Adhd symptoms ritalin

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383943 tn?1217726321 Did she get evaluated by a psycholigist or developmental doctor that specializes in ADHD? If she has ADHD, the first medication that you should try is Metadate CD or Ritalin. Start with a very small dosage such as 2.5mg or 5mg. If it does not work because it is not enough, keep on increasing the amount very slowly until you see that she is doing well. I am not familiar with celexa. If it is a stimulant like Ritalin, the dosage sounds too high.
Avatar f tn my 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD, disruptive behavior and a mood disorder, and possibly depression and anxiety. he has been prescribed ritalin, medidate, depakote, and zoloft. all together. That seems to be alot of medication for a small young child. Im very worried for him, is this safe for him?
Avatar n tn Please let people know that the Feingold diet has been used for 25 years as a treatment for ADHD and other behavioral disorders, as well as helping many of the physical symptoms that frequently accompany ADHD such as asthma, bed wetting, chronic ear infections, migraines, etc. There remains a pervasive myth that the diet has been "debunked" and that it does not work, or that it is "unproven" or has "no scientific support." I repeat -- this is a MYTH.
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 This is not to say that, if she is diagnosed with ADHD, it explains all of her behavior, but may be a component of it. I would revisit the ADHD issue, and have her evaluated again, including collecting data via standardized checklists that are widely accepted as helping to establish this descriptive diagnosis. As an aside, it's not unusual for children who display ADHD to also have the ability to be attentive and focused in particular circumstances.
Avatar n tn The on-line surveys can be useful tools to see if a person might display symptoms typical of ADHD, but a thorough assessment will consider a child's medical history, family history, current functioning at home and in school, possible alternative explanations for the symptoms identified on the surveys, etc.
5856747 tn?1403352282 ADHD is diagnosed on the bases of the child’s behaviour alone. This may be done using the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10. There are no other tests to confirm the diagnosis and this again may cause difficulty in accepting ADHD as a disorder. Features of ADHD behaviour will include: • Inattention to instructions. • Inability to learn or retain. • Inability to stay with a specific task or to complete it. • Inability to hold attention to what is being said to them.
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
Avatar f tn i would like anybody who has a 9 year old son or daughter to tell me what are the symptoms of ADHD before i take my nephew to a pdoc...........
Avatar m tn 1) The dosage that gives the maximum benefits in relieving ADHD symptoms; 2) Has no dangerous side effects, and minimal non-serious side effects; 3) The average effective therapeutical dosage range for adult ADHD is 1.3mg/kg to 2mg/kg for methylphenidate. Weight is a limited factor in dosage, but that's 96mg-192mg. Some heavier people need less, some lighter people need more. The dosage I've found for myself does seem a little high.
Avatar n tn Was the Ritalin for ADHD? you could try different forms of Methylphenidate in slow release to withdraw, ease symptoms, and reduce side effects.
Avatar f tn Both my boys,9 and 7, have been diganosed ADHD and are taking Strattera. My oldest was on Ritalin for 3 days before I took him off. He wouldn't move off the couch and refused to eat. When he would get up to move he ended up walking into walls and door frames. He was the classic "walking zombie" that everyone talks about and was very violent. I put him on Strattera at the age of 5 and the only side effect that he has had has been constipation.
429700 tn?1308011423 Has anyone taken Ritalin for the MS fatigue and/or cognitive issues? I've just been prescribed this drug in place of the Provigil that my insurance company won't cover.
Avatar n tn I am 31, Female. Put on Focalin XR and Ritalin. A while back my ADHD was misdiagnosed as depression and I was prescribed Lexapro 20 mgs. While I was just on the Lexapro my Depression did get better however the other ADHD symptoms were still present. Now that I am on the correct meds for my ADHD the Lexapro withdrawals are so annoying. I have the worse brain sagging headache ALL Day long. I have only gone from 20 mgs to 15mgs for 3 days and its terrible. I almost want to just keep taking the LEX.
Avatar n tn I'm of the opinion (based on the literature about how health care providers make errors) that diagnosing a person with a neurological disorder like ADHD should be done with both a thorough diagnostic interview and some objective data collection. The symptoms of ADHD can occur for many reasons, and ADHD in adults is highly likely to co-occur with anxiety and depression.
Avatar n tn u r ADHD for is a group of symptoms...but one way to rule this diagnosis out is when given the amphetamine type dugs/like ritilin or adderall/they feel the effects of hyperactivity..of nervousness and "a speed like high" if the child/or adult feels this way off the meds..either the med needs to be adjusted to a lower dosage..
Avatar n tn I'm on Pregabalin which has reduced the level of my suffering, but the cognitive problems remain. Ritalin treats these symptoms in attention deficit disorder (ADHD-PI). Is Ritalin ever prescribed to treat these symptoms in chronic pain?
Avatar f tn Both those medications can cause heart palpitations big time. I am not sure why you are on Ritalin, I thought that was for ADHD not depression but as far as the wellbutrin goes there are many other antidepressants you can take. I would certainly ask that my medication be changed.
Avatar n tn My son is 22 yrs old and he was diagnosed ADHD when he was small and he used to take Ritalin. He no longer takes ritalin. However, Aprox. 4 yrs. ago he was diagnosed with seizure disorder and started taking Depakote. Of course he was inquiring with the neurologist about something that would help him with focusing, concentration, and multitasking since he works and goes to school and sometimes he gets frustrated because I know he gets overwhelmed.
1523516 tn?1330047857 Ask your doc about upping the Ritalin slightly or trying the related alternatives, Concerta (a slow-release form of Ritalin) or Adderall. These are both amphetamine-type drugs, like Ritalin. Or ask him to try some other drug for fatigue. Keep at it til you find something that works, and good luck! Nancy (P.S. I don't have MS per the doctors, but I still have a lot of symptoms and no diagnosis of anything else.
Avatar f tn I'm happy when I'm not taking ritalin, but the second I sit down to study all I want to do is take some... and it does help, I am ADHD..
Avatar n tn ADHD tends to run in families and most adults don't realize they have it until they have a child that is diagnosed with it. About 60% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms after the age of 18....There is a lot of debate about the disorder being possibly underdiagnosed in adults, especially in women. The numbers are around 4-6% of adults are thought to have ADHD and only 1-3% are diagnosed...
1453183 tn?1287852619 I appreciate you taking a look at the study, but the problem is that they haven't tested the long term effects on the mental health of children with ADD / ADHD. And the tests done so far were done on rats not children, so your comment "The depressive effects were seen when normal kids were exposed to stimulants" is incorrect. How do we know that giving a child with ADD / ADHD ritalin will not cause them to be depressed over time?
Avatar f tn My son is 5yrs old and has adhd and odd. He is on Ritalin as well as Abilify. The Ritalin helps him be calm but he is constantly throwing temper tantrums at school. They are so bad I have to pick him up early almost everyday. Is there something else that I could do to help this issue?
707438 tn?1240963240 It's much more logical to assume that we have different levels of this disorder and some of us are able, for what ever reasons, to learn to control some of the symptoms. I do see the creative side of ADHD - it's very evident in my own family but I do want to say that there is an alarming number of people in the prison population who test positive for it - as high as 30%. I have also experienced this side firsthand. Best of luck.
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 m tn I am a male in my 20's with ADHD. A few years ago I tried Ritalin for a period. It worked very well for my symptoms but caused chest pain, pretty severe actually. (10 milligrams 2-4x/dy) I then tried Adderall. It also caused some minor and fleeting chest discomfort--but much less than Ritalin. However it caused my heart to really race and beat hard (at around 5 mg) in addition to insomnia. Like Ritalin, it also worked very well for my symptoms.
Avatar m tn He has been on resperidone for 11/2 week showing only ADHD and ODD symptoms. He is driving us crazy but not showing any signs of anger or aggression. We then introduced ADHD medication, guanfacine, evening only. Second day he started exhibiting more aggressive, angry behavior. I plan to call the Doctor on Monday, but wanted to know if anyone else had similar situation?