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jaylucky

222d

How bad/unhealthy is adhd medication for your physical health (if at all) and/or what's the safest/most gentle option? I don't really know how medication works but I'm thinking about maybe getting prescribed for adhd meds of some kind and I want to know how bad/not bad they are for your health, I guess. My family and I are all very into only using natural products and eating more natural, healthy foods so we don't even use like advil or Tylenol or anything like that ever, and both my mom and sister have had bad experiences with certain meds before and I know I tend to be sensitive to pretty much anything in general, so I'm a just bit worried. Like if it'd be too strong for me or make me feel bad or maybe have long lasting effects on my physical health or something. I don't know, maybe I'm just being paranoid, but if anyone has any info on this at all, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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    • Taytertotxo

      188d

      Concerta helped me so much! I'm on 54 mg as I took it when I was younger but stopped from 2015-2023 to try an alternative as I was diagnosed with GAD. Also tried strattera, however this non stimulant alternative didn't work for me and I scraped through school. CONCERTA helps me with emotional regulation and I am happier and somewhat more focused because of it. I'm also in 10 mg lexapro and I feel that this is a good balance. If you wish to try concerta, speak to your doctor and maybe start at 18 or 36 mg.

    • Taytertotxo

      188d

      Concerta helped me so much! I'm on 54 mg as I took it when I was younger but stopped from 2015-2023 to try an alternative as I was diagnosed with GAD. Also tried strattera, however this non stimulant alternative didn't work for me and I scraped through school. CONCERTA helps me with emotional regulation and I am happier and somewhat more focused because of it. I'm also in 10 mg lexapro and I feel that this is a good balance. If you wish to try concerta, speak to your doctor and maybe start at 18 or 36 mg.

    • Marb

      220d

      Adderall works so well for me, but it's a hit and miss for some. No long-term effects have been found through research, though!

      • jaylucky

        220d

        @Marb hm, yeah I know a lot of people take that one so that makes sense, thanks!

        • Marb

          218d

          @jaylucky I know stimulant medications aren't found to cause long-term effects; however, I did have hypotension with intuniv. It's always good to get your vitals checked as ADHD medications target the CNS! Hope this helps :)

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"Some people have reported side effects from ADHD medications, but it's also noted that these medications can help individuals with ADHD function better. It's often a process of trial and error to find the right medication and dosage that works best for an individual. Some people have found success with Strattera, which is non-stimulant, while others have been helped by stimulants like Adderall. However, everyone's body reacts differently to medication, so it's important to work closely with a healthcare provider to monitor any potential side effects or issues."

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