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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.
1367899 tn?1278121440 My sister and I started a blog on Adderall to learn more about the medication along with alternative and complementary ADHD treatment options. Any feedback from users of Adderall or Adderall XR would be greatly appreciated. Topics to be added this week on http://Adderall.org How is Adderall XR different from Adderall? [Adderall vs. Adderall XR] What is Adderall? How to Make Adderall: [Adderall Background Information] What are the best Adderall and ADHD books?
Avatar f tn Can I treat these issues without drugs? The drugs make me so tired and I get very vitamin deficient quickly and have already been diagnosed with Osteopenia at 32. I already have started lifestyle changes - such as changing diet, elevating bed etc. Can I fix this without drugs?
Avatar m tn Prozac and ...
Avatar f tn A BP should not be on ANY drug without an MS if you read the literature on the illness - Anti Depressants, ADHD, Steroids, NSAIDS, herbal supplements, vitamins and even some cold and flu meds can cause hypomania and mania and it amazes me that doctors prescribe drugs to Bipolars without a mood stabiliser in place, or it would if it was not so depressingly common. Is this doctor a psychiatrist or not? If not see one please.
Avatar f tn There are Natural Remedies out there put it into the search Engine, I found an interesting Article which states, Food supplement treatment of ADHD may be of Equal efficacy to Ritalin treatment. All children and especially those with learning difficulties. benefit from a multi vitamin-mineral supplement with anti oxcidents ,BCompex and VitaminC. for further interesting information, regarding this and the overuse of stimulant Drugs, Put in' Breggin.
Avatar n tn is this truth or can their be treatment to override his years of adhd drugs,or is he perminently effected by this misdiagnosis.
1274559 tn?1284132218 I am wondering why you need to have medicine for ADHD? can you handle ADHD without medicine??? I mean is the Medicine necessary?
Avatar m tn I found out that my son was having Seizures after we out him on drugs for add,adhd and will not ever put him or tell any one to use those drugs again. The side effetcs to the drugs are seizures and some people who have add or adhd or even bipolar or all of them really have seizures. and not all seizures can be seen. take care and god bless ,let me know if you need to talk.
Avatar m tn my 11 yoa son has been tried concerta, vynase, addrall all of these caused face tics and worsen ADHD to the point of crying and shaking. he was put on stattera which seemed to be the wonder drug, but it peaks out early. while at school that leaves about 4 hours for problems. its as if hes taking nothing at all after first 5 hours. our doctor has added intuniv. can i get another proffesional opinion about the mixture or these two medications.
Avatar n tn Such medications should be used only as treatment for a diagnosed condition such as ADHD. Amphetamine use can adversely influence heart rate and blood pressure and should only be used with a doctor's guidance. It may be that you display Inattentive-type ADHD and that the condition has never been diagnosed. Please discontinue use of the Adderall. If you think you should be evaluated for ADHD, do so.
1114793 tn?1258730647 Working with a child with ADHD is vastly different then dealing with a child without ADHD. Until the child can be properly diagnosed, you can't figure out the proper treatment. And to think that a child of 6 or 7 is going to be able to read the same paragraph 8 times before they understand it, is perhaps a bit unrealistic. I do agree that, there are dangers in the meds that might be used for treatment.
Avatar f tn First, I can find no indication that risperdal is indicated for ADHD. " In 2006, the FDA approved risperidone for the treatment of irritability in children and adolescents with autism.[6] The FDA's decision was based in part on a study of autistic people with severe and enduring problems of violent meltdowns, aggression, and self-injury; risperidone is not recommended for autistic people with mild aggression and explosive behavior without an enduring pattern.
Avatar n tn Good morning and welcome.Your posts will really help people that are wondering what life without drugs will be like.About the weekend boredom,what kinds of things are you interested in? When I started using hydro,I isolated myself from family and friends.I loved being alone.now I find the need to Get A Life!lol I have thought about everything from going bowling to rollerskating.Anything to meet others.I think someone told you to start out small.Choose one thing you may enjoy and go for it.
Avatar n tn Phenylpropanolamine Acutrim® Decongestant / allergies, sinusitis, asthma Amphetamine Adderall® CNS stimulant / ADHD This includes dextroamphetamine and amphetamine / dextroamphetamine combinations.
Avatar m tn medical students showed, over 12 weeks, that those who received high-dose omega-3 fatty acids (2,496 mg once daily providing 2,085 mg EPA and 348 mg DHA), had a 20% reduction in anxiety symptoms compared to those receiving placebo treatment. Treated students also had a 14% decrease in a marker of inflammation (stimulated IL-6 production) (Kiecolt-Glaser, Brain Behav Immun 2011).
Avatar n tn It could be the Drugs causing his exposive behavior,, obviously speak to you doctor ,is there any way you would try him without anything ? perhaps wean him off slowly and see how he is, it does sound as if he has been on a lot of the powerful ones.
Avatar n tn Oppositional Defiant Disorder is not usually seen alongside ADHD but, at the same time, ADHD often is associated with other conditions such as ODD. With most children and teens who display ODD, the main symptom that might be targeted with medication is anger. Now, the Wellbutrin she receives is an antidepressant that can be useful in treating anger.
Avatar n tn These were very scary and very tiring as I would have these without any notice, day or night, at work, a store, at at home. I sought treatment again, and was place on paxil as well as xanax for the attacks, and having Post Tramatic Stress Disorder. I have been on the Paxil for 5 months now and have noticed some angry outbursts coming back into the swing of things as well as starting alot of things and not finishing them, I quit my job, having problems just keeping up with things.
Avatar n tn What is the effect of a stimulant on ADHD. For instance, it seems to me that ADD/ADHD are disorders caused by overstimulation, rather than understimulation. Therefore the use of Dexadrine to treat ADD or ADHD would only worsen the problem; although it is obvious that it is a very good treatment. To sum my question up: What is the actual neurological effect of the stimulants, in particular, Dexadrine?
Avatar n tn i want to know which drugs are not advicable for hepatitis b patients. and also if one goes through the hapatitis b treatment successfully, how long will one live before he dies. i also want to know if a hepatitis b patient can marry and have children without endegering the lifes of his wife and kids.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD at th age of 2, although never tested. He has been on medicatiopn ever since. He has been seeing the same psychiatrist for 7 years and all he seems to do is prescribe more meds. He is currently taking Ritalin, Clonidine, Tofranil, and now Depakote and that has been increased to 1000 mg a day. He is not sleeping at night at all and has been falling asleep in class. His teacher doesn't seem to understand , his Dr. doesn't either I guess.
Avatar n tn My son has been on prescription drugs for ADHD for a while. I am very concerned about the long term side effects. Are there any real herbal medicines that help? I am really not interested in continuing to drug him, please help!
Avatar n tn Unfortunately it is the psychologists who are quickest to prescribe drugs for ADD. These drugs are very dangerous and the long-term effect is not fully known. I had a very lively daughter who could not sit still in class. I resisted intervention. There was nothing wrong with her. You have to look at the whole child, not just the child in a school setting. As it happened my daughter hated school. She found it boring and looked for ways to liven it up.
Avatar f tn Compare the drugs Vynase to Intuniv- VS Adderal XR( I know that Adderal XR is a stimulant drug) Please advise as my son has been on Adderal XR since age 5 now 12, how long can a stimulant drug be used? Without Adderal XR his life is miserable for him ( I do not care about myself but what is best for the child) although he it better able to control impulse activity ,hyperactivity and aggressiveness but when medication wears off life get hard to manage.
Avatar f tn However, as you noted, such a supplement is not a direct treatment of ADHD and would not be expected to reduce or ameliorate symptoms of ADHD.
Avatar n tn REFERRING TO MY QUESTION PREVIOUSLY, THE ONLY ANSWER FOR THIS MOTHER SEEMS TO BE DRUGS FOR ADHD AND ADD BECAUSE THIS CHILD HAS NOT EVEN BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A CONDITION WHEN ITS CLEARLY OBVIOUS THAT SHE HAS ONE. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS A GENE TEST THAT WOULD CONFIRM IF THE CHILDS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE GENETICALLY TRANSFERRED.