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ADD ADHD Non stimulant medicines, plus more medicine tips

Advantages of the non-stimulant medicines for adult ADD ADHD: Don't cause agitation or insomnia; not controlled and easier to obtain; not abusable or addictive; longer acting and smoother effect. Sometimes added to stimulants to improve symptoms or reduce side effects.. Probably most commonly used are Strattera and guanfacine.. Strattera (atomoxetine)- an antidepressant, works mostly on norepinephrine. No generic, capsules, expensive. Takes some weeks to work; must be taken consistently..…See More
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On taking medicine for ADD ADHD or anything

About taking any kind of medicine, not just ADD ADHDI wanted to write about the non-stimulant ADHD ADHD medications, but thought this should come first.GenericsAlways ask about the generic. They should always be much cheaper (should).  Not all the generics are as good as the brand name but most are. Also, the generic brands are not always equivalent to each other, but most are.ExpenseIf the medicine comes in a pill and it's not timed or delayed release, you usually can cut the expense by…See More
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Jane Tolman replied to kimberly green's discussion Vyvanse and Adderall
"I have heard that VyVanse is working wonders for a lot of people, but I guess it's still under a brand name copyright, which makes it expensive. I am about your age (49), have been taking generic Adderall for 13 years and it has changed my…"
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ADD ADHD Non stimulant medicines, plus more medicine tips

Advantages of the non-stimulant medicines for adult ADD ADHD:

Don't cause agitation or insomnia; not controlled and easier to obtain; not abusable or addictive; longer acting and smoother effect. Sometimes added to stimulants to improve symptoms or reduce side effects.

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Probably most commonly used are Strattera and…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 28, 2015 at 9:47am

On taking medicine for ADD ADHD or anything

About taking any kind of medicine, not just ADD ADHD

I wanted to write about the non-stimulant ADHD ADHD medications, but thought this should come first.

Generics

Always ask about the generic. They should always be much cheaper (should).  Not all the generics are as good as the brand name but most are. Also, the generic brands are not…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 26, 2015 at 10:41am

Snake Oil for ADD ADHD

Cures

In the 1960s  a new cure for schizophrenia popped up every couple of years.  Dr. Linus Pauling, a Nobel prize-winning chemist, discovered that massive doses of vitamin C would cure schizophrenia along with a host of other things.  But in 2015  we're still looking for a cure.

Many things are advertised to "cure" or at least help ADD…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 24, 2015 at 9:36am

Snake Oil for ADD ADHD

 

Cures

In the 1960s  a new cure for schizophrenia popped up every couple of years.  Dr. Linus Pauling, a Nobel prize-winning chemist, discovered that massive doses of vitamin C would cure schizophrenia along with a host of other things.  But in 2015  we're still looking for a cure.

Many things are advertised to "cure" or at least help ADD…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 24, 2015 at 9:18am

Amphetamines and Foundations for ADD ADHD- a follow up

Great Comment On Last  Meds Post From Dr. Boerboom. Summary:

Dexedrine is not very addictive/abusable.  It has a low incidence of side effects. They are different from methylphenidate.

Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) may cause side effects, but apparently not often.

  • restlessness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • headache
  • uncontrollable…
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Posted by doug puryear on February 21, 2015 at 10:23am

ADD ADHD or Executive Dysfunction?

From a recent article:

"Is It Executive Function Disorder (EFD) or ADHD?

Children and adults with executive function disorder (EFD) have problems with organizing and schedules. They may also have ADHD and/or learning disabilities, but not always — it's a common misdiagnosis for those who are actually living with…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 17, 2015 at 8:49am

New ADD ADHD Research and Medicines

 Medicines for ADD ADHD

Like everything else, this is going to be harder and take more time than I thought.

To repeat – everyone is unique. What works for one won't for another. You need trial and error to find the right medicine at the right dose on the right schedule that works for you.  For some, these medicines work a miracle, for some, they are helpful,…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 14, 2015 at 8:51am

Valentines Day and ADD ADHD

Valentines Day is February 14, this Saturday, that's this coming Saturday, two days off, this Saturday, day after tomorrow.

With ADD ADHD:

1. We forget all about it.

2. We think it's a long way off and don't buy a card until the last minute.

3. The card we…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 12, 2015 at 9:41am

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