This may help anyone with ADD or ADHD...

Several friends and family members have children with ADD/ADHD and found this to work. Without medication...
COFFEE! 2 cups in the evening hour, calms the overactive brain and the underlying cause of add or adhd. This sounds rediculus, but try it. I am against medicine for this, and believe alot of cases of add and adhd are merely LOD- (Lack of Discipline) but besides that.. These kids were healthy otherwise, and a cup of coffee in the morning, one in the afternoon or evening, balanced out greatly. this is also noted in ancient medicine for "brain restlessness" So before the medicine, try this first.. It really has helped with the families I know. Including my nephew who was ruled Severly ADHD and on 5 medicines... Hes now healthy and productive, and no medicine!!
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replied September 18th, 2012
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I am on a blog with other mothers whose children have been on Vyvanse. I have even called my son's doctor about VYVANSE. Please get off that darn drug as soon as you can. You have no idea the damage it will do to your brain. One mother said her son has been on Vyvanse a number of years and he is totally schizophrenic and nothing, and I mean nothing helps to stop the voices he hears continually. I was telling my son about it (and my son was on it only on school days for 15 months) and he said that he hears voices too and thinks it is a good thing. I asked him what is so good about hearing voices. He said it makes him stop and think about what he is doing. There is going to be a big court case over this medicine in the future and I would urge all of you to keep track of how long you have been on this Vyvanse because it is not going to be a pretty sight when the litigation starts on this new-fangled drug. Sure like we want to be SCHIZOPHRENIC too. ADD is bad enough as it is. Try an older, more established drug. Never take something that is brand new for God's sake. Unless it has been out for many years, you can never truly know the side effects. Get off that darn Vyvanse before you hear voices as well. Yes I am ADD as well, my father was too, and my elder brother who were given nothing for their ADD and were able to make a way in life. Please throw out your Vyvanse before you start hearing voices too! I love crystalized ginger and it made an A student out of me, so go find something hot, whether you like ginger, hot peppers or curry and that will help your mind out better than any drug can!!~~!
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replied December 26th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Coffee has stimulant properties and it can alert the RES to some extent but using it as remedy may ulcerate your gastric mucosa for frequent use. Consult your psychiatrist and let them devise a full plan for you.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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replied January 10th, 2019
As well as reducing stress, regular mindfulness meditation can help you to better resist distractions, lower impulsivity, improve your focus, and provide more control over your emotions.
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