Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Getting good medical information
Re: Getting good medical information
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 23:43:36 -0700
As an adult with AD/HD that takes Adderall, I have to interject here
that people that have AD/HD and that take Adderall do not become
addicted to it. I sincerely doubt that what you observed was
withdrawl, which is not to say that it was a pleasant situation either.
Much more likely, it was probably what we call a rebound effect. All
of the stimulant medications as they wear off produce some level of
rebound, that is to say....they cause the symptoms of AD/HD to worsen
temporarily. Now when one is taking another dose soon, the effect is
usually mild. However, I think what you were seeing is simply an
unmedicated AD/HDer. I don't mean to make this sound like an easy
situation, because I know it isn't! Just didn't want anyone to get the
wrong picture. It is a medically proven, well-documented fact that
people with AD/HD do NOT get addicted to their stimulant medication
when it is taken as directed.
In fact, it sounds as if you just experience exactly the type of
situation that I developed my brochure to keep from happening!
Green River District
Chief Seattle Council
Chapter Coordinator of
South King County Children and Adults with Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
--- Kelly Parker <r13867@EMAIL.SPS.MOT.COM> wrote:
> I sent this to Ron Fox, and then thought I would
> forward it to the list as a whole.
I just had a real bad time where parents told me they were "weaning"
their son from Adderall. I thought
that meant no pills unless it reached a real need.
Turns out the weaning had just begun, and by Day 5 I had a kid in
withdrawal--he'd been getting 20-30
mg. per day and I cold-turkeyed him. Put him back on the pills and all
was okay again, thank God.
> Kelly Parker
> Firebird District Cub Roundtable Commissioner
> SM,Troop 110 CM, Pack 43(retired)
> Grand Canyon Council Wipala Wiki Lodge #432
> Phoenix, AZ "and a good ol' Eagle, too..."
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