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Impulsivity and anger as a side effects are too much for me

What could I do? After taking Ritalin or Concerta for 6 months the worse effects caused to me so many problems that I decided not taking any medication.

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Now that you no longer take meds. Are your problems gone? How are you handling your add/adhd symptoms.

Posted by foogol on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:51am

Does the doctor know your situation? Call your doctor immediately is better than stop medication accidentally, as our symptoms are related to brain…

For me, I used to left my medication at the working place. At the day of no medication, I suffered serious dizziness, headache, vague mind, depress…

Duration of medical treatment (during the period of observation and medication “try and error”, especially) is the hardest time, and no one around you can understand the pain you suffer! (This was my real experience!) Don’t give up! Try your best to overcome it!

Posted by KittyKitty on Aug 22, 2014 at 4:05am

You need to talk with your prescribing doctor about fine-tuning your medication (http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/741.html). It takes a while to find the right dose and medication for each individual.

There are also some diet modifications and supplements that some find helpful for ADHD. Read about those many options here: http://www.additudemag.com/topic/adhd-treatment/nutrition-diet.html

Good luck!

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Aug 22, 2014 at 4:06pm

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