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Posted by Jill on October 19, 2000 at 20:18:58:

In Reply to: Any horror stories about Ritalin use anyone ??? posted by Dave on October 04, 2000 at 00:41:28:

: I am currently pursuing "medical actions" if you will, concerning my 7 year old daughter, and her mothers jumping around from doctor to doctor to try and find one that will go along with her "beliefs" as to what is wrong with my daughter.

: As you can tell ... this is a very vague description as to what is going on in my daughters life .. and I do believe the "mother" is somewhat scared now. Child Protective Services have questioned her, and some of her motives .. and she is again switching doctors.

: Now for my question. I am sure I will get a ton .. but I shall filter out the ones that may not apply to my situation, and go from there. Let me know your "horror stories" if you have any concerning the drug Ritalin.

: Please .. no preaching .... no judging ... and no jumping to conclusions as to what is going on. Those issues are left up to the judge .. which we have a pretty good case .. but I would like for my own knowledge some feedback.

My grandmother suffered from ADD up until the day she died. She saw her regular physician on a regular basis and everything seemed fine. Well her health insurance was changed and she had to start seeing a new physician. Shortly after she started seeing him, he discovered that the amount of Ritalin she had been receiving for the past 20 years was far to high. So he immediately changed her dosage to bring her down where she was supposed to be. She suffered from extreme withdrawls for over a week. Keep in mind when taking any kind of medication such as this it is a drug and it is addictive. Eventually you will become attached to it. Ritalin on the black market can actually go for a pretty penny.

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