What should be done to minimize the side effects of ADHD medications?

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      Ramzy
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      As we know, with every medication that is taken for the treatment of ADHD, some of the side effects comes along if meds not taken properly.

      So how could these side effects be minimized?

    • #167127
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      Minimizing side effects depends on the specific side effect. Here’s a list of potential side effects and how to minimize them:

      The 5 Most Common Med Side Effects — and Their Fixes

      ADHD Medication Side Effects No One Should Tolerate

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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      mitzimainer
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      The most important thing with any medication
      is to set yourself up for success. Primarily looking at your diet and making sure to exercise day. ADHD is a chemical imbalance in your brain so doing everything you can to raise up dopamine/serotonin levels daily sets you up for success. Dopamine levels are raised through exercise and serotonin levels through your diet. A minimum of 30-60 minutes of exercise. For serotonin levels making sure to eat plenty of fat including saturated fat is very beneficial to the brain. Second is protein and last carbs. Fat and protein should be the focus daily. They are your brain’s best friend.

      Good luck!

      Mitzi

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