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kaduceus
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re: My 4 yr old niece is being prescribed ADHD medication


I have always been conscious of this issue.

On one hand: I shadowed a GP for a summer and some children would come in with their mothers and be absolute nightmares. They are about 8 or 9 years old and would be prescribed Adderall. A little time later they come in and their mother raves about how well they're doing in school. Awesome. Wham bam there ya go. Good stuff.

On the other hand: Adderall is an amphetamine. It is one of the most potent stimulants in existence. They have done studies in rats on long term use of MDMA and street grade methamphetamine. It is very bad for your heart. If I remember the man's data correctly it causes cardiac tissue catabolism. I asked if any studies have been done using Adderall seeing as how it is so heavily prescribed and especially in children. He sort of smirked, giving me the feeling that he had pressured people into performing this research before. He said no, studies have not been done, I asked him what HE would expect if they were, and he replied you would see very similar results.

NOW in my opinion:

Does ADD/ADHD exist? Absolutely. The science on how giving STIMULANTS to hyperactive people makes the focus and calm down actually works is still being figured out.

I am okay with these prescriptions for teenagers and young adults, but not children.

If you HAVE to give it to children, some of the doses I have seen given to children is INSANE. 30mg Adderall, 70mg Vyvanse, etc. That's RIDICULOUS.

5mg is more than enough for a LOT of people. 5-10mg should be fine for any ADHD case you come across.

A 4 year old???? Ridiculous. Ditch your doctor, and stick to good old fashioned parenting.



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CurDog
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that is kind of young, mine got meds at 12





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Sir Drinksalot
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I'm surprised they found a doctor to prescribe it.

My kid was in trouble all the time for not sitting still in pre k. Do you know what they did? Made him a masking tape square on the ground and let him sit in there. hes In kindergarten now and is doing much better. 4 is too young to tell. They still have so much time to grow and mature.






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tiggerthetooth
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If you HAVE to give it to children, some of the doses I have seen given to children is INSANE. 30mg Adderall, 70mg Vyvanse, etc. That's RIDICULOUS.



I take 40mg Vyvanse now...and I cant even imagine 70mg....WOW. Especially for a smaller person.






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CottonWasKing
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They refuse to tell me the particular medication and dosage she's receiving.... I'm about to go fricking medieval on some people soon....





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junkfunky
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I just can't sit idle and let this go on without objection




Do what you do. I'm the same way.






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ZZTIGERS
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They refuse to tell me the particular medication and dosage she's receiving.... I'm about to go fricking medieval on some people soon....

They don't owe you an answer.






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CottonWasKing
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I will raise unholy hell every day of the week for the next 14 years of her life if need be but they WILL be aware of my objection.





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CottonWasKing
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They don't owe you an answer.


As her uncle and since her father is my brother/best friend I feel they do owe me an answer to this decision that will most certainly affect this little girl, that I love with everything I have.

She's my niece.... After her father I should/will be one of the most important male figures in her life. They don't owe me a vote in their decision by yes they do owe me some damn answers.






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GREENHEAD22
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Worse thing in the world for my lil bro was adderall. Stunted growth is the least worry on a long list of problems.





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ILikeLSUToo
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re: My 4 yr old niece is being prescribed ADHD medication


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I take 40mg Vyvanse now...and I cant even imagine 70mg....WOW. Especially for a smaller person.


I'm pretty big, and I'm 70mg. It's a large dose for me, and I frequently mix the capsule powder in water to drink half of it in the morning and half later. I cannot imagine a child on that dosage. It gives me bad anxiety sometimes.

Also, my fricking god. Who diagnosed her with ADHD? I would diagnose her as being fricking 4.






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tiggerthetooth
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I'm pretty big, and I'm 70mg. It's a large dose for me, and I frequently mix the capsule powder in water to drink half of it in the morning and half later.


Really? Thats an interesting way to take it...I've never thought about taking it that way. I try to make sure it hits me in the thick of the day, so I try to take mine between 11am-1pm, then it wears off about 5pm-7pm I guess is when I start to feel less awake.






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iliveinabox
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sell them bitches





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BROffshoreTigersWife
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When I taught second grade, there was a first grader whose mom gave him Mountain Dew and No Doze. That poor kid looked like he was going to explode and go crazy. Teachers had to hold his hand when walking down the halls or he would wander off.





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tiggerthetooth
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When I taught second grade, there was a first grader whose mom gave him Mountain Dew and No Doze. That poor kid looked like he was going to explode and go crazy. Teachers had to hold his hand when walking down the halls or he would wander off.


Should have notified CPS.






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mups
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re: My 4 yr old niece is being prescribed ADHD medication


The school year just started. She is probably just adapting to a new environment. Plus if she is in the younger group in the class, it will take her longer to adapt. Meds is the easy way out. The teacher should have some type of reward system that encourages sitting still and paying attention. You can't get mad at then though. Just politely talk to them about reconsidering their choice.





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BROffshoreTigersWife
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They didn't do much. I taught on a military base, counselors called CPS quite often, for him and other kids.


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tiggerthetooth
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They didn't do much. I taught on a military base, counselors called CPS quite often.


Poor child.






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CottonWasKing
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The school year just started. She is probably just adapting to a new environment. Plus if she is in the younger group in the class, it will take her longer to adapt. Meds is the easy way out. The teacher should have some type of reward system that encourages sitting still and paying attention. You can't get mad at then though. Just politely talk to them about reconsidering their choice.


Oh I might not SHOULD get mad but believe me I damn sure CAN. This is bullshite






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ColdDuck
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re: My 4 yr old niece is being prescribed ADHD medication


I was anti-medicine until my son got on it... so all you frickers better stop judging until you need it. My kid went from constantly being in trouble at school to being the smartest in his grade, then skipped a grade because he was way advanced (and the youngest), won the spelling bee, had the highest score in the whole school for the reading program, aced all the end of year exams, and was one of the top players on his little league baseball team that won the local championship.

I have another kid that was fine, but the medicine works. Only negative is that he is now smarter than me.






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