... have an adverse reaction and it makes him act out more? Seems everytime we go up on his dose to help, it makes it worse
29 Nov 2009
Yes, that is a common effect for certain types of ADD. In a book I read called "Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program that allows you to see and heal the 6 Types of ADD" by Daniel Amen he explains that there's actually 6 types of ADD and each of them react differently to certain meds and tells which meds and supplements work for each type. It also talks about parenting kids with ADD and nutrition. I found it very informative and I would recommend it.
Here's a link to the website that explains each type:
According to the website people with Type 4 ADD generally react worse when they take a stimulant (like Adderrall) alone. They recommend pairing it with an antiseizure medication like neurontin or Klonopin. You could try that out and see if he responds better.
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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