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My 10 year old son has ADHD inattentive type and anxiety. We are just starting to treat the anxiety now. He took celexa and I didn't see a difference in his anxiety. We weaned him off of it and took a 2 week hiatus from antidepressants a...
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I don't know where to start...firstly, my grandson CAN be a wonderfully sweet loving little boy, he has his moments. I thought the "terrible two's" was going to be a phase, now he's moved well into the 3's, & it seems worse?! He does "s...
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Hello If you are trained in administering / interpreting the 'Test Of Variables of Attention' ( TOVA test) you may be able to answer the following 1.Is there a norm so to speak , about the average response times to the target for healt...
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My 10 year son has been on Adderall for a little over 2 months now. He was moody, distant, and very emotional. The doctor is now switching him to Concerta. Any thought son this medication? I am new at trying to deal with ADHA, my son ...
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My psychiatrist informed me last week that new federal laws require him to see me every month to get my Adderall prescription refilled. Previously, I would see him every three months and simply pick up my prescription from his office on ...
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I have ADD but I think I have more mental health issues. Whenever I get mad or I'm thinking, I do this weird thing where I clasp my hands toget her really tight and bite my thumb. Also I rock back and forth and bang my head. I have synth...
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Hey I am worried about my sister! She is on Vyvanse right now at thiry mgs but does NOT take it daily. Her husband takes twenty mgs of Adderall daily, and sometimes she will take an adderall instead of a vyvanse. Is this safe?? I don'...
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Hello! I've recently started taking 10mg a day of Adderall. My doc thought I had bi-polar but now seems to think it's ADHD. I'm 30 years old. My question is: Have any of you experienced extreme muscle tension? Jaw, neck, upper back, e...
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I am 56 and was finally diagnosed with ADD four years ago. Prior to that I had had periodical depression as well mood swings since the age 12 and through out the years I was prescribed all sorts of anti-depressant medication as well as E...
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My son has been on concerta 72ml for yrs. My Dr started drug testing to make sure it is in his system. I make sure he takes it every morning I check mouth and tongue. He has had 3 test in 3 weeks and all 3 come back neg. Any help as to w...
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My daughter is 18 years of age, she was prescribed 20 mg of Vyvanse, the first drug she has ever taken in her life besides an antibiotic. She woke up and took the 20 mg dose of the drug that morning as usual, and this was exactly two mon...
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Hi! So I've heard of this happening but didn't know exactly where to post it so I thought this would be an appropriate place. I have always been an artist, ever since I was a baby. However, my family would always make fun of me because...
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I have ADD inattentive, clinical depression, GAD and Social Anxiety. I have tried Prozac, effexor, zoloft, and wellbutrin that I recall. I have not had much luck with any of them. I have tried vyvanse for my ADD and I would hyperfocus on...
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My 5yr old beautiful boy has adhd/mild autism. I chose to go the natural route vs ritalin. He's on a gfcf diet and as well as avoiding foods he's allergic to. I am seeing a naturopath and homeopath to treat his condition. He's on multivi...
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Hi my name is Chance i have ADHD with a uncontrollable violent impulse and up until the 6th grade i didn't know i had it but the day i found out was the day i got put on medication for it and everyday since then i've been researching AD...
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I take 30mg adderall xr on a daily basis. But tomorrow I have a 1/2 a day at school, so I was planning on taking my 5mg quick release. But I don't know how many to take. So how much should I take? 6?
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Does anyone take the two together? The dr didn't mention any side effects but when I googled it some came up so I'm just curious. I'm on the lowest dose of both.
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I have depression anxiety bipolar and now they have diagnosed me with adhd, everything really finally makes sense for the years and years my life has been a revolving door. I just feel alone and lost, people that don't have these issues ...
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My breasts seem bigger when I'm on Vyvanse than when I'm not. I haven't read anywhere that this is a side effect. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Okay, I just want to start off by saying that there's going to be some matters in here in which I "completely" understand that they've been over before. Each case is unique and I hope that anybody who posts here understands that. Any...
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