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Hi!  I'm new to this community and could really use some advise.  I have a 6 year old son who is showing signs of ADHD.  His school wants me to have him evaluated by a professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.  But, I'm unable to get an appointment for a few months.  
I went on the internet to find some 'home remedies' and I found an OTC called Synaptol.   Has anyone heard of this or used it?  I'm trying to find out as much info as I can before I purchase it and give it to my son.
I need some real answers here.  Anyone's help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!


I am kind of a supplement freak, and when I heard of priracetam, I knew I had to try it. Not only is it neuro protective, but it can also help aid the reverse of damage caused by things such as amphetamines (which we ADDers often love so much), alcohol, dementia, and other ailments. It also improves spacial intelligence.

I have been on Adderall XR for about 5 years now. I never thought anything else could help me focus and "make me smarter." This stuff is fairly inexpensive, too, so that is a plus.

I HIGHLY recommend anyone with ADD/ADHD to try this supplement. It has worked wonders for me. :) I just had to share.
Hi all
I am from Kiev, Ukraine.
Who want to add as your friend. I'm keeping a diary in Russian. I know English, and German.
I write about everything that interested. Most writing about football, biathlon and other sports. Just about Ukraine, and travel.

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Hello All! My name is Melissa, and I'm a para-educator for a special ed department in a public high school. I'm part way through my master's degree and teaching certificate, and for one of my classes I'm doing some research on what people think about including multimedia and technology in instruction for students with IEPs, FSPs, and 504 plans. I'd really appreciate any and all participation in my project.

If you are the PARENT or GUARDIAN of a child with an IEP, FSP, or 504 plan, please fill out my short, anonymous survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9GMNBFP

If you are a STUDENT or a FORMER STUDENT with an IEP, FSP, or 504 plan, please fill out my short, anonymous survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9BTKGJF

If you are a certificated TEACHER, please fill out my short, anonymous survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/93NBY3D

Thank you so much for all your help!
Hi, I am writing an article about traveling to other countries (especially for study abroad) with learning disabilities or ADD/ADHD. I do not have an LD or ADD so I would love to hear from anyone who has been to a foreign country about whether there were any special considerations people with ADD have when overseas. Do you use assistive technology that can be used outside the US? Do you have any tips or strategies for others with traveling or studying abroad? Thanks!

Israel to allow OTC sell of ritalin?

Hi all,

I was sent this from a friend and was hoping someone could help me find a way to verify.


Apparently Israel has decided that ritalin should be allowed to be sold to pretty much anyone who wants it.  I don't know Hebrew, and have been having a hard time finding an original source for this information, as well as other specifics (i.e., some places I've seen say that you'd still need a prescription from a doctor, just that you wouldn't be required to have ADHD, and you'd still have to have regular check-ups, but this link says you wouldn't need a prescription at all).

Can anyone help me find a source on this?

Also, what are your thoughts?

Adderall XR headaches


I take 20 mg Adderal XR daily and keep getting terrible headaches in the evenings when I am "coming down." What's the best over the counter pain killer to use in this situation? Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin...?

Doing battle with the ADHD-industrial complex


By Katherine Ellison
Sunday, November 21, 2010


As the mother of a teenager who got a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 2004, I wasn't surprised to read the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that said the number of ADHD cases in children jumped by 22 percent between 2003 and 2007 - an increase of 1 million kids.

From the day my son started school, I've watched popular awareness of disabling distraction rise, to the point where it's easy to believe the CDC estimate that one in 10 U.S. children - a total of 5.4 million kids - now has ADHD, as reported by their families. This might even be positive news, in that at least some kids who need medical attention are getting it. Except for one problem. Growing along with those numbers is one of the most aggressive, lucrative, bewildering and often just plain useless sales forces humanity has ever seen - call it the ADHD-industrial complex.

Click here to read the rest of the article.


I hope this is allowed, if not I can delete it but any help or personal experience would be greatly appreciated :)

Back story of course... I had previously been taking Adderall XR for more or less 2 years (I've been diagnosed with add since I was 17, didn't start taking any medications till I was 19), the past September I started to have occasional days of bad anxiety, light headedness and high blood pressure. My Dr. prescribed xanax for the anxiety, which would help me sleep but couldn't help me during the day. Although I had never had any negative side-effects to adderall prior to this but the high blood pressure concerned me and he suggested Vyvanse. I have been on it for about a week now, and was overall doing fine, actually preferred it (30mg btw). Today around the afternoon I started to get, kind of floaty headed, at least that is the best way I can describe it. I wasn't exactly all there and my internal thinking seemed slower. I've been home since because I feel uneasy about driving but the feeling tends to come and go. Is this normal? I know Vyvanse is relatively new so I am having a difficult time finding personal experiences similar to this online.

My second question, although far less important, is acne common with Vyvanse? I have always had clear skin but recently I've started developing cystic acne that actually is pretty painful as far as zits go. 

Hi there, I'm creeping through here because my daughter has been diagnosed with inattentive type ADD and I guess I have to say I don't understand. I myself am completely scatterbrained so I guess she could have inherited it from me, but how do you know for sure when someone has it?

One thing I know for sure is she is completely disorganized and when I ask her a question more often than not I have to repeat myself before I get an answer.....

I have alot of well meaning people in my life who say that ADD can be a symptom of watching too much television or playing too many video games.

What is your opinion on medication and seeing a psychologist? Should I be forcing her to go to one if she really doesn't want too? This discussion may be pointless because I think I wasted the doctor's time when I maybe hadn't accepted the diagnoses. He said wait two months and if I feel at that point she needs medications make an appointment otherwise keep on trucking.

Any answers would be appreciated.