The Truth About ADHD Medicine and Their Consequences

Does your child suffer from ADHD? Are you thinking about putting them on ADHD medicine? Every parent who has a child that suffers from ADHD knows that their child's life is often unbalanced and stressful for not only their child, but those around them as well. It's only makes sense to seek out some treatment that will help to stabilize your child and help to bring balance to their life. Before you start them on medicine for ADHD, consider the following information. The potential side effects related to ADHD medicine are numerous and can be quite serious. There is also risks associated with long term usage of ADHD medicine. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments available. Natural treatments are just as effective yet have no side effects associated with them. Upon completion of this article, you'll be more familiar with the side effects of the commonly prescribed ADHD drugs as well as have some ideas for alternative ways of treating your child.

Each of the ADHD medicines have different, yet often similar potential side effects. Here, we'll take a look at 3 of the most commonly prescribed medicines for ADHD. The first one is Ritalin. The most common side effects you'll see with this ADHD medicine is nervousness and insomnia. There is also other potential side effects like nausea, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, drowsiness, anorexia, angina, cardiac arrhythmia, weight loss and abdominal pain.

Concerta is another one of the most commonly prescribed medicine's for ADHD. It come's with it's own long list of side effects. Stomach pain, sleeplessness, headaches, and decreased appetite for starters. There's also other sides effects associated with methylphenidate (which is the active ingredient in Concerta). These include vomiting, nervousness, tics, nausea, allergic reactions, psychosis (hallucinations or abnormal thinking), and increased blood pressure.

Lastly, let's take a look at Strattera. The side effects associated with this ADHD medicine include things like nausea and vomiting, dizziness, upset stomach, decreased appetite, weight loss and mood swings. This drug can also cause serious allergic reactions like swelling or hives.

The topic of long term effects of taking ADHD medicine is still a hot topic of debate. Studies so far have shown that taking any medicine for ADHD for a long period of time can lead to other mental health issues an adult. It has been shown that there is an increased chance of depression, as well as increased chance of developing addiction issues in adulthood.

When you start to take a closer look at what can happen when your child takes an ADHD medicine, you have to wonder if the benefits outweigh the risks. Of course if you have a child with ADHD, you'll want to find a treatment that can suppress the symptoms but also do so without risking their health. Fortunately, there are other treatment choices available beyond medicine for ADHD. Behavioural therapy can be helpful. Of course, you'll want to find a therapist that specializes in ADHD. Biofeedback is another natural method of treatment that is available. Dietary control can bring about beneficial changes in your child's behaviour. Working with a nutritionist familiar with ADHD is a great place to start. Another great natural treatment is homeopathy. What you should keep in mind here, is there are no side effects with any of these natural treatments. They are all completely safe and can be just as effective treating ADHD as prescription medications. They are also non-addictive, which is another important consideration. Using a natural treatment option doesn't risk their health now, or in the future.

It's extremely important to be armed with some knowledge behind the potential dangers of ADHD medicine. It's usually the first treatment option prescribed by the family doctor. It's important to know you do have other treatment options available to you. There are safe and effective natural choices available to you and your child. Your child isn't necessarily in a position to make an informed decision for themselves. You are.

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