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There are many different reasons you may decide to stop taking ADHD medications or determine that you want to have your child take a " medication break ." Some of the reasons people stop taking ADHD medications:
You want to try controlling symptoms through alternative methods
You want to know if you still need medications
You have developed a medical condition and the medication will interfere with treatment
You are, or want to become, pregnant
You don't want to take medication for the rest of your life
You are a teen and want to stop taking medication
Whatever the reason, should you decide to stop the medication, either short-term or long-term, there are some things you should be aware of. Withdrawal Symptoms While most people are able to stop their medication without feeling any withdrawal symptoms, some people do experience symptoms. The main symptoms you may feel are:
Unusual behavior ( Ritalin, Concerta and other methylphenidate based...
My 12 year old daughter ahs been suffering form migraines for 2 1/2 years. It seems that we can't find anyone to take her symptoms seriously and really work with us. She has been to several doctors, st with contrast, neurological exam. and now we have finally tried Imitrex now Maxalt however it is not working. We have tried upping the does to 3 ibuprofen yet nothing works. She sleeps almost round the clock when an attack comes on. I have been told that it they will possibly stop when she starts her monthly cycle. If they are hormonal is that true and what can we do until that happens...thanks, Tootsie.
It's perfectly normal for neurological exams and imaging studies to be "normal" in Migraine patients. There are no tests that can identify Migraine. The testing is performed to rul out other possible causes for the symptoms. Unfortunately, what you were told about her Migraines...
Challenging times can mean increased sales for cigarette companies but scary stuff can also bring folks into the light, catapulting them back to basics. There are, after all, exciting endorphin-producing alternatives like healthy exercise, both singularly and in groups.
Our communities already have low-cost and free support systems in place via local nonprofit agencies, churches, synagogues, youth groups, support for families, seniors, and folks with disabilities. These neighborhood facilities - more often than not - include help to stop smoking.
Tough times can offer real opportunities to see what's truly important to us both individually and collectively. We can choose the light, i.e., embracing core values while shedding detrimental.
Or we can scoot back into the corners of our existence, pull ragged drapes across our opportunities for a new beginning, smoke cigarette after cigarette, swill alcohol, and consistently reply "yes" to "you want fries...
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