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Q: Resurgence of ADHD symptoms after I stopped drinking cokes. What Now?

I was diagnosed with ADHD at an early age and took Ritalin for 2 years, and it was very effective. Now I am 21 and beginning to notice a resurgence of symptoms specifically mood and stronger than normal inability to sit or now lay still. I have recently dramatically reduced my caffeine intake should I now try to balance this by taking medication or should I go back to caffeine? What is healthier medication or caffeine? Caffeine does not seem to work as well, but seems healthier.

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
6/29/09 2:02pm

Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

 

Caffeine is a stimulant and there are a number of adults with ADHD that rely on caffeine to help them focus. I am guessing the caffeine helped you to focus and calm down. Whether you decide to take medication or not would need to be a personal decision you should make with your doctor.

 

I am giving you some links that might be helpful:

 

ADHD Drug Information

 

Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Beginning Medication

 

Side Effects of Commonly Prescribed Medications for ADHD

 

I hope this helps

 

Eileen

 

 

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By SFoster, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/22/10, First Published: 06/28/09