Reduce adhd symptoms without drugs

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1388785 tn?1279770764 If you want - just click on the ADHD in blue at the top of this page and get a list of symptoms for ADHD and that might be helpful to you. Best wishes.
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 f tn Are there any diets that help control the adhd so that I can reduce the amount of drugs taken?
Avatar f tn In broad terms, stimulant medications (such as adderall) frequently reduce the severity of symptoms of ADHD. These medications have been studied for decades, and established as a generally safe and effective means of managing symptoms. However, stimulants are far from perfect. Many times people have to try more than one stimulant to find one that works well and has tolerable side effects. A psychiatrist can help you decide if medication is indicated.
Avatar f tn Have you tried Strattera for the ADHD because, unfortunately, most other medications that help the symptoms of ADHD are stimulants and will exaserbate the symptoms of BP.Good luck with your quest. I'm still trying to get the balance right myself.
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 f tn s, I can tell you that it will be a bit of a challenge to find the right drugs. For many Autistic people, common drugs can have the opposite effect. My advice is to give it a trial run for month or two (some drugs take that long to get working and the body needs to adjust) and see how it goes. As for tardive dyskinesia, I never had that until I was prescribed Haldol. I wouldn't recommend it along with Adderal, Wellbutrin, or Ritalin due to there poor effectiveness on the autistic brain.
Avatar m tn Sounds like it could just be a run of the mill teenager on drugs. All of his symptoms could stem from his drug use. Take him to the doctor if he is on ADHD meds...good luck.
Avatar n tn I am not sure how she combats the ADHD without it. I am a Health insurance biller for a Dr. office and worked at our county hospital as a biller and my best suggestion to you is to go to your local Social Services office and see if you qualify for medical insurance. I know it is hard to do that and it may make you feel uncomfortable or like you are using the system but that is what it is there for. Especially now adays we are practically in a depression and the healthcare system is terrible.
550611 tn?1214952010 Hi There, I was diagnosed adhd a few years ago. Last spring I was put on levothyroxine because my TSH test came back high. It is now just under the lab's standard so the Dr. will not look more closely at my thyroid. I am still so tired all of the time though, even when I am taking my adderall. Does anyone know if the adderall could be messing with my test results and making it appear as though I have better results?
1541754 tn?1294331420 The drug in cigarette smoke, Nicotine,is a stimulant drug kind of like Dexedrine. So smoking is a way for people with ADHD to self-medicate their symptoms. Like Dexedrine, the nicotine you inhale in tobacco smoke makes you feel better; for example more alert and focussed and "calm" - less anxious, restless and impulsive and so on.
Avatar f tn The question concerns a boy who shows seizure like ADHD symptoms which last a certain time and then completely resume. In good phases he can sit down and read a book for 30 minutes or work on school work, is nice to talk to, has behavior control. Once he is in the other stage he will make funny noises, talks like a maniac, can't sit still, loses all his manners, insults people, can't concentrate on anything, very sensitive to sounds, can't control himself.
Avatar f tn My depression seems to be helped a little bit on this drug but my ADHD symptoms are out of hand! Btw, most antidepressants don't work for me & this one seems to be slowly helping. So I don't want to change the Manerix. Just ADHD drugs by themselves don't help the depression.
Avatar n tn If ADHD goes undiagnosed till adulthood what are some of the symptoms? Can depression be one? Can Bipolar be one? Is addictive personality a symptom of any one of these?
Avatar f tn He has been diagnosed with Tourettes syndrome, OCD, ADHD, and has Sensory issues. He has been on several different drugs since he was 5 1/2. None have helped with his symptoms and we have decided to take him off of everything. He was taking 100mg Zoloft, 30mg Zyprexa, 200 mg Vistiril, and .1mg Clonidine daily. We successfully got him off of the Zoloft, and have gotten him down to 3.
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 n tn t sleep and always showing more and more the symptoms of ODD, ADHD and IED at school and at home. The doctor wanted to start a mood stabilizer but I don't want him on anything that will make him gain weight or turn into a zombie.
Avatar m tn I am so sorry you are feeling this way. Doctors like to put people on drugs for ADD and ADHD and Bipolar. They don't do all the work they should do. Belive me . There are many who are told they have ADD OR ADHD OR BIPOLAR. But they don't . A good Doctor will run blood work and send you out for a EEG Sleep deprived. Some people act out and have a hard time with things because they are having Seizures and don't even know they are having them.
Avatar m tn Does this sound like it could be a behaviour relating to ADHD? As i said he does display many symptoms of adhd...disorganised, forgetfull, temper tantrums, easily distracted, struggles at school, is diruptive in class, clumsy, fidgety etc.... but i do feel that this innapropriate behaviour towards others is the thing that is causing misery in all our lives at the moment...my son included!
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.
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 f tn The side effect of these drugs my son took can cause Seizures and now I wish I had never let me son Teacher push us into taken him to the Doctors and getting him on drugs. The drugs can damge there liver there heart also. The Doctors also wouldn't ever think of doing a EEG ,and I think they should to make sure that everything is ok with the brain. Try giving him Vitamin B6 and Omega 3-6-9 These are good for the brian and also Childrens Multivitamin.
Avatar n tn Impacted bowels, as well as many other conditions that may or may not be behavioral related, are teachable and trainable, without the use of ADHD labels and the associated legalized drug dealers behind the movement. Just a matter of parenting, similar to dog training.
Avatar n tn i have a 4yr old she was diagnosed with adhd and she has been taking adderol for almost a yr now and it hasnot work sence the begining. now her doctor want to go from 1/2 pill in am and 1/2 pill in pm to 1 whole pill in am and 2 pills in pm. i refuse because she sees things that arent there when she was taking 1whole ill before. now im scared to give her more because we had so much trouble in the begining. and i dont know wht to do.