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Tourette's Syndrome and ADHD


Does anyone have experience with this for the ADHD, but helping to reduce the secondary effects of the tics (OCDish need to tic, anxiety about people seeing the tics, etc)


Are you referring to Concerta???
If you are, I think I can be of some help to you.  My son has been diagnosed with both ADHD and a pretty severe form of Tourette’s.  I’m not a fan of meds unless they are needed but over the years my son has been on a number of different meds for his ADHD that just didn’t seem to work or seemed to lose their effectiveness over time until he was put on Concerta, I know everyone is different but I can’t say anything but good things about this medication, it has worked so well for him that he is actually still on it.  As far as using it to treat both the ADHD and the tics associated with your tics, I’m not sure how well that would work for you but I also do not know the severity of your tics but my sons doctor is a developmental pediatrician that is very good at what he does and he has never mentioned using the Concerta for both purposes.  My son has been on a few different meds that have shown to help with tic frequency in others….he has been on risperadol, tenex, and currently is taking Abilify to not only help with his tics but also to help with the his growing anxiety.
I hope this helps you in some way and if you have any further questions feel free to email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Take Care,
Nichole smile

Posted by Nhuot on Dec 31, 2013 at 5:08am

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