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my 12 yr old is on adderal, does anyone know of side effects and are they serious?

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Asked by sugarbear1962 at 11:09 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • It is a form of speed and it pretty much helps them slow down, they may have loss of appetti ( spelled wrong) may have sucidal thoughts and increase aggression... ( my mom foster boy was on it for a year)

    Answer by Claudiomom at 11:11 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • loss of appetite

    Answer by Lipstk713 at 11:11 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • All I know about adderall is that we used to buy them in college to stay awake. I would tell you to keep the pills away from him and give him his doses, but since he is only 12 I'm sure that won't be a problem ... but I've heard crazier things before!

    Answer by kaylan010 at 11:12 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • fast or pounding heartbeat
    shortness of breath
    chest pain
    excessive tiredness
    slow or difficult speech
    dizziness or faintness
    weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
    motor tics or verbal tics
    believing things that are not true
    feeling unusually suspicious of others
    hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
    mania (frenzied or abnormally excited mood)
    aggressive or hostile behavior
    changes in vision or blurred vision
    blistering or peeling skin

    swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, or throat

    difficulty breathing or swallowing


    Answer by Claudiomom at 11:14 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • what else have you tried?
    i am just thinking, maybe no processed foods, no food dyes, low sugar, high veggies?
    have you looked into the add/ adhd groups?

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:18 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

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