I keep hearing that after a child goes off of Ritalin, there metabolism does not work properly. Why I am asking this is cause my son was on this for 3 years, it did wonders, but as his body was changing, it seemed as though he didn't need it any longer. Once he stop taking it, he has gained about 45 to 50 lbs. He was and still is very active in all sports and does not sit around eating all day and watching TV. Last summer he would swim 8 hours a day at least 5 to 6 days a week. I have had all kinds of blood work run on him that the doctors can think of, but nothing turns up. No thyroid or diabetes problems. I am just trying to find some answers, he has hip and pelvis deformities and ankle problems, he has to wear leg braces all waking hours of the day. His extra weight doesn't help. We have tried watching carbs, saturated fat, fat and calories and he just keeps gaining. The rate he is going (10 lbs a month) he will weigh 195 lbs by September 2001. He has not hit his growth spurt yet either, so he is still pretty short.
CL - May 17, 2001
My daughter is so hyper no body can control her not even school
MM - March 30, 2001
I have been battling the medicine regimen, the food changes,
SM - Septembr 30, 2000
my son is getting in trouble a lot at school by getting up and walking around in the middle of class he gets really hyper alot and sometime doesn't finish his sentences when he speaks
Divas - September 30, 2000
My 11 year old son is ADHD, he is
conidine, ritalin, wellbrutin.
DC - September 27, 2000
I have a 20-year-old daughter with an eating disorder. The doctor had her on Celexa for awhile, which did not seem to help. She took a friend's Adderall (similar to Ritalin) once and really liked the way it helped her focus on things and not be so obsessed with food, but they don't want to prescribe that for her because it can decrease your appetite and evidently has even caused anorexia in some people. They have just switched her medication to Paxil, and it's too soon to see if it's going to be beneficial. When I was researching Adderall, I ran across your website and am intrigued with the descriptions of your product.
SS - September 20, 2000
When my daughter was diagnosed with ADD in 5th grade, (we knew it in 2nd grade, but who listens to parents?) her Doctor told her Robin Williams was the poster child for ADD and she laughed and laughed. It helped to release much of the pent up anxiety we were all feeling that day. What a relief to finally hear the words yet so scary as to what it would mean in our lives. She does pretty well now, she is a senior in high school and has done fine. That day her Dr. also told her. "You come by your ADD honestly honey, both your parents have profound cases of ADD themselves therefore you got a doube whammy!" Her father and I just looked at each other in amused shock.....but truthfully, deep down we had known it all along....we all cope until we can't cope any longer, right? Thank goodness there is help today.....and thank you for this opportunity
PC - September 14, 2000
I have had serious depression fits for the past 3 years, i dont know what causes them, and in times where i think i should be
RH - September 9, 2000
son Ritalin for 6 years while out of my custody. Recently I gained custody and have chosen to take him off the drug that was supposed to be so wonderful. While he was with my parents those 6 years he continued to have nothing but problems at home and at school. I couldn't understand why they continued to give it to him if it never made a difference in his behavior. My son just started 7th grade a week ago and already I have received calls from 3 out of 6 teachers. He is very disruptive in class. I am already at my wits end because I can not find one doctor in my town that speacializes in child/adolecent behavior that will take my insurance.
SP - September 7, 2000
Hi, I have a friend who was a 5 year old son that was diagnosed with ADHD. The doctors say that most kids usually are rated between 3 and 6, but her son is was rated a 9. She is concered about putting her child on "Ritalin" and may consider an alternative if her questions are all answered for her.
RM - March 15, 2000
All four of my children are ADHD I have been dealing with this
RT - October 29, 1999
MY SON IS A MILD A.D.D. WE HAVE HIM PRETTY MUCH CONTROLLED AT HOME, BUT HE STILL HAS HIS OFF DAYS, BUT WHAT CHILD DOES NOT?BUT THE SCHOOL HAS NO CONTROL OVER MY SON AT ALL BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOO MANY KIDS IN A CLASSROOM TO DEAL WITH CHILDREN LIKE MY SON. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP THAT YOU CAN GIVE ME THANK YOU! I AM REALLY TRYING TO AVOID RITALIN AS BEST AS I CAN.
LP - October 26, 1999
My 10 year old son was diagnised with adhd at age 3. He has had very bad side affects from ritalin and I would love for him to feel what it is like to feel "normal". I too believe I have adhd and would like to try it too.
SM - October 28, 1999
Son, diagnosed ADHD w/o hypertension at 5yrs old, we're on the "try it all 'til you find what works" rollercoaster. I refuse to limit my options.
BW - October 28, 1999
My son is 15. We have not used ritalin, before, but are in a desperate situation with failing grades and inability to cope with school. He is not hyperactive, is obviously intelligent, but out of control. After much reading and discussion, I am reasonably surethat ADD is the problem and maybe depression, although well disguised. Please help! Thank you.
LT - September 29, 1999
My son has asperger's syndrome, best described as a combo of ADHD and autism, he has been on ritalin but his attention is falling off. We are considering adderall but I would like to try something else if possible. We are just tired of doping him...he is only five.
TM —September 27, 1999
This product seems to be the best one I have read about. I will be ordering a bottle today to try it for my son who is 9. He falls under all those warning signs for having attention problems. I haven't taken him to the Doctor because I think they will just want to put him on Ritalin and me or my husband don't want him to take such a harsh drug. Hopefully this will work for him. Thanks!!:)
HD - September 26, 1999
My 9 year old daughter has been diagnosed with add since 2 years ago. We tried Ritalin and biofeedback and with no very good results. I am willing to try something natural. She is in 4 th grade and doing very poorly.
LH - September 8, 1999
My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD about 3 months into her kindergarten year. We have had other problems with her at daycare. Her care providers called me and told me they could not control her, she was having temper tantrums, becoming violent towards the other kids her age, and a lot of the other problems. When she got into Kinder, she got notes sent home, she wasbiting kids at school, not staying in her seat, when it was time for a group interaction, she was very disruptive, wouldn't sit still, always jumping out of her seat, etc... I just ran across ADHDrelief.com because, I am wanting her off Ritlan. I will try this as soon as she comes home from her real dad's house. (She's there for summer vacation. And he is not very helpful with treatment besides the pills. She does not take them with her. Her real dad has had drug problems.) I will mention it to him and try to get him to get her some to start now. It may and may not work. If I send them to him, he will not give it to her as often as she needs it.
CL - June 23, 1999
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