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Avatar f tn Hello, Is there anyone, I mean anyone, out there that has rhythmic movement disorder? I have been violently thrashing my body and head, laterally while asleep or mostly somewhat asleep since I can remember. I am 30 now. It use to consume maybe an hour or two a night but now it is getting drastically worse. I find myself doing it or am told that I, "rock", 4-5 hours a night.
521840 tn?1348844371 A Common Source of Treatable Problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has generally been considered largely a disability of childhood, one that many people expect to leave behind as they grow to adulthood. Most of us think of ADHD as primarily a child’s problem that interferes with progress at school. We often picture hyperactive little boys with behavior problems.
535822 tn?1443980380 About 29 million prescriptions were written last year in the United States for Ritalin and similar drugs to treat attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, 23 million of them for children. While kids around the country are popping them like candy, few parents know the very real risks associated with these psychotropic medications such as: A 2005 study showed that Ritalin and other stimulant drugs given to children might increase their risk of cancer later in life.
Avatar f tn absence seizure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, may be outgrown by the time the child reaches puberty to early adulthood. For now, medications should control the symptoms and psychosocial support can tame the manifestations of adhd as well. Regards and God bless...
378273 tn?1262101221 Ohhh, that's not a funny thing for him to say to a patient who is expressing difficulty in getting his attention. As Jerry mentioned, this Aspirin is very important for you to take since you are not on Coumadin. With Afib, you are at an increased risk for stroke due to clots from the atria fibrillating. If you are not already taking it, and don't have any reason that you can't take it...Don't wait on this Dr who seems to have ADD, just start on your own. Happy Holidays to you too!
Avatar m tn There was also a 40 percent rise in drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with the increase for girls, at 63 percent, rising faster than for boys, at 33 percent. And ADHD drug use rose in among 15 to 19 year olds, an age group for which use typically declines as teenagers are taken off the meds. That may be a sign that ADHD drugs are being used more as stimulants to help teens keep up with schoolwork or for recreational use, Cox posits.
Avatar n tn I'm not stupid, I'm actually a lot smarter than a lot of students out there. I have attention deficit disorder by the way, I know thats not an excuse and I don't like telling people I have it, but it seriously has discouraged me a lot from school and succeeding to a potential I know I have.. Does anyone have any advice? Is there any news on Medical Assistants getting into Nursing school? It's frustrating. Because I know a lot and I'm a fast learner.
7157455 tn?1393307449 Or is it more likely we don’t want to take the time to understand these children? If you or someone you know has a child that has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chances are the child is actually just fine. At least this is what the “father” of ADHD, Leon Eisenberg, would presumably say if he were still alive.
Avatar f tn the antipsychotic Risperdal, the antidepressant Prozac, two sleeping medicines and one for attention-deficit disorder. All by the time he was 3. He was sedated, drooling and overweight from the side effects of the antipsychotic medicine. Although his mother, Brandy Warren, had been at her “wit’s end” when she resorted to the drug treatment, she began to worry about Kyle’s altered personality. “All I had was a medicated little boy,” Ms. Warren said. “I didn’t have my son.
Avatar m tn If someone finds it difficult to pay attention or feels somewhat hyperactive, “Attention-deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder” has those symptoms right there in its name. It’s an easy, catch-all phrase, which saves time for doctors to boot. But can we really lump all these people together? What if there are other things causing people to feel distracted? I don’t deny that we, as a population, are more distracted today than we ever were before.
Avatar f tn but i've got a chemical embalance now and been diagnosed as bipolar and attention deficit disorder, too. my psychiatrist told me last month that mentally im getting worse and maxed my med. abilify. should i get a second oppinion and another mri of my brain and see if it has gotten worse or am i worrying too much?
12773 tn?1328916786 Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!! Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
Avatar n tn Persistent Insomnia can be caused by Medical Conditions, allergies, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, rheumatologic conditions, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and some of the drugs that treat them.
Avatar n tn Ted Hoffman, after discussing background and my personal diagnosis as a parent from the reading that I have done (Bipolar Disorder Type Two, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabled, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Dr. Hoffman said that it was unfortunate that Brandon responded poorly to Abilify because the dopamine is what he needs for his condition, but since this caused a Dystonic Reaction he will have to work around this with different medications. Dr.
967168 tn?1477588089 Examples include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD has symptoms that overlap with bipolar disorder. For this reason, bipolar disorder can be difficult to differentiate from ADHD. Sometimes one is mistaken for the other. In some cases, a person may be diagnosed with both conditions. Addiction or substance abuse. Many people with bipolar disorder also have alcohol or drug problems.
Avatar n tn Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today directed the manufacturers of all drug products approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to develop Patient Medication Guides to alert patients to possible cardiovascular risks and risks of adverse psychiatric symptoms associated with the medicines, and to advise them of precautions that can be taken.
Avatar n tn You may have an attention deficit disorder or some other problem....I am not a doctor, so mine is just a guess....get to a doctor for a full diagnosis. I wish you peace.
1702133 tn?1327268354 He had been taking 54 mg of the drug daily for about one year for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and was not taking any other medications. The priapism would resolve after he took his medication. Treatment with extended-release methylphenidate was continued because the product worked well in controlling his ADHD. The patient did not appear to have any sexual dysfunction when he remembered to take his medication. Priapism is not labeled in the Canadian product monograph.
250084 tn?1303311035 Methamphetamine is available with a prescription for obesity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and narcolepsy, but crystal meth is a street drug, made in illegal labs by chemically altering over-the-counter drugs. Making crystal meth usually involves reducing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, found in cold and allergy medicine.
322138 tn?1306246734 check out www.chadd.org for much information on ADD. Also, Sari Solden's book "Women With Attention Deficit Disorder" is a great book for women. Your life is just beginning with the diagnosis. You must se a psychiatrist for proper medication treatment. Stan Kapuchinski, M.D.
Avatar m tn wow all those symptoms are the same symptoms for parasitic worms
Avatar n tn //www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.
Avatar n tn It is not unusual for children with interesting migraine variants such as the one your child appears to have by your descriptions to be misdiagnosed with a wide variety of illnesses, especially attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or learning disability, since the migraines often happen while the child is in school and manifest themselves only as confusion or other mental aberrations which teachers interpret as a lack of attention.
199177 tn?1490502134 Childhood lead exposure has been linked with anti-social behavior, lower IQ, attention deficits, hyperactivity and weak executive control functions, all of which are risk factors for future delinquent behavior (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, in particular, is a risk factor for adult criminal behavior). Studies have also related sales of leaded gasoline or high atmospheric lead levels with criminal behavior.
649926 tn?1297661380 I'm extremely lucky that my insurance pays. Anyway, Strattera is a medication (approved) for attention-deficit disorder, not anything specifically like energy or "cog fog." I just asked my doctor to try it on the theory that since one ADD med had helped me so much (for a time), perhaps another one would too.
Avatar f tn New guidelines issued by the United Kingdom's two top health institutes state that drugs should be the last resort in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In children under five they say drugs should never be used. The guidelines state that the drug Ritalin has no proven benefit in children under five but can in fact have dangerous side effects.
Avatar f tn The people who can't get those approved by their insurance often go to the next group - the drugs that are rx'd for attention deficit disorder (ADD). I believe that includes ritalin and adderal. Be sure to throw that out as an option to your doctors but be sure to do it in a way that doesn't sound like you are drug seeking. The obvious answer here is the one you don't want to face and admit - stop doing those 18 hour days.
1225331 tn?1333369369 ANA isn't a be-all, end-all test we are sometimes led to believe. The good news is that a rheumy who suspects an AI inflammatory condition could initiate basic treatment based on suspicions without naming a specific diagnostic code. Do you remember I starting seeing a rheumy last year when I had a huge inflammatory flare with migratory red, swollen, painful joint spaces?