Deadly Mistakes you might be making. Are these ADHD Medications’ even worth your money?
If you have ADHD you know what I am talking about. If you have children or a spouse with ADHD, you know the side effects of ADHD Medication. And yes, you resent them. ADHD Medications are a necessary evil.
You know ADHD Medications have side effects like depression, tics, weight loss and more. ADHD medications have led to unusual complications such as death in certain cases and heart problems in others. ADHD drugs are not 100% safe for children as well as Adu
lts. They have been scientifically proven to stunt growth and lead to potential abuse and addiction. But you buy them. You buy Adderall, Vyvanse, Focalin, Concerta, Ritalin, Strattera for yourself and your family because they help in abating the symptoms. Only if
you know there are so many natural treatments to help with ADHD and ADD. You can solve your problems with inexpensive methods and save a lot of money on these ADHD drugs that are costing you your life. Take control of the situation and explore other options to help with ADHD instead of stuffing your kids and yourself with ADHD Medications.
ADHD Medication side effects Children
ADHD Medications have a lot of side effects on children.
Sleep problems.Children are like small flowers. In case of bad weather, big flowers can survive but small flowers are easily destroyed, Children need more care and precaution when they are given ADHD medications. Some side effects are
- Stomachaches and headaches.
- Decreased appetite: This is because Children seem to be less hungry during the middle of the day, but they are often hungry by dinnertime as the effects of ADHD medication wears off.
- Weight loss
- Sleeping Problem.
- ADHD Medications stunt growth
- Some children also may appear to have a personality change, such as appearing “flat” or without emotion. Talk with your child’s doctor if you see any of these side effects.
ADHD Medication side effects Adult
According to WebMD, Adults also suffer from Adhd Medication side effects which are more or less similar to those of children. For example, some of the side effects of ADHD medicines are
- Trouble sleeping. ADHD medications can rev you up and make it hard to fall asleep.
- Nausea. This is a relatively common complaint from people who take ADHD medications.
- Loss of appetite. Stimulants such as Adderall, Concerta, Focalin, and Vyvanse can reduce your appetite and, sometimes, cause weight loss. It’s one side effect that some people like. However, weight loss also leads to weakness and Dizziness. These side effects can actually make a person incompetent and thus ADHD medications have no value. Because ADHD medicine is taken to perform everyday tasks effectively but in case of side effects, day to day tasks are hindered.
- Headaches. ADHD medications can trigger headaches in different ways.
- Dry mouth.
- Dizziness. Irritability and mood changes. Some people find that their medications make them tense and cranky.
- Tics. A few people develop sudden, repetitive movements or sounds called tics . These tics may or may not be noticeable
ADHD Medication side effects: Unusual Complications
FDA warning on possible rare side effects. In 2007, the FDA required that all makers of ADHD medications develop Patient Medication Guides. These Guides must alert patients to possible heart and psychiatric problems related to ADHD medicine . The FDA required the Patient Medication Guides because a review of data found that ADHD patients with heart conditions had aslightly higher risk of strokes, heart attacks, and sudden death when taking the medications . The review also found a slightly higher risk (about 1 in 1,000) for medication-related psychiatric problems, such as hearing voices, having hallucinations, becoming suspicious for no reason, or becoming manic. This happened to patients who had no history of psychiatric problems. The FDA recommends that any treatment plan for ADHD include an initial health and family history examination. This exam should look for existing heart and psychiatric problems. These ADHD Medication side effects are available on FDA website. You can take a look yourself.
ADHD Medication side effects: Potential Abuse and Addiction
ADHD Medications users can get addicted to these drugs. If they see progress in their life (workplace or home), they are more likely to take greater quantities of ADHD Drugs. In Desperate Housewives, Lynette (one of the housewife) got addicted to ADHD Medication because of the Results (more energy and a cleaner home). Obviously Drug abuse and addiction is a dangerous problem.
ADHD Medications do not cure ADHD
You can take ADHD Medications for a long time but ADHD cannot be cured. ADHD medications control the symptoms as long as they are taken. ADHD Medications can help a child/adult pay attention and complete school work. NIMH-funded research has shown than medication works best when it is given in conjuction with behavioral therapy, counseling, practical support and teaching natural self help techniques.
ADHD Medication side effects depression
The non-stimulant ADHD medication called atomoxetine (Strattera) carries another warning. Studies show that children and teenagers with ADHD who take atomoxetine are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than children and teenagers with ADHD who do not take atomoxetine . If your child is taking atomoxetine, watch his or her behavior carefully. A child may develop serious symptoms suddenly, so it is important to pay attention to your child’s behavior every day . Can you believe that? YOU CALL THIS SAFE?
Read more about this here at Strattera home page
ADHD Medication side effects checklist
There is a checklist for ADHD Medication users so that they can check the symptoms and keep track of the side effects, so that the side effects can be controlled. Of course parents of ADHD Children have to use this checklist for checking their children symptoms, This is important because as I have already mentioned ADHD Medication have dangerous side effects. According to scientific research studies, ADHD Medication have increased suicidal behavior, psychotic symptoms (like hallucinations) , sleep problems, weight problems, tics, personality effects and more, But if you say NO to ADHD Drugs, there are many benefits of natural treatments, such as herbs, diets, vitamins, and of course, music therapy, self hypnosis and sound healing.
How to avoid ADHD Medication side effects
You can avoid ADHD Medication side effects by using Music. Yes Sound therapies which can help you focus better and achieve more in life without any Side effects. There are natural herbal treatments available. NIMH recommends counseling too. There are tons of available options you just have to find out what’s best for you and your family.
Treating ADD or ADHD without Medication
As a psychologist, I recommend ADHD Music. This is because
Scientific Music Therapy = Natural ADHD Remedy