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Board: ADD / ADHD 06-23-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,404
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderall XR vs other XR stimulants and how to get perscribed

ShiningSnow,

Cool handle. I read your post a few days back. I got to be honest with you. I did not respond as I felt you were playing us. I had that feeling (more like a siren going off)from years...
Board: ADD / ADHD 06-22-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adhd mum with adhd daughter from Holland

Not to worry. The majority respond to Strattera in 4 to 6 weeks. However, there are a select few that respond immediately. I have no doubt your daughter is gifted. Her abstractions of her own mind...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-28-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: improved focus on Concerta than ritalin?

newleaf4me,

If you experienced short-lived efficacy on SR, it would make sense to try LR.

The usual practice is start at a low dose and then gradually increase the dose until the patient...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-13-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADD and relationships or marriage

Hey Brenda,

I think this link health board compatiable. If so, check it out. Good stuff.

Bob

Keys to Loving a Partner with AND - Part II
PS The link is from psychotic central - :)
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-03-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: What prescription medicine should adult ADD/ADHDers avoid?

gr,

Both ARE myths.

I don't have the time now to support my assertion. Apparently PBS did not have time to support their assertion. Research it for your own benefit.

Bob
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-03-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: What prescription medicine should adult ADD/ADHDers avoid?

gr,

Alcohol converts to glucose faster than any other substance. Explains why "a few cold ones" do the job after a hard workout. Also explains its ADHD effacacy. Getting a buzz on once a year...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-31-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: What prescription medicine should adult ADD/ADHDers avoid?

gr.

There are a slew of meds, both OTC and prescription that worsen ADHD symptoms. Heck, some of them CAUSE ADHD-like problems. I avoid OTC cold meds like Bubonic. I also have had problems SRI's...
Board: ADD / ADHD 12-07-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,280
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: adderall STILL making me feel weird

Talk to your doctor about Intuniv. I am amazed at how well Intuniv works and with far fewer adverse side-effects than amphetamines. It takes time so allow at least a month for Intuniv to work.

It...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-19-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: So frustrated-desperate for any tips!

Michellela,

You got some very good advise from MahaVailo especially on the need to learn good study habits. Meds fix the biology. It is up to you to learn the skills our bugged up brains could...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-07-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,108
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD and theft?

Keep in mind, Aaron, a thief is a thief ADHD not withstanding. We are responsible for our actions. Dang it anyway.

Bob
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-13-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Seeking advice on non-med measures for 10 yr old

On top of Marisula's sage advice,

Lots of fish, (salmon is good), lots of nuts, green veggies, 100% whole grains, tons of exercise and all of us ADHDers young and old do interaction well but ...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-27-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Sixty and Still Need Meds

You just turned 60? You a young chick. I'm 61.

The meds are with me until death do us part.

Dats. Dat.

Your so-called side-effects are effects.

Hang in there.
Board: ADD / ADHD 05-13-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,657
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Emotional volatility?

Jasmine,

I get it.

I have no problem speaking up. I am a people person if there has ever been one. I hear people say that they are "private" people. What the hell is a private people? A...
Board: ADD / ADHD 05-09-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,657
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Emotional volatility?

Jane,

I wanted to send you a "Thanks" on the above. Very insightful.

I too experienced 4 hour good brain / 8 hour bad brain on Adderall. I find Vyvanse to be much more transparent, that is, I...
Board: ADD / ADHD 05-02-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,657
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Emotional volatility?

Volatility is what we do for a living. "Dead" may work. Maybe. Not sure.

Bob
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-30-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,645
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Intuniv any side effects

I experience a few minutes of mild stomach upset taking 4mg dose of guanfacine. I've been taking it for just about 1 year.

I primarily use Intuniv at night to control my ADHD restlessness. I have...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-09-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,567
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: medicines are not working

dearmaria,

ADHD is complex. External factors that JaneWhite referenced indeed affect the efficacy of stimulant meds.

70% of those of us with ADHD respond well to stimulants. The 30% that do not...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-23-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,931
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderall wearing off and feeling tired

Ah0762,

Please integrate all replies into a composite picture. IMO, every reply is correct. Each looks at piece of the puzzle. Putting them all together gives you a clearer view of the big...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-23-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,144
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Is itthe vyvanse or my back???

Most likely Vyvanse is tightening your already over-tense muscles. Have you tried drinking lots of water? It may help if not contraindicated by your medical problems.
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-23-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,316
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderall and lack of motivation

klinkmcbear,

Yes, it is a possible side-effect.

The only solution for medication management problems is a good psychiatrist.

It would be helpful if you journal your response to the...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-22-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,821
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Intuniv Question

renegaderob18,

I apologize for my rather useless reply. It infuriates me to hear about yet another grossly and dangerously incompetent doctor. The guy should have his license revoked, then thrown...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,821
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Intuniv Question

renegaderob18,

Your doctor is AH. Get another one before this one kills your son.

I don't mean to be mean. What is, is. Know what I mean?

Bob
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-21-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,763
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Just Diagnosed with ADHD..Questions about the Adderall I am taking

The effect you experience when Adderall wears off is called ADHD rebound. Yes, you are correct - your symptoms come back with a vengeance. Solution? Talk to your doctor. Switching to XR is one...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,320
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Can I mix xanax with Aderall to combat anxiety better?

CEB1984,

Good thing you are not a medical professional, you'd be unable to give such good advice.

BR,

I'd congratulate you on using a "little" weed for medicinal purposes if you were not...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-11-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,409
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: no medicine working help

Maria,

I am positive there is a solution. The only place you'll get it, though, is through a good doctor. Ask around. Find the local doctor with a good reputation for helping ADHD patients. There...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-11-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,320
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Can I mix xanax with Aderall to combat anxiety better?

BR,

You and I share common traits. So what worked for me, probably will work for you.

I quit SRI meds after about 2 years of use. Neither my wife or myself could take it any longer. I was...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,320
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Can I mix xanax with Aderall to combat anxiety better?

Xanax should help your anxiety. Ask your doctor about it.

I totally emphasize with your sexual dysfunction problem. I agree that marriage is not all about sex. I'd say sex is no more than 90% of...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,715
Posted By addprogrammer
Huge improvement in how to titrate ADHD meds

Another big, real big improvement in the New ADHD Guidelines.

Recommendation: Primary care clinicians should titrate doses of medication for ADHD to achieve maximum benefit with minimum adverse...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-08-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By addprogrammer
Benefits of New Guidelines to parents

I am blown away with the new ADHD Guidelines.

Behavioral Therapy should be the first line for ADHD management.

Behavioral therapy represents a broad set of specific interventions that have a...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-08-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,354
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Getting ADD?

Sabeche,

The newest ADHD guidelines have raised the age when ADHD symptoms become apparent. It was 9 yo. Dumber than dumb. It is now 18 yo. Much better. So many of us squeaked through lower...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-08-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,354
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Getting ADD?

Sabeche,

You really need to see a medical doctor. None of us can possibly diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Jane mentioned just a few of the possible causes. Sometimes a number of factors come...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-08-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,067
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: motor tics

amm,

Amazing.

ADHD and tics frequently run together. There is some debate as to whether stimulants cause tics. I suspect they cause tics in some patients but not all. And there is some good...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,199
Posted By addprogrammer
Solid hope for better medical care for ADHD

I have many times posted the problems I experienced by seeing doctors I trusted for help with the mental disorders [ADHD with depression and anxiety comorbidities] that plagued me. They proved to be...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,855
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Strattera - Gasping for air?

Great!

I pessimistically assumed you'd face the typical endless run-arounds.

Wonderful.

I am so happy for you. It did not go as well for me when I approached my GP about the possibility of...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-07-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,855
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Strattera - Gasping for air?

CEB1984,

Breathing difficulty is listed as one of Strattera's "severe" side-effects. You should discontinue the medication and notify your doctor immediately.

Strattera works well for a very...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-06-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,364
Posted By addprogrammer
New ADHD Guidelines

A must read . . .

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/751596

******** the full text (PDF) and study it.

Use the information to communicate with your doctor for yourself and your ADHD...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-23-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,931
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderal wearing off and feeling tired

Tell your doctor what you told us. To wit: "1 adderal 20 mg xr
... definitely helps me with concentration and motivation, but I
Still feel very distracted while studying, reading, ect.. Then...
Board: ADD / ADHD 12-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADD and Loving It

Here is my humble take on a few of your observations.

Hyperfocus is as abnormal as hypofocus. You, me and a bunch others can and do get so focused that we appear to be space cadets. I find...
Board: ADD / ADHD 12-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Amphetamines-methylphenidate-but mainly alcohol have messed my hormones up!

Jimbo,

I seriously doubt your hormones are permanently out of whack. You are young. That being said, if you do not stop drinking & doing speed right NOW, you might just succeed in damaging...
Board: ADD / ADHD 12-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Hoping I have ADD

I got my left index finger caught between a rock and a very hard steal ramp. Bone is fractured. I cut my right index finger with a surgical steel blade. The cut was deep but so clean it healed...
Board: ADD / ADHD 12-01-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,142
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD frustration

Aaron,

RE: Intuniv

It is complex stuff. Intuniv (Tenex, Guanfacine - high blood pressure med for Italians like half of me), probably acts as an stimulant on the prefrontal cortex - that is...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-28-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,955
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Working memory and school performance

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

~ Albert Einstein
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-26-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Hoping I have ADD

Yeah, Arron, I get it. ADHD cost me 53 years of my life. The silver lining in a very dark cloud is I am able to help other adults.

Another factor not to be overlooked is that ADHD only recently...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Hoping I have ADD

Aaron,

This is my third attempt. 1st try, I hit some key combo that shut my browser. Second try, I hit some key combo that I don't know what the hecks happened.

Third Attempt: If you don't have...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-25-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,129
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Questions about Adderall

Bethie & Jane,

I've mastered finding my glasses, wallet and keys and cooking utensils. Everything else I lose. Solution? Let me know when find one.

I like to cook. Roughly 10% of my in-process...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-21-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,403
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Strattera negativity

Arron,

If you had a brain tumor, would it not be "all in your head?" Would you trust your medical care to your JO GP? Would you not see a specialist?

BUT, AD/HD is not as serious. Fact is,...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-21-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,403
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Strattera negativity

Aaron,

Give it a month, if you can, before blowing it off. In my layman's opinion, Strattera and a low dose of amphetamine will do the trick for you.

Strattera has notoriously evil side-effects...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-20-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,551
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: When meds aren't working

aaron,

Sorry for taking so long to reply. My home improvement project is experiencing "scope creep." That means getting bigger than intended.

RE: "Just wanting to live life without headaches...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-16-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,551
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: When meds aren't working

RE:

1) Which 3 stimulant medications have you tried?

2) Life is doable but more difficult.

3) I'm in the 7th year of learning a lot of "tricks" that work well for me.

I'll give you one.
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Add/adhd

Athena,

Your mother taught you a beautiful thing. I learned how to control my ADHD at an old age of 53 through 60. I discovered that I can accomplish more in much less time than my peers. And,...
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