Medications? Tenex? Ativan?

Lindsay - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone! I was just wondering has anyone had a child be treated for ADHD with Tenex? It's normally used to treat high blood pressure but my sons doctor wants to use tenex oppose to a stimulant because he has a lot of symptoms similar to Bipolar and they said giving him a stimulant could make him manic. He's also taking Ativan at night because he has problems staying in R.E.M sleep. Has anyone had any luck with this?

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April - posted on 08/22/2009

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My son took Tenex for a while, but it was not doing much for him so they changed him to Metadate. I saw no side effects from the Tenex. My son is also on celexa for anxiety.

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Melissa - posted on 08/24/2009

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I do know of an all-natural supplement for ADD/ADHD as well as one for depression/anxiety that helps my sister with bipolar. I like offering other options for others. I am not totally against medication, but it didn't work for my son, husband and sister, so we found another option for all.

Cindy - posted on 08/21/2009

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I took my 8 year old daughter to a psyciatrist today and he said that she has bipolar and adhd. He said he wants to work on the bipolar 1st. He prescribed risperdal and I was wondering if there is a lot of side effects that I should worry about. If any one can tell me anything good or bad would a lot! My sister keeps trying to tell me to do things natraul, but I have been dealing with the mood swings for 4 years and it's just getting worse. If any one can tell if you can deal with bipolar with natraul things I would really appreciate it!

Angie - posted on 08/21/2009

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My 6 year old stepson is currently taking tenex and risperdal because he has bipolar disorder in addition to ADHD.



To be honest, it doesn't really help him. The stimulants like adderall and ritalin worked for a few hours (even the long lasting ones), but now he may as well be on no medication at all.



It may help your child, but if he's got bipolar tendencies he may need a mood stabilizer.

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