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Live Chat With Dr. Sherri: "Beyond ADHD Medication"

Dr. Sherri speaks online with live chat afterwards for answers to your questions:"Beyond ADHD Medication: 7 Tips to Helping the ADHD Child Who is Not Responding To Medication."

I wanted to let readers of my blog know that I will be hosting a free webinar with live chat afterwards to answer parent's questions Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. The webinar is titled: "Beyond ADHD Medication: 7 Tips to Helping the ADHD Child Who is Not Responding To Medication." Come learn from the comfort of your own home on your PC. I look forward to talking! For more information and announcements of future webinars, go to my Free Webinar page 

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Hi KMC, one last post-I know I'm probably annoying already with how many posts I am doing, but I am limited in space. I think your feedback has actually been really good for me. I do need to have some data on those results that people can see. I am going to begin to put that together in the next few weeks. There are many, many testing reports, so it will take some time. Thanks for bringing it up. I have been so used to having people just talk to each other, I really hadn't considered this. Sorry to make you read so much here and thanks again for the feedback!
Angel February 07, 2013 at 05:51 PM
I have been on many medications for ADHD since I was six, from adderall to stratera, and now concerta. I am 18 and I think I'm addicted to them. I wish I could go a day without them, but I don't feel right. my body has gotten so use to these pills, it dose not have a function without them. I'm scared, why don't the docters explain to me that I am going to become an adict. What do I do ? I have my life ahead of me
Angelica Boone February 07, 2013 at 05:52 PM
I have been on many medications for ADHD since I was six, from adderall to stratera, and now concerta. I am 18 and I think I'm addicted to them. I wish I could go a day without them, but I don't feel right. my body has gotten so use to these pills, it dose not have a function without them. I'm scared, why don't the docters explain to me that I am going to become an adict. What do I do ? I have my life ahead of me
Steve S. February 07, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Discuss this with your psychiatrist, they should be managing the meds and symptoms for you. Good luck.
Hi Angelica, I am sorry you are feeling like this and while some people find medication to be a real help, others are just not comfortable with it. Have you talked to your Doctor about how you feel and if he or she can recommend other directions or options? Since I don't know your whole history and am not an M.D. and usually ask people to make sure they make all medical decisions with their Medical Doctor or a Medical Doctor involved, I can't give you direct advice on your situation, but I will say that it's always ok to ask for a second opinion when you feel unsure of any recommendation. There are also Medical Doctors that prefer more natural lines of treatment, to contact as well. They focus more on lifestyle issues like diet, exercise, sleep, stress etc. I also focus in that direction. Generally Osteopaths are good in that way. Their degree is D.O. A very popular one in the Northwestern Suburbs of Illinois is Dr. Joseph Mercola. He is in Hoffman Estates and has a number of professionals working in his clinic, but by no means is he the only one. I just know of him through his writing about natural alternatives to many physical issues and as I also work in those directions, I read him often. I also work with processing issues such as multi-tasking, processing speed etc. that can also be worked on with exercises, and can create more proficient processing skills, but do not deal with physical symptoms. Hope some of this helps.

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