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Tiffany1973
Tiffany1973
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I read somewhere a while back on someones post that they were using a supplement along with their ADHD meds and that it was working really well...

I forgot the name of it and wanted to get some for my daughter to try...

Help!

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Rulene

I know of Intuni but haven’t tried it yet. Check into that.

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Tiffany1973
Tiffany1973
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I'll look at it...but this started with an M...

I screenshotted it bit deleted by accident i guess because I can't find it...thanks

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CKariya

Could it be Vayarin?

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ng24
ng24
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Vayarin is what we use to supplement with the Adderall XR

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Saking
Saking
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How has your experience been with Vayarin?

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Eclecticentric77

Hi there, I have spoken to multiple people on here about helpful supplements to take along with stimulant ADHD medication. Not sure if you saw this on one of my posts, but I take and recommend two supplements that start with the letter "m". Magnesium (chelated form), really helpful when paired with stimulant medication, and Melatonin (300mcg) 6hr release, in order to get a good solid night with multiple deep stages of sleep, which is not as easy to do when taking stimulant medication.

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1279

Hi my son pediatrician put him on that 2 months ago he was having terrible headaches so immediately took him off and put him on methylphenidate as known for Ritalin and as been doing well everyone body works different but it won't hurt to talk to the doctor about

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JoyousExpectation

What was causing terrible headaches? Was it melatonin or magnesium?

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Halem1982

I’ve taken all the supplements on your list and I haven’t noticed a difference in anything.

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Eclecticentric77

I'm sorry to hear that. Some people need higher doses of either medication or supplements sometimes to really feel the effects. The order in which you take supplements is also extremely important, I have a post I made of the exact order I take my supplements incase you're interested. I read your bio and saw that you needed to take 2 stimulants (vyvanse and provigil) in order to obtain helpful benefits for the condition. This leads me to assume that you might need higher doses of certain supplements. Also that you will need a really strong Antioxidant to fight off all the oxidation from stimulant use. I have had to do trial and error with multiple supplements and different doses of those supplements. We also have to keep in mind that the subtype of ADHD we have is also an immensely important factor. I am a full on Inattentive Type; I am not hyperactive at all, do not like to socialize, prefer to be alone and create or explore something profoundly. I only need a very low dose of a stimulant, 10mg 2x a day and I'm set. Anything more and I feel I'd turn into Woody Woodpecker and Gogo Dodo. Someone who is a Hyperactive or Combined type is going to be very different from an Inattentive type like myself, and will usually need a higher dose of certain supplements and/or medication. I have family members who are combined types who need sometimes double or triple what I take in order to feel the effects of something. If you are interested I recommend you do the following things.

1. Read my post on the order in which I take my supplements if you haven't already, and give it a try if you'd like.

2. Take Magnesium (chelated form) AFTER you take your medication, it will strengthen the absorption of the medication, it can cause some irritability so be mindful of that.

3. I highly recommend you take R-Alpha Lipoic Acid if you haven't already. This was a newer one I added I believe a month or two ago, and I'm not sure if you saw it or not. This is the one supplement that has made my medication feel fresh and like the earlier months. The reason is because this supplement is one of the most potent antioxidants out there, and stimulant medication causes a large amount of oxidation (not to mention when you take 2 stimulants). Your body will need some good solid antioxidants. Also it helps by boosting Acetycholine, a neurotransmitter people with ADHD lack that causes a lot of the problems we have (I have a post about this too incase you are interested in reading it. I take 100mg of it from the "Jarrow Formulas" company, they have a 300mg option incase 100mg is too little. Hope this helps

Here is the link again, incase you need it. docs.google.com/document/d/...

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Halem1982

That actually makes sense. For some reason I have a really high tolerance for most medications. Also, I’m sure my history with drug about didn’t help my situation. When I relapsed in 2013, I had an extreme amount of cognitive damage to the point where it would take me an hour to do something as easy as ordering a pizza. I think the drug abuse in addition to the crazy amount of stress I had from basically living a double life for 1.5 years resulted in more impairments than the first 5 years I used drugs, when I wasn’t trying to pretend I was sober and I literally had nothing of importance going for me. Also, it’s not just stimulants I have a high tolerance to. I had surgery in Jan 2017 and I was in the hospital for 3 days, and they had me on the max amount of morphine the dr would allow and I was wide awake and still in pain. By the second day they were giving me morphine and Benadryl together, and that barely made me able to relax.

I am extremely inattentive too. I’ve never been hyper at all. In fact, I can’t remember one day in my whole life where I’ve wanted to get out of bed. I have a pretty high metabolism which I also think contributes to some medications not working, but I don’t know how accurate that is?

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Eclecticentric77

Wow, that certainly explains why perhaps some of the lower doses of medication and supplements were not achieving the desired effect. Taking magnesium after ingesting medication and/or supplements will cause your stomach to absorb the effects of each much stronger. Another alternative some people who have high tolerances to supplements is to take supplements that cross the blood brain barrier. Supplements that do this go straight to the source and usually feel much stronger.

if you're interested, I would check out this guy's page. He goes in-depth as to what supplement options there are for the issues people with ADHD face. The supplements I take are taken each for specific reasons, but thankfully there are a variety of options for each of those with different dosages as well. A list of supplements that a person takes daily is known as a nootropic stack. Unfortunately it takes quite some time due to trial and error and seeing what works and does not in order for that nootropic stack to be complete (it's a work in progress). I recommend you see which supplements in my list you can switch in order to gain more positive results, or you yourself can also create your very own nootropic stack. The website link I'm going to give you also speaks about what to look for when creating or adding to your ADHD nootropic stack. Hope this helps

nootropicsexpert.com/

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Halem1982

I will look into that and I just took the magnesium with my other meds. The bottle says to take with food and I never eat breakfast. I wish there was a dna test for supplements.

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Asroddy

Probably L-theanine

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JoyousExpectation

There is a book called finally focused by a dr. James greenblatt. The book recommends different supplements for various reasons and includes supplements that help with adhd medication side effects. I am reading it now and find it very easy to read and understand. I highly recommend. Adhd meds make my daughter tic so the recommendation is to start a magnesium supplement. We just strated. The Pediatrian agreed it can help with ticcing. We shall see! I would love to know what others think of the book.

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anirush

Several people on here have mentioned using Vayarin, a high Mega 3 supplement. It is prescription only. My grandson's on it.

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LISASHIRA

vayarin?

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