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... First, let me give you my credentials. My wife and I have no children. ... (5 replies)
... I personally don't buy into the if stimulants calm you down then you must be ADD theory. ... (2 replies)
... get up and do something. I'm a little concerned this might mean that I don't have ADD because it's supposed to make me calmer, right? ... (0 replies)

... Well I think that there are a lot of people diagnosed with ADHD who don't actually have it. And doctors are the ones that say if you have ADHD it'll calm you and if you don't it'll be like speed. I know that it does calm me down, and for MOST people with ADHD stimulants do calm them down. ... (12 replies)
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Jan 6, 2005
... Yes it is a good suggestion but, I have tried this i went down 5 mg of what i take and it doesnt even effect me, and yes they do calm me down. I can controll myself very well but i always feel like running or jumping around. ... (7 replies)
... ew years later, stress packing on about forty pounds and she started to go on crazy crash diets, excersizing obsessively, and spiraling into depression. She made me be her diet buddy, calling me fat, pudgy, and round so I would do it with her. ... (2 replies)
... earthshaking solutions. I can recommend you talk to the doctor about replacing Vyvanase with Strattera. My own experience with Strattera wasn't great. It made me so nauseous that I could hardly function some days, and it made me so sleepy I was often afraid to drive. I'm told that these side effects are uncommon. ... (4 replies)
Jul 10, 2005
... All drugs react differently in different people. Some people need stimulants to calm them down, and some people are STIMULATED with stimulants. I can sleep like a baby after drinking strong black tea, but coffee will keep me up all night. ... (1 replies)
... I tend to recommend against days off. Although common wisdom seems to contradict me in this case, I have found that I need several days of Adderall to get the full effect, and a day off leaves me with less overall effect for days afterward. ... (3 replies)
... From my understanding, stimulants help those with ADHD reduce the hyperactivity part. As in, it gives them the opposite effect and calms them down. ... (3 replies)
... ADHD is the result of too little activity in the "management" area of the brain. Stimulants increase activity in this area, which leads to greater control over other areas of the brain. ... (4 replies)
... doses a day. He said to take 2 in the morning and 1 in the arvo. I've been on this stuff for a week now.. and i don't know if its just me but i feel depressed on i'll have crying spells for no reason? ... (5 replies)
... Antidepressants made my ADHD son extemely manic. It took a few weeks for him to settle back down. So, hang in there. If the stimulants are making his behavior worse, you might want to consider tapering those off as well. See what the OT has to say. ... (11 replies)
... he was speeding so hard, she was panicking and went totally off. She was crying and screeming and tripping out. They had to give her something at the hospital to calm her down. A lot of kids thinks this is all fun to do but don't realize that this can kill them if they take too much or if they are allergic to it. ... (4 replies)
... It seems to me that this board is only about add. I need advice on ADHD. My son exhibits more of the hyperactivity. ... (2 replies)
Nov 8, 2005
... The ADHD behavior could be picked up from his other home. Do you think the dad has ever slipped him some meds as a control method? I'm just putting that out there, because I used to know a woman who would give her kids cold meds with antihistamines(would calm them down/make them sleepy) in them just to get a break from having to deal with them! I used to think that was... (10 replies)
... The Strattera wasn't exactly the best when it came to concentration, though it did help me sit down and take lecture notes throughout the entire duration. I think it may have exacerbated my emotions as well. ... (11 replies)
... I know that progressive relaxation and creative visualization work to calm and relax children. Teachers have often told me that the children who are the most active, respond best to these techniques. ... (15 replies)
... Feeling slightly low energy now. No stimulants today except the CF in the morning. Been reading most of the day. Overcast is somewhat bothersome. Still a little spaced out. OK. ... (2 replies)
... The reason I ask this, is that stimulants tend to have the 'robot' or 'zombie' effect on children. ... (2 replies)

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