptoms and I don't remember what it was called. Now, at 4 yrs old she is almost potty trained and she can say more words. She still cannot hold a conversation or explain things, but she does point to things and name them. She walks but she doesn't really run and she is still wobbly.
Avatar f tn Thanks. They are Free T3 and T4. I used to be hypo, but lately I feel more like hyper.
Avatar n tn Many of the symptoms you describe are very common for hypothyroid disease. If you have had thyroid tests, what tests were done? Were your TSH, FREE T3 and FREE T4 levels tested? If you were only tested for your TSH levels, that is not enough, but what was your TSH level? Have you ever been prescribed any thyroid medication and has your doctor checked you for a possible goiter? Have you had your adrenal levels checked? If you haven't had your thyroid checked, please do so!
469720 tn?1388149949 1107-16. The situation that prompted this blog was an elderly woman who recently had surgery. II saw her in the office to verify that she had healed her incision completely. As I was discharging her from my office, she asked if I could writer her a couple of refills on prescriptions. Her politely told her that I was not comfortable with that because I think, unless its an emergency, one physician should manage a patients medications.
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 f tn B12 Deficiency (taking prescription), just diagnosed ADHD (concentration and memory problems) feeling emotionless, IBS, High Blood Pressure, High FSH/Infertility (Perimenopausal) and Endometriosis, Gall bladder disease and removal, recurring pinched nerves in neck and lower back pain, throat, upper respiratory, and sinus infections. Most recently, 5 weeks ago, I had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Avatar f tn Professionals coming up with all these diagnoses for kids, all these complicated things, when it's usually simply a matter of the child being immature, reacting to a change in their environment, speech delay, etc. I think children are being overdosed way too much for ADHD too. I talked to an Audiologist about this. We found out, quite by accident, that my daughter had Auditory Processing Disorder when she was around 10.
Avatar m tn Potter’s Acidosis solution—an all-natural herbal blend from England—can be very effective in improving your symptoms. Just bear in mind that it only “masks” your symptoms and doesn’t alter your gastric environment. Therefore I don’t consider it a “cure” to reflux. I would also suggest eating multiple, small meals, instead of three all-you-can-eat feasts. Common sense applies here, folks. Avoid foods containing tomatoes or chocolate.
3060903 tn?1398568723 How much to take Adults may benefit from 400 to 1,600 mg per day, although some people will need to take 3,000 mg per day to alleviate symptoms. Words to the wise Combining SAMe with an antidepressant is safe, for the most part, but in very rare cases may cause serotonin syndrome — a potentially deadly complication that causes agitation, anxiety, confusion, nausea, vomiting, and palpitations. SAMe can also trigger mania in people with bipolar disorder.
Avatar f tn This year, I had been working with a psychologist on i.q. tests. He told me that he strongly suspected I have ADD/ADHD. About a month and a half ago, I started dexedrine. I spent most of my life feeling extreme anxiety, and I've tried many anti-anxiety meds, they never touched my anxiety. Dexedrine was amazing for my anxiety, mental clutter and my sense of overwhelm. My psychiatrist is taking it pretty hard that it took so long to catch ADHD. In fact he's taking it worse than I am.
189586 tn?1297257661 5-HTP is used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and along with prescription drugs to treat seizure disorder and Parkinson's disease. How does it work? 5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin.
Avatar m tn the sub should take care of most of the anxiety and really most of all the wd symptoms... too bad he is upping instead of tapering your sub dose too~ if you dont go to treatment and you have enf sub to do a 2 week taper that is what i would suggest... stop taking everything else and taper with the suboxone... if you taper all the way down to crumbs in a short quick taper you SHOULD feel pretty good... good luck to you!!
Avatar n tn Just leaving the house some days took a lot out of me, but I made myself do it. I went through moving to a new house, taking care of my elderly father, his passing, my husband retiring, my sister's recent diagnosis of lung cancer, but besides that, my life has been uneventful. LOL If I can get through all of that/this, I can do anything and that is the attitude I'm going forward with...A positive attitude will help get you through.
Avatar n tn By standing up to the doc's and being a strong, loving mum u proberly saved him from a life of hell i hope you realise this....and all i have to say is well done!! With children who are depressed or have ADHD or the likes etc.... drugs ani't the answer, what is needed as whodunnit says a loving home with lots of support plus patiences is needed.
Avatar n tn I put this down to the fact that the medication no longer works and I'm feeling very confused and depressed. I was told by a spiritual healer about 2 years ago I may have ADHD, she said adults can suffer from this. I think I have bi polar type 2.I get mania for a day or so then go back to depressed state. My doctor is fed up with me , I can tell that when I go in to surgery, His leg goes up and down. He said I was a worrier and I will get good days and bad days.
Avatar f tn I remember him saying not to be put off because the name sounded like it was for the elderly. I think it WAS for the elderly. Weird. Are you sure your mouth sores aren't canker sores - not herpes? Herpes rarely occurs inside the mouth, but I'm no doctor. I, too, get huge sores in my mouth when I get dental work, (and other times,) usually at the incision site of the anesthetic. Just that little hole is enough. I've tried all kinds of stuff for my mouth sores.
501163 tn?1218079838 One elderly lady who had it very badly was on a parkinson drug for it called levadopa. My pain doctor wanted to use natural supplements and avoid. It was also noted that the more active the people were as far as an exercise regime, the less severe the symptoms were for them. Below is what he prescribed for them. All are over the counter supplements.
268013 tn?1224524098 I am 52 years old by the way and had not gone thru menopause yet however was experiencing symptoms. I have been anemic for quite some time also and this concerns me as well b/c it's not for lack of good nutritional lifestyle. I am wondering what could have caused me to start going hypo and for the Endo to say cut the meds down after finally getting in to see him 3 whole weeks after the labs were done. For all I know the numbers could have changed again to normal or who knows what!
709415 tn?1229284553 His mother is as well, but not to as great a degree. Does his symptoms seem typical to you out there? And has anyone else experienced the in and out of the hospital syndrome while waiting for meds to work if indeed they ever will?