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... eady on a high dose of Adderall XR and I felt we should at least look at the possibility before going to a higher dose or stronger medication. My son has been on stimulants since 5 and we just switched from Adderall XR to Concerta. ... (5 replies)
... and is the same exact way, however, after the numerous conferences with our son's teacher I think he realized something had to be done, I did not want our son on stimulants again, so I decided to put him on Straterra, he does very well on this medication. ... (5 replies)
... You're doing the "jumping through hoops" game. You should plan on 6 months of this nonsense until they are ready to give you something that works. It would have been better for you to have known the game first. My own thoughts, the non-stimulants are way harder on the body then amphetamines. People have been trying to find the dirt on amphetamines for 50 years, and are still... (5 replies)

... Unfortunately, your options for non-stimulants are limited. Strattera has worked well for some, and Wellbutrin is sometimes considered a second line treatment for ADHD, each are worth a try. As for jittery, it's possible that your dosing was just too high, if you haven't already, try talking to your doctor about smaller doses to see how you react. (12 replies)
... Hello, I have adult ADD and have tried Concerta and Adderall with no success. These drugs made me very jittery and my heart race. I am going to the DR and would like some suggestions of meds that might work and that I could talk to them about. Anyone out there had any luck with non-stimulants? Thanks in advacne!!! (12 replies)
... Most people who have made the choice to medicate their children with stimulants have been told that these medications have little to no side effects. ... (6 replies)
... Most people who have made the choice to medicate their children with stimulants have been told that these medications have little to no side effects. ... (40 replies)
... This is unfortunately misunderstood by many, especially since abuse of these drugs has become prevalent, and a healthy brain responds to stimulants by becoming... Well, overestimated. For people without this chemical imbalance, such meds practically induce the very symptoms they're meant to soothe. ... (7 replies)
My ADHD type
Jul 25, 2009
... Stimulant meds are by far the most common treatment for ADHD and have been in use for the longest time. These stimulants are all in the amphetamine family, and act on the brain by stimulating the release of the neurotransmitters that the ADHD brain is short of. ... (11 replies)
... r to this question. Just as some suffer more severe and slightly different ADHD symptoms, different people will react differently to each medication. For some, stimulants are the answer, for others, they are not. ... (1 replies)
... Have you considered other reasons for the behaviors that make you thinks he has ODD and ADHD? Other reasons might include: - reactions to red dye (the most common culprit for misdiagnosing ADHD) - lack of or too much sleep - not enough daily exercise - issues with school friends - other dietary issues The list goes on and on.... (7 replies)
... There is some evidence that guanfacine indirectly affects prefrontal cortex dopamine receptors. If true, we have a stimulant medication that selectively stimulants prefrontal cortex areas of the brain. ... (2 replies)
... A difficult question. As to whether you could safely take stimulants would depend on a number of things. ... (2 replies)
... I'm sorry - that's so frustrating. Were you on stimulant or non-stimulants that you didn't like? Did you stop them because of how they made you feel? Consider, if you can, the other type of medication. So if you were on stimulants, try a non-stimulant such as Strattera or Intuniv. Both have lengthy track records so do your homework and talk to a GOOD psychiatrist who can... (4 replies)
... Thinking about going on medication is a big deal. The most common medications used for ADHD are stimulants that are related to cocaine and meth amphetamines. Medications that mess with brain chemicals are not something to just play around with. ... (5 replies)
... I've been taking AdderallXR (amphetamine) for about a year. It's made a huge difference for me. I'm more patient, less impulsive, less fidgety & I can finally focus/concentrate on ONE thing at a time (something I've always had trouble with). This med has benefitted me in more ways than I can count. Like all meds though, there are side effects (some more bothersome than... (4 replies)
... They're both stimulants so the adderall might work for awhile but eventually it'll stop being effective. Many times one person will respond well to one but not the other. ... (5 replies)
... anxiety, like I was paranoid. I've heard stimulants can release dormant mental psychoses, but I'm not sure why I reacted that way. I didn't really monitor my mental acuity while I was on this drug. ... (58 replies)
... when i needed help with my add (im on a stimulant prescript, though) i'd take l-phenal-something (it's an amino acid....i cant spell it. get it gnc.). it helps the dopamine in the brain, just as a stimulant does but without all the effects. it'll help with impulsiveness and energy...and it does work. just gotta be consistent. (5 replies)
... I am in a similiar situation however I am the one who doesn't want to put my daughter on stimulant medication. Does anyone have recommendation on natural or homepathic remedies that have worked?:confused: (5 replies)


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