Review of ADD ADHD Medications, Alternatives, and Issues
Over the next couple of months I plan to review medications for ADD ADHD, including alternatives, This will be too basic and repetitive for some of you, so it will be every other post or so and the posts will include some other interesting stuff. Hopefully we’ll get some comments, elaboration and discussion, some agreeing and some not so much.
The Anti- medication Faction
Some people don’t like to take any medications, some people just not for ADD ADHD. Some people don’t want to take stimulant medications. Some people don’t vaccinate their children. This is all generally due to a combination of a lack of information, possession of wrong information, and misunderstanding of information.
XXXXXXX XXXXX XX XXXXXX. I would like to be able respect everyone’s right to their opinions without getting sarcastic. That’s why I just blocked out that sentence. Admirable for someone with the impulsivity and poor social judgment of ADD ADHD.
Everyone Is Unique
Medications are extremely helpful to some people, sometimes a life-changing miracle. They’re somewhat helpful to some. For some people, they’re either ineffective or have troubling side effects. In my opinion, medication is certainly worth a try to see how it will work or not for you.
Every person is unique and there’s a trial and error calibrating process of finding the right medication, the right dose, and the right scheduling for each person.
Here’s the plan:
(I would appreciate your comments or suggestions about the plan and reserve the right to change it.)
1. Stimulant medications.-Ritalin etc.
2. Non-stimulant medications.-Strattera, etc.
3. Alternatives to medications:
A. Alternative substances. -fish oil, etc.
B. Alternatives to any substances.-exercises, etc.
4. Side effects and other difficulties.-insomnia, etc.
(The ugly truth about side effects.)
5. Safety- cardiovascular risks, etc.
6. Myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings.- Oh, my!, etc.
Quote O the Day:
‘Anyone who thinks he knows something just hasn’t caught on yet.’
St Paul 1 Corinthians 8:1-3
Bonus Tip O The Day:
(You know about overwhelmed, don’t you?)