Posted by Chad E. Rogers
on September 02, 2000 at 17:32:53:
In Reply to: I am a 19 y/o female w/DD, and I feel I am too old to be taking Ritalin...any natural alternatives? posted by Anne on September 02, 2000 at 13:55:45:
Yes, you are right. ADD is not synoymous with stupid. There are a few good books out there on adult ADD, and at least one of them says that an adult with ADD can do quite well without medication. Some of course do better.
I don't know about "natural" remedies though. I have friends who have tried various natural forms of healing, (for ADD and a variety of other problems) only to find that many of them are not so natural.
I wish I could remember the name, but there is at least one "natural" healing product out there that made my friends heart race and nearly pass out (it was loaded with caffiene). I wish I could point you to the article, but I recently read in a recent health magazine that some natural remedies not only do not work, but may be just plain deadly when used over the long hall.
If you feel you do well without it, maybe you should consider taling to your doctor about discontinuing it.