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alright till age of 13 after that i began to experience adhd

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i am suffering from Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder,auditory processing disorder and tic disorder and i am under medication. i have been consuming atomoxetine from the past 6 months.i am able to feel the effect of the medicine but the effect is destroyed within a short period of time. i have also taken higher doses but no effect i want to know what is the destruction factor??? one of the most unusual facts is that i was alright till the age of 13 and only after that i began to experience adhd symptoms so is this adhd or some other disorder plz help me

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replied October 30th, 2011
ADD and ADHD Answer A28048
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Although stimulants are the first line of treatment for ADHD and is a drug approved for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but you should not increase the dose on your own and get the dose changed only under a psychiatrist's guidance. Otherwise there is a risk of overdosage which may cause somnamlence, agitation, hyperactivity, abnormal behavior and gastrointestinal symptoms. The mean elimination half-life of atomoxetine after oral administration is 5.2 hours.

You may also find that psychotherapy will also help a lot in your case.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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