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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 f tn When he grows up he can decide on his own if he wants to jeopardize his mental and physical health using all those drugs you are giving him. I had severe ADHD when I was your son's age but I managed to get good grades once in High School. Consider getting your children off those drugs and a good diet before you make his symptoms permanent.
Avatar n tn 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 n tn to get another doctor to give you an opinion, insure that the tics are eliminated and minimize the ADHD symptoms. If by reducing the dosage, you accomplished the elimination of the tics and he is still paying attention and behaving, you accomplised 2 of your 3 goals. Good luck.
1324942 tn?1274875953 one... ADHD makes us very resistand to drugs and alcohol. 3. Its completely normal having issues in a relationship, but remember that most of the time we are the problem, not them. So you have to change and take grip of things..... I do not say that everything is our fault, but you, and you alone can do something with your frustration, donĀ“t expect that the world will change for you (would be great though)! 4.
Avatar n tn You have to make sure that your weight gain is fat gain or water retention, if in fact, your caloric intake is as low as you think. Its impossible to gain real fat without an excess of calories so be sure that you are counting everything. The other explanation is that the emotions of withdrawal sometimes lead you to change of your regular habits, i.e. caloric expenditure. Have you been exercising less or been sedentary more.
Avatar f tn Because I don't know what I would have done if I WASN'T on ADHD medication as a child. I've gone without them before, and the change is night and day. It wasn't a simple, quick and easy fix though. I had to go through a ton of meds, and still, every once in a while my prescription needs to be tweaked or changed. The only advice I can give to parents who might read this... Don't be afraid to get a second opinion, or ask questions if you don't understand.
147426 tn?1317269232 areas of the brain, it is not always possible to make a specific correlation between what is seen on the MRI scan and the patient's clinical signs and symptoms. In addition, with advancing age (probably over age 50), there are often small areas seen on MRI in healthy people that resemble MS but are actually related to the aging process, and are of no clinical significance." http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?
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 used to spend the whole evening exercising 5-6 days a week in my mid-20s back in college without ever getting any symptoms such as these. But, now in my early 50's I come down with flu-like symptoms even with a mild weight workout--but no problems with walking for 40-50 minutes uphill to break a mild sweat. My internist Dr.'s response has been: "I don't know what to say!
Avatar n tn and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects! While researching an answer to all of the awful symptoms I experienced during my Paxil withdrawal, I was unable to find any medical resources listing Paxil as a source of these particular symptoms we all experience. Guess where I kept finding my search results directing me to? Heroin withdrawal.
Avatar n tn Not sure if it is one of the drugs or all of them together that work. Without methadone for the pain, living would be impossible at this point. I have had no side affects with it just a relief of horrible pain. I have bulging discs and osteoarthritis and the avascular necrosis. The hip pain has been the worst of what I have experienced. The Dr's tell me having my hips replaced will cure most of the pain. I am now bone on bone , no cartiledge with cysts.
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 f tn I stopped taking them on Friday and started to have anxiety for no reason and a sense of hopelessness as I was still dealing with pain and tremors and feeling that my doctor did not believe all my previous work up and symptoms. My symptoms worsened over the next couple days that included muscle cramps in weird areas such as the back of my skull, the knee cap, my neck, and my heels.
Avatar n tn Get plenty of exercise and try yoga and meditation. Both Yoga and TM (meditation have been shown to reduce symptoms in recent studies. I would also get a coach or someone else to help keep you on track as much as possible. And try to enjoy the pregnancy and get rest...you will need it!!! "In conclusion, there are not enough data on use of stimulant medications in pregnancy to allow definitive conclusions about their reproductive safety.
Avatar m tn Cannabis (marijuana), alcohol, relaxation, playing a sport, or concentrating on an enjoyable task are also reported to reduce the severity and frequency of symptoms. Tics are the core symptom shared by transient tic disorder, chronic motor or vocal tic disorder, and Tourette's disorder. It is the severity and course that distinguishes these disorders from one another. The age of onset for these disorders is between two and 15 years.
544292 tn?1268886268 Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here. The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose).
Avatar m tn You definitely are correct. Concerta and all the other stim drugs are not cures for ADHD and have never been given as a cure. Unfortunately, due to uninformed, too busy, or lazy (?) doctors and parents - it has been treated as the 'cure" - and the child never has learned coping skills. Here is a good link to help you with diet ideas - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn Speaking of medication - non of the meds your son is taking are for ADHD. But ADHD and SIDS also have very common symptoms. Hope some of this helps. I will be glad to try and answer any other questions. But please check out our SIDS site - it is very, very good.
5115395 tn?1363814918 Have you thought about therapy? Sounds like you like the drugs, but they don't cure, they just treat symptoms, and apparently untreated you are able to go about your life. Given that, perhaps the best thing is to try and get to the bottom of this and learn to relax rather than always turning to medicate yourself -- these drugs are not a picnic, though they are sometimes necessary. You also might want to get your thyroid checked -- sometimes there's a physiological basis for this.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Valerian may also help children who have problems falling asleep and may reduce anxiety and improve sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). How much to take Adults can take 450 to 600 mg per day. Check with a doctor about dosing for children. Words to the wise Valerian often causes headaches and upset stomach. It is not clear whether this herb is safe to use during pregnancy, as it has not been studied for this use.
Avatar n tn I have realized that there are a lot of people new to this forum who have a knowledge of natural ways to manage the symptoms of ADHD. I have a son, age 7, one of 4, who has ADHD. He has been taking fish oil for over a year now. We have stuck to the feingold diet to the best of our ability. Neither of these have been enough to curb his behavior. We have ALWAYS corrected inappropriate behavior immediatly and consistantly.
Avatar f tn I am currently withdrawing from Oxycontin and am going through terrible withdrawl symptoms.... Is there any OTC drug or any other ideas that would reduce the symptoms...I need to get off Oxy and would appreciate any help. Currently very ill....
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 Pexeva is the same drug as Paxil, just like alprazolam is the same as xanax. Generic drugs are no different than the brand name drugs except for inactive ingredients. Patents on drugs are similar to music. If you change the tone of one beat, it is not considered copyright infringement. So with Pexeva and Paxil the only difference is an inactive salt that is part of the active ingredient (paroxetine).
Avatar f tn If you google the website of the manufacturer of the beta blocker you're on it will probably give you contraindications. That being said, the two drugs don't work on the same things, so my guess is the answer will be nobody knows -- mainly because marijuana has been illegal and therefore not as well studied for interactions as legal substances.
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external world....in other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Avatar f tn I was first diagnosed with ADD/ADHD in 7th grade.... My doctors started me out on Ritalin (SP?) the drug worked wonders for my attention and drive, literally wonders. But after about a month or two the side affects were just way to harsh...lost all motivation to eat, lost the ability to get an erection, developed insomnia...
Avatar f tn I desperately need advice on how to reduce or cope with the withdrawal symptoms from detoxing off of amphetamines and ephedrine. For months I have been taking very high doses of ADHD medication, Bronkaid, caffeine, and other misc over the counter sport / health supplements which also contain high doses of ephedrine, caffeine, etc. The dosage I'm currently taking is enough to give a horse a heart attack! Im at my breaking point where I cant take the dependence anymore.
Avatar m tn He'd grown weary of treating his patients' symptoms, and wanted to get to the bottom of the problem. As it turns out, the scientific literature is actually replete with information telling us that, yes, diet plays a crucial role in brain function. He says: "What we've crystallized it down to now, in essence, is that diets that are high in sugar and carbohydrates, and similarly diets that are low in fat, are devastating to the brain.