I don't know for sure if there is a connection with ADD Inattentive, however, I have twins that were diagnosed with ADHD and are on medication. One in particular is ALWAYS itching and like you we couldn't figure out why. Finally I asked at their next check up and the doctor told me that many children with ADHD have anxiety issues as well and it can be manifested by itching. Other than that that is all I know about it. Hope that helps though. Good luck!
My daughter (20 mo old) has a number of allergies and itches like crazy. This exacerbates her excema. So, I asked to have her put on Atarax. I used this drug when I was a nervous child and would itch so much I made welts and bled. It's supposed to calm the nerves and stop the itching. It works wonderfully for my daughter and I only give it at night.
Did you ever find out what was causing the itching? My 4yr old son has been itching for over 8 months. We have been to every Dr, tons of bloodwork and even an MRI of his brain. Everything has been normal. He does have some ADD tendencies and has an appointment with a psychiatrist next week. But that's our last resort. His itching is mostly his penis. It's horrible! No rash, no dry skin... he itches other places too but not as bad. Between his toes and fingers, his gums, the corners of his mouth...
I'm desperate to help my poor son! Please let me know if you found anything to help! I'm desperate!
I have been on Vyvanse for over 2 years, and the itching just started for me about 6 months ago..... and got worse for a month when I was in a car accident. Since then I have been trying to figure out why the itching is so bad, and when I started going to a chiropractor and getting muscle stimulation (adjustments) the itching lessens, when I go 2- 3 times a week... but it doesn't totally go away (about 98% gone though) then I only went once a week and the itching starting getting worse. My chiropractor thinks its the Vyvanse I am taking....but the dr. has always said that she thinks I have way more Anxiety then ADHD. I also have the inattentive form of ADHD and I am 32.... please post if you get any further feedback, as I am trying to figure this out as well!
Anyone who also has experience taking Vyvanse for ADHD, please give me your feedback of your own experience on this drug.. .I am desperate at this point! I am getting SO tired of dealing with this itching, and going to a chiropractor, and taking Gabapentin to make the itching go away, and thats a downer.... and then in the mornings, taking the Vyvanse which is an upper. I would just rather be able to not take any medicine! However, If i dont take some kind of ADHD medicine, then I am tired ALL DAY, and CANNOT FOCUS because all i want to do is sleep or can't focus because I am feeling so tired. I also have trouble falling asleep even though the drug should have worn off by 9-10pm., since I am taking the Vyvanse 40mg at 7:45-8:00am in the morning!