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Avatar f tn 5 mg for anxiety and worry and hx of headaches. He is 18 and has ADHD too. He has had severe insomnia since starting this and is supposed to go up to double the dose after 7 days. Is this normal during the inital phase? what is the best anti anxiety med for an 18 you male?
Avatar n tn Significantly lower levels of two omega-6 fatty acids and one omega-3 fatty acid (DHA) were found in the subjects with ADHD symptoms. In a 1995 study comparing plasma essential fatty acid levels in 53 boys with ADHD to a control group of 43 boys without ADHD, researchers found significantly lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids. In the April - May 1996 issue of Physiology & Behavior, Laura J.
Avatar m tn So, try to learn everything you can about add/adhd to help yourself. Not just the symptoms but read up on what things they do----- as there is much more than just meds. I would not ASK for any type of med. Doctors are well versed on what is available and when it is necessary. If you ASK for a drug by name, this is often the pattern of drug seeking that you speak of. There are some types of medications that are not controlled/stimulant and maybe they will feel this is best to try.
Avatar f tn hi i have a son who has adhd he is now 9 but i found out when he was 5 all children are nauty from time to time and age 4 they want to touch things and she may want to touch it again even though she has been told off for it, this doesnt mean she has adhd, adhd is a few other things like never sits still gets very bord quickly, concentration levels are not there, if u feel that she has these symptoms then go and see your doctor and they will get you help and tested good luck
602796 tn?1219877065 Every child tested for this has some symptoms. The key is in the degree and severity of it. Some children do have ADD/ADHD and need help. As a teacher, I have seen children medicated that did not need it and children NOT medicated that did need it. Teachers are certainly not doctors, but neither are mothers. Teachers are educated professionals capable of dealing with an active, spirited child on a daily basis. No teacher wants to see a lifeless child medicated beyond interaction.
Avatar n tn I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
Avatar n tn I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
Avatar m tn My 16 yr old son was just diagnosed with severe depression (all this time we thought it was ADHD)....the pyschiatrist started him on Cymbalta and 1/2 of a 2 mg Abilify......I am very scared about what I am reading about these two drugs......especially about coming off of them :-(......and so far I have only read that Abilify is only approved for teens with bipolar or schitzophrania. So far the dr has not answered my questions regarding the use of these two meds. I am very concerned!
Avatar f tn As a former Marine and a person diagnosed twice with ADHD, I know the difference.Someone with a disorder like ADHD/ADD doesn't have to be angry..Im not.But, i get very impatient, drive fast, never listen to the same song for more than 30 seconds, always flipping through channels and books, always asking questions about irrelevant things because i'm always thinking of 1000's of questions-that's how people knew I had ADHD.
Avatar m tn Typically hyper boys get noticed early in elementary school, but if you are intelligent - its easy to get overlooked. Lets start with ADHD symptoms. Here is a very straight forward list of symptoms - Now here is a more involved list that looks specifically at teenagers. I think that some of the behavioral and friendship parts will seem familiar.
Avatar f tn She has just got her learners permit, and I am so nervous driving with her, and cannot help, but worry what it is going to be like when she gets her license. Having a child with ADHD is challenging, having a teenager with ADHD is pure hell. Her anger issues have escilated and her social relationships continue to be negative. She is poor at relationship building. If it dosen't have the word"me" in the sentence, she is uninterested in anything.
Avatar m tn Patients and their families, however, should be evaluated fully and use other treatment methods in conjunction with medication. Because the symptoms of tic disorders overlap those of OCD and ADHD, it is essential to determine which symptoms are causing the greatest concern and impairment, and treat the patient according to the single diagnostic category that best fits him or her, whether it is a tic disorder, OCD, or ADHD.
Avatar f tn They can assess a person/child against a list of symptoms that are collectively named ADD/ADHD - for lack of much better understanding. When they test for the flu, they can list the symptoms and check them off (temp, ache, cough, etc), but they can also TEST for a virus and yes/no its there. But in medicine those symptoms alone can mean many things. Same for attention and hyperactivity. 2.
Avatar n tn Do you think he is getting enough sleep though? My teenagers seem to need a lot of sleep? Well ADHD would have been present from childhood, so if it is only the last 3 years it is more likely depression. Find the best psychiatrist you can, a GP will not do. There is a very good depression community here that can help him. My guess is if he is talking to you about it he is ready to do something/face it and I think you should take this very seriously. I wish him and you the very best.
598237 tn?1225647072 I am teacher's mother. 61 and ADHD. I benefit from medication but can't afford it now. She is also ADHD. There is a theory that this situation has a connection with L-dopa. My mother had Parkinson's, which is an L-dopa situation. I know others who had Parkinson's parents and ADHD children. More than a coincidence, I think. So, very much a biological situation. And genetic. NOT subjective at all.
Avatar f tn This includes what I've been told are executive function issues, symptoms that look like add/adhd, issues with social cues, inflexible, rigid, etc. Sound familiar? He's younger than your son, now in just the 5th grade. He's also a perfectionist with anxiety. He wants to do well so badly that he'll literally work himself into a frenzy. He puts a tremendous amount of pressure upon himself.
Avatar f tn I am obviously on a combination of medications but I am prescribed Modafinil for my ADHD symptoms, they won't even try usual ADHD medication as in my case the repercussions could be dangerous. I find this medication has really helped with my attention and concentration, as bi-polar and ADHD symptoms can overlap I'm realistic with what the medication can do in my case but it has certainly helped.
Avatar f tn I wanted to say, my son's Early Intervention Therapist (for Down syndrome) has a daughter who was diagnosed ADHD, and also my 11 yr old step daughter has also ADHD. The thing that stuck out at me was your son's defining symptom of "fuzziness". This struck me immediately because that is exactly how my EI (also my personal friend named Jenn) 's daughter describes how she feels when she hasn't taken her medication.
Avatar m tn Ten months ago, my heart starts beating all weird and I'd get this strange head rush feeling when it would stop (I already knew I had MVP, but never symptoms like this). I go to the Dr. who sends me to an arrthythmia specialist. Many tests later and 3 different doses of Cardizem CD after each one quit working, I felt like a hypochondriac telling him that it was still happening. Holter monitors didn't show much, ekgs were abnormal, stress test and echos were fine.
Avatar n tn I have seen several studies that show kids with lack of sleep show ADHD symptoms. Since she does like to read so much. Make sure she is not reading well into the night and thus losing sleep. Best wishes.
484698 tn?1208823583 Actually, I suspect the opposite to more likely be true - teenagers not taking the proper medication often self-medicate using alcohol and other drugs simply because they feel so rotten. I wonder - is this one of the reasons the suicide rate is so high in this age group? The daughter of a friend of mine took a SSRI medication for approximately five years and her doctor insisted that this child undergo many blood tests to see if "any damage had occurred".
Avatar f tn It doesn't help any that it's quite popular these days for teenagers to feign these symptoms - I couldn't even begin to tell you how many kids my daughter goes to school with claim to have been cutting themselves (to find that it's only marker) or who constantly use suicide threats to manipulate their friends or discuss violent/morbid ideas - even kids who claim to hear voices.
702147 tn?1289835970 lungs looked good on x-ray, but he could hear something and with her other symptoms wanted her to see a heart doctor. With grandparents history on her dad's side, we agreed. Echo showed fluid around heart. Breathing test showed her lungs only functioning at 83%. What we are really wondering if the Strattera is doing just the opposite and are we giving her something that is causing her damage? The heart doctor is sending us to children's heart doctor and a lung doctor.
Avatar f tn There is increasing evidence that bipolar disorder is inherited and is genetic. Of course stressors may worsen the onset of any disability. And childhood trauma may be one of the root causes of borderline personality disorder although there may be some genetic factors. And post traumatic stress disorder is of course a reaction to something horrific and traumatic in nature.
Avatar n tn Could he have Asperger's? He has many symptoms through his life, but has a good imagination, loves novels, and can understand the characters in the novel. ....I think he can relate them to himself eg Harry Potter. He could read at 3 years and is always tops in maths. He was never and independent child when it cam to self care and needs a lot of help too learn how to hold cutlery,open a can, throw a ball.
Avatar f tn Hopefully, you still are checking out this site. First, he does have many of the symptoms of ADHD- check out symptoms here - And if he does have ADHD, it is possible that he gets so involved in doing something that he doesn't get to the bathroom in time. That is somewhat common. The playing with it is kind of unusual.
Avatar f tn More than 500,000 children and adolescents in America are now taking antipsychotic drugs, according to a September 2009 report by the Food and Drug Administration. Their use is growing not only among older teenagers, when schizophrenia is believed to emerge, but also among tens of thousands of preschoolers. A Columbia University study recently found a doubling of the rate of prescribing antipsychotic drugs for privately insured 2- to 5-year-olds from 2000 to 2007.
Avatar n tn Would you consider the above behavior typical for a 7 year old boy or could he possibly have symptoms of ADDHD?
16202199 tn?1446067125 FT3 is the test that correlates best with symptoms, so it's not surprising she has acquired an array of hypo symptoms. Unfortunately, her TSH is good. I say "unfortunately" because many doctors are fixated on TSH and won't treat until it goes out of range. I think she would be best starting meds with her symptoms. You are using the correct term. There are two antibodies that, when elevated, indicate Hashi's.
Avatar m tn Double Vision Square Wave Jerks Bradycardia Hair Loss Dizziness Numbness/reduced sensations in Tongue, feet, neck Difficulty Swallowing (Comes and goes) Brain fog/speech issues (come and goes) Chest burning, (comes and goes) Sleeping issues Waking up with an internal Tremor that decreases with activity Headaches/Migraines (off/on my whole life) that increase in pain after eating sugar Frequent Urination/Urgency (off/on for several years) Anxiety issues (several panic attacks in the last 9 mon