Angelacawein

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  • in reply to: Stimulants vs Non Stimulants #127323
    Angelacawein
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    Has the doctor requested a genomind swab test? They use Genecept results to look for the most effective and tolerable dosages of treatments for ADHD. “This type of test is essential because each person’s genetic code is unique. Several genes dictate how medication is processed in the body, how effective medicine may be, and whether the patient could be at risk for side effects.” My daughter and son have had this test with positive results.

    Genetic Testing for ADHD Patients From Genomind Can Help Them Get Better

    Several years ago my oldest son, he is 28 years old now. I have four kids two of them are adults and still have a son and daughter at home. They all have been diagnosed ADHD. Anyway my oldest son started having hallucinations. In my son’s case he was taking to much medication. When a person is taking to much medication, stimulates, it produces to much dopamine in the brain. Which can cause hallucinations, hearing voices, … Long story short, I cut back on his medication and I got my little boy back. He made it though school and graduated. He is married and has a little boy of his own. My grandson is 3 years old and he acts just like my son did.

    in reply to: Struggling Once Again #127329
    Angelacawein
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    I read your post and I am impressed, you are a smart girl! You made me realize somethings about myself that I also feel. The presumption of guilt, is that an ADHD thing? I also feel that and it makes me feel depressed.
    I am a 49 year old woman with 4 children. I have been through a lot and have seen plenty. I remember being your age and looking back now, if I had listened to my parents, others, I would have saved myself a lot of headaches. I don’t know why I want to tell you this because only a few people know. This happened to me when I was 15 years old. I was in high school and like most kids wanted to be liked, fit in,….. These popular girls asked me to go out with them. I was so excited that they wanted me to hang out. They picked me up and we drove around. They wanted to go to this guys house, one of them was dating a guy that was there. I am thinking ok what could happen with a group of people. I will say that I was really shy and lacking social skills. There was a guy there that was highly liked and came from a good family. He seemed really nice and didn’t think anything bad of him. The girls I came with wanted to leave with guys and go pick up someone else. They said they were coming back. Long story short, I was raped, I said NO!!! He said he was sorry. I didn’t tell anyone. I blamed myself for years. I did something, lead him on, ………
    I want to say this to you. You are a very intelligent girl and seem more mature than I was at your age. I don’t think that whoever is saying you guys are not allowed together in a room. That they don’t trust you or think that you are going to made a bad choice. It is more of a protect thing.
    I have a niece she is 21 years old now and in the Navy. I can’t tell you how many times I heard stuff about her from my older boys. She had some girl and boy friends that she hung around. We were very close and we talked about everything. Some of her guy friends said things that weren’t true. Of course being in school the gossip gets around. I saw one of these friends at Wall-Mart one day, confronted him about what was said. He denied saying it, of course, but the damage was done.

    in reply to: More accommodating of bullies than kids with ADHD #127312
    Angelacawein
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    I was sitting here really upset with our school system and read your post. I really don’t get what or where they get some of their “rules” from. I do know how you feel, all 3 of my boys are ADHD. I knew when I got a call from the school one of them did something to get in trouble. The older they got the less calls I received. I honestly feel that once they are labeled a troubled child. If something happens your child is the first one they look at. My youngest son is 16 years old. When he was in elementary school he was in the principal’s office, it seemed like weekly. There were times when my son got blamed for things he didn’t do. I know this because my son wasn’t afraid to say, how it was. He went to middle school and I never received a call. He is now a sophomore in high school and I still haven’t gotten a call. I ran into his elementary principal a few years ago. He asked me how my son was doing and I said to him, he is doing great and I haven’t gotten any calls from the principal. His comment to me was good, it must be the teachers. The teachers made all the difference. He walked away and I just stood there, thinking about what he said. About the bullies in school. My son has told me and even some of my son’s friends. They are afraid of telling on a bully. They have seen a student tell on a bully and the bully bullies that student even more. Now that they are in high school, it is not uncommon for a bully to hit another student for telling. My son has said to me if he gets hit, he isn’t going to just let the kid keep hitting him, he will fight back. Our school system rules are if you get into fight doesn’t matter who started it or what it is about. Both students are expelled from school. Another one of their wonderful rules I don’t get is a student is only allowed 10 absent days a year. Doesn’t matter if they are excused with a doctor’s note or unexcused. After that CPS, police, prosecutors office are called. I could see a problem if the student is skipping school but if they are really sick. Doesn’t make any sense to me.

    in reply to: ADHD DOCUMENTARY – Looking for participants #124969
    Angelacawein
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    I am a parent with ADHD and have 4 kids with ADHD. I still have two children at home, my son 16 years old, diagnosed and medicated at age 2. I have a daughter age 8 years old, diagnosed at age 6 and on medication. I also have two son’s that are adults now that are ADHD and diagnosed at age 5 years. My oldest son is 28 years old and the other one is 25. I have dealt with ADHD children, medication, counselling, school system, for the past 23 years. I must say that it hasn’t been easy but knowing what I went through as a child growing up, wasn’t going to let that happen to my kids.

    Angelacawein
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    I have dealt with this since insurance wouldn’t cover brand anymore. I have to get my two kids and myself Adderall every month. The doctor can write which manufacture works best on script but they sometimes forget to. What you can do to make sure that you get the right kind. Tell the pharmacy what works for you. They will put it in your profile and only fill your medication with that manufacture. I have done that for myself and my kids. We can only take Impax Generics. We all got Teva manufacture one month and it was horrible. I told our doctors, the pharmacy and filed a commplaint with company and FDA.

    Angelacawein
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    Call your doctor and tell them what you are experiencing. They should be able to give you another prescription. Good luck

    in reply to: Is it okay to take two 5mg Adderall IR #117077
    Angelacawein
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    I agree with the above post, you should discuss this with your doctor. More than likely he will increase your dose. 5mg isn’t that much, usually isn’t a problem to take 10.

    in reply to: Feeling Defeated #116955
    Angelacawein
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    It might take awhile to find the right medication that works for you. Although medication does help it isn’t a fix all solution. Counselling would be another thing to consider. Have you told your wife how you feel? It always helps if you have some support from family. Just try to have a positive attitude, I believe things happen for reasons.

    Angelacawein
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    First of all, I feel for both of you. It is heart breaking when you have a child that hates school. My daughter, she is 8 years old was diagnosed at the end of the school year last year. She had been struggling since kindergarten and hated school. I had a heck of a time getting her to school. She didn’t want to go, said she was sick, cried, had melt downs, ect… I have a lot of experience with ADHD children, both types and I knew she had it. She started taking Adderall right before the last grading period last year. She brought her grades from almost failing to making the A-B honor roll. Her second grade year, she has made the honor roll all year. All A’s and 1 B. She went from hating school to wanting to go to school even on the weekends. She is upset that there is a summer break. Go figure. Not sure how things will be with her this summer but plan on keeping her busy. I do understand not wanting to give medication to a young child, I felt the same way. I am not a doctor but just from what you have said, I really feel she would do so much better with medication. It would be a small dose, like 5 mg and see if things improve. You can always quit taking it but worth a try.

    in reply to: 6 year old wets herself daily #116561
    Angelacawein
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    She should never be punished for this. There could be several reasons that are not medical. Emotional problems, I have seen kids do this with a dysfunctional home life. She should see a therapist to talk to there could be things that she can’t discuss with you.

    in reply to: High Calorie Shake Supplement #116477
    Angelacawein
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    For some kids when they take a stimulate they don’t eat as much and lose weight. If they keep losing weight they will quit giving the medication. I give my kids vitamins and there was a time when I gave them carnation breakfast, comes in powder or plastic bottles and gives them what they need. You mix the powder kind with milk or can even put in a milk shake. I haven’t heard of Odwella fruit smoothie but I am sure its the same concept.

    Angelacawein
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    I had this happen to me over a month ago. I called my doctor, they said bring in the rest of my pills to them and would give me another script. I have been on Adderall XR for 8 years. I was taking brand for 5 and generic for the past 3. I received the Actavis/Teva they were blue pills with white beads. I have never felt so horrible, severe headache, felt like I was in a fog, severe tiredness, couldn’t drive. My daughter takes Adderall XR too. She was given the Actavis/Teva came home from school complaining that medication didn’t work and was so tired, headache. The second day got an email from teacher asking if something was wrong at home or if my daughter had forgotten to take her medication for the past two days. She was upset and wanted me to call her doctor to get the kind she has been taking for over a year. I called her doctor told her and she called in another prescription that day. It wasn’t a problem but insurance wouldn’t pay for it so paid out of pocket.

    in reply to: Spouse pretend I'm "normal" to his family #116475
    Angelacawein
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    If it were me, I would call his mother and ask her to dinner at my house or to a restaurant some where. If you don’t feel comfortable with that have your man call and you both have his parents over or go some where. I would tell her how I really felt. Honestly I think you could explain it better than he could. I am sure his family is thinking all kinds of stuff. You can’t really be mad at him as I am sure even though you have told him what to say, he might be afraid that he might explain it wrong? I really think if you explain to his parents or whomever they will understand and not think its them.

    in reply to: 4 year with ADHD #116349
    Angelacawein
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    I have been through this 4 times, I have 4 kids with ADHD. My two oldest boys are adults now and on their own but I still have a son and a daughter at home. I will say that I had more trouble with my boys. They were so hyper, impulsive, fearless, there were many times I thought I would end up in a padded room, locked up some where. I have read at least 18 books on ADHD, several parenting books, have countless hours in therapy with my kids. I tried the diet, kept them active in sports or some kind of activity. That did help to wear them out. It was when they didn’t have anything to do that would get them into trouble. I didn’t see any change until they were on medication. I have a grandson that is 3 years old and he is having a lot of problems. Problems at daycare with bad behavior. Not to mention he is non-stop destructive. He goes into a room and it looks like a tornado hit, 10 min later. He told me he was hungry, not a problem Nanny will get you something to eat. He knows, has been here so much, he sits at the table to eat. He can’t sit there more than a minute. He starts to get up and I say sit down and eat. I know I say this to him 10 or more times. There have been times he says oh yeah I forgot I am eating. I have talked to him about his behavior at daycare. I have asked him why he did something and he will tell me he knows its not nice. He can’t control himself it just happens. I have no doubt that things won’t get better with him until he is on medication.

    in reply to: Is This Illegal? #116223
    Angelacawein
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    When my oldest son was diagnosed at age 5, he started taking Ritalin. When it wasn’t working like it did at first the doctor raised his dose. He started having tics, first it was motor tics but developed into voice tics. I was going to his school two or three times a week. I showed up one day went to his classroom, there was a desk outside the class. I heard my son’s voice down the hall. I found out that he had been out there every day they were in school. I spoke to the teacher and was told the other students couldn’t do their work or learn with my son making noises in the classroom. The teacher also said that if she had another student like my son, she would retire. They ended up putting him in special education. I am a mother of 4 kids with ADHD, tourettes, ODD, I do understand the teachers side but also the students.
    At the beginning of the school year, I go and meet my kids teachers. I explain that they are ADHD and take medication. I tell them my cell number and email address and tell them if there are any problems at school. Please let me know. If there are any changes in medication or whatever I called the teacher or email them. Since then I have had no problems with the teacher or the school.

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