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Appetite Stimulant For Kids
+ by -: ...Meaning "addition by subtraction". By reducing "hyper" activity, and subduing some impulsiveness, the patient is more apt to be under their own self control, and essentially make informed, beneficial choices -- rather than just react excessively to various stimuli. There's more to it than this, but to me, this it the basic functional effect of most so-called non-stimulants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The basics: The basic issue with ad/adhd is thought to be the inability to screen out external stimulus form reaching the thinking processes. The stimulants "turn on" a better screening center to eliminate the distracting inputs and allow a greater ability to focus and/or control activity overflow.At higher doses it often slows the kid and makes them sleepy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically quite good: Stimulants are by far the most thoroughly studied medications used to treat a child psychiatric disorder. 65-85% of the time, they markedly decrease key symptoms of inattention, poor focus, impulsivity, & hyperactivity. They work quickly but also wear off daily. Side effects are well known, dose-related, & for most kids tolerable. Sadly, they do not "cure" adhd, nor are they the whole answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: Generally, there is no problem using probiotics when taking stimulants. However, if the probiotics acidify the stomach (like citrus does) then the medication may not work as well. ...Read more
I'm very skinny weight 99lbs being 5'6 with a very little appetite for food. I am looking for a really good appetite stimulant , any recommendations?
Visit your doctor: Before discussing treatment options, it is often best to figure out WHY you do not have an appetite. Please consider a visit to your doctor to discuss this issue. If everything checks out, then sometimes we use small doses of certain anti-histamines to start with such as vistaril. NEVER big doses of these medicines, and never more than recommended. Best wishes ...Read more
Hi. Is there any medical advise you can give me to improve my 11-year old son's appetite? There is no appetite stimulant here in canada. Thank you.
Evaluate: Your son should be assessed by his primary care doc to determine how his weight has changed over development. This discussion will provide a path to determine causes and treatment. ...Read more
Remeron dosage for appetite stimulant? Currently receives Remeron 15 mg daily PO. Lost 13# in 1 month. How much would you recommend for appetite stimu
How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine? I don't eat!!
Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine. Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more
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