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  • 2 months ago

    For anyone: adult, teen, or child, who just needs some comfort.

    If you're reading this and you have ADHD, I'm sorry for the long speech. I always skip around if I have a lengthy read ahead of me, and you all probably aren't much different. I tried to space it out a bit, and reading it myself, the space helped a little bit. :D I was diagnosed with severe ADHD at 5 years old. My mother always believed it was some type of "stigma" and wouldn't tell any of my teachers when I was a kid. She just recognized it once every three months, when....
  • 2 months ago

    Interaction Between Adderall and Lyrica?

    I have been taking 100mg of Lyrica 3 times a day for several years now. I’ve never had any side effects. In fact I wouldn’t even know I was taking it except for the fact that I swallow a pill 3xs a day and it’s been working WONDERS. Last week my Psych prescribed me 10mg of Adderall XR once a day. I’m very careful to check all interactions when I’m prescribed a drug. If it will interact with Lyrica I won’t take it. Lyrica is the only thing that has worked this well and I will not give it up. Long....
  • 4 months ago

    Concerta tolerance and Adderall

    I’m a 42 years of age female and have been on Concerta ER 72mgs, where I take two of the 36mgs twice daily and also the 10mg IR once daily for the last four to five years now . It was like a miracle for me being so well focused and bursting with energy but not the jittery kind, up until the last year and a half or so ago. It still seems to work almost the same, just not great like it had been. It feels like maybe my body has built up a tolerance but just a little because I’ve been running out almost....
  • 5 months ago

    Adhd vs. Autism

    I think this broad spectrum is too much. Look up the symptoms yourself and it needs to be defined. My son has ADHD and it is clear but they say he could have mild autism and thus couldn’t diffidently say he has that too when got evaluated my a well known psychologist . This broad spectrum is wrong and anyone can have signs of this. My child is not a project and shows little signs of this but definitely ADHD and I was diagnosed in the early 80’s with add which they didn’t have the adhd or combined....
  • 6 months ago

    Why I stopped taking Adderall

    A couple of years back I went to the doctor for a check up with more anxiety than normal. When my doctor came in he looked at me with concerning eyes and started to ask me questions. These questions were him probing me and giving me a test for ADD. To make sure he was correct he also had me take an online test where he would read the question and I would answer. I was 21 at the time and it was the first time I was diagnosed with ADD. The medication that was prescribed to me causes a lot more damage....
  • 6 months ago

    ADHD Behavioral Supports and Reduced Parent Stress

    Hi, I am a 50 year old mother of two ADHD children, 10 and 8 years old. I've gone back to school to get a masters in Communication. I have focused my thesis research on new behavioral interventions for ADHD children that I hope will increase peer relationships, decrease disruptive behaviors, decrease parental stress and be both child motivating and child monitored. I am looking for parents who are willing to participate in a completely anonymous 10 min. questionnaire or be interviewed for 15....
  • 6 months ago

    Insomnia/Sleep Disturbances Due to Medication

    I started Ritalin about two weeks ago, and since then, I've been having issues sleeping all night. What are some natural alternatives I can try for insomnia? I'm already on a lot of medication, so I don't want to be put on another one.
  • 6 months ago

    Looking for opinions on my symptoms

    I work for a railroad and my sleep schedule is never the same.. I find my self always tired and low energy. I eat nutritious foods might take a B12 once in awhile... while at work I find myself standing and rocking with inpatients .. I also get anxious when reading books or anything with more then a few pages.. I use to take adhd meds in middle school but stopped.. I'm affraid to seek professional help due to them thinking all I want is a script.. Any suggestions
  • 6 months ago

    Recently diagnosed

    Hello, I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed 20 mg of Ritalin in the morning, and 10 mg at noon. It's helped a little bit, but I feel like my prescription could be stronger, which is why I'm going to talk to my doctor about it soon. What is the difference between Ritalin and Ritalin LA? What alternative OTC medicines or therapy can I also use along with the medication? Thank you for reading!
  • 6 months ago

    Treating persistent nausea

    We have tried 3 different types of adhd medication and all cause serious nausea as a persistent side effect. We have tried over the counter anti nausea and antacid medication with no effect. Are there any other suggestions? It’s starting to cause attendance issues at school.