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Posted by lucy shaw on June 23, 2000 at 20:23:20:

In Reply to: Re: synthroid instead of ritalin? posted by Sheree on November 16, 1999 at 23:04:02:

: Yesterday I heard on tv about a new drug which was approved JUST yesterday morning by the FDA for ADD. Supposedly it is some breakthrough. I was in the car and couldn't write it down and can't remember the name. Do you know where to search for info on new drugs for ADD? Thank you.
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: : has anyone tried synthyroid for ADD in children? Ritalin kills the appetite and gives headachs. i am taking synthroid for depression and an as good as cured (i tested normal for thyroid dysfunction) thankyou for your time!
: Well...interesting...my son has been on Ritalin for 2 years and we just took him off. That same week, during his annual physical, I (for no reason that I can remember) requested that our pediatrician test his liver and thyroid. Well..she didn't really want to and saw no reason to do so, but humored my husband and me. We got the test results back today...higher than normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Hmmm...just wondering if there is any link between memory loss, inability to concentrate, etc...We're just getting into all of this unchartered territory, but wondered if this is somehow connected to what you are talking about with this medication. If not, you don't have to respond, but if you've heard anything, let me know.


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