If you have a child who is being treated for symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you probably wonder if it is possible to find ADHD meds without side effects.
While there are some ADHD medications with less side effects than others, it is difficult to treat the condition without negative effects. The most common medications used to treat ADHD include Aderall, Strattera, Ritalin and Concerta. Many children experience one or more side effects from these medications. Common side effects include nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, stomach pain, nausea, headache and dry mouth.
The symptoms of ADHD interfere significantly with a child’s academic and social skills. Children with ADHD have difficulty concentrating, are often not able to follow directions or pay attention to detail, are disorganized, fidget and move around often. They may also become distracted easily and may have frequent temper tantrums and outbursts.
ADHD Medications are often effective in managing some of the symptoms, but not all of them. The drugs used to treat ADHD help children to concentrate, control impulsive behavior and plan ahead. However, even with medications, many children with ADHD still have emotional problems. Medications are also not very effective in dealing with awkwardness, forgetfulness and problems with organizing thoughts and activities.
Medications by themselves are not the only way to treat ADHD. There are treatments that can be used along with medications, and there are also natural alternatives to prescription ADHD meds without the side effects. Counseling and behavior management are sometimes helpful, and diet, exercise and good sleeping habits can help as well.
ADHD Meds Without Side Effects Do Not Exist…
But fortunately, homeopathic remedies can be used in place of ADHD medications. Several homeopathic remedies have been shown to effectively treat symptoms ranging from excitability to compulsivity. One example is a substance called hyoscyamus.
In a study of homeopathic treatment for ADHD, hyoscyamus appeared to reduce excitability, disruptive behavior, the tendency toward sudden outbursts and involuntary twitching and grimacing. In other words, it has a calming effect on hyperactive children.
Another example of a homeopathic remedy that can be used instead of ADHD medications is arsen iod. Arsen iod seems to suppress irritability and balance temper when a child is faced with a frustrating situation. Many children with ADHD react to frustration with temper tantrums, but if the feeling of frustration is balanced, temper tantrums can often be avoided.
A third homeopathic product, verta alb, has been shown to stabilize emotions and calm nerves, giving the child the ability to manage internal struggles without exhibiting symptoms of ADHD that can interfere with the ability to function.
As you can see there are natural options available and parents are getting very good results with them.
It is a fact that traditional ADHD meds without side effects do not exist… yet; and even if there were ADHD medications with less side effects – still your child would be at risk.
BrightSpark, for example, is a homeopathic formula that has shown to be quite effective, and which you may want to investigate as a safe option for your child. If you would like to learn more about this safe, advanced homeopathic formula, and see what other parents are saying about it…
Wishing all the best and we hope this helps you,
Momma from St. Louis MO
Mam2498 from Jobstown, NJ
After a year of suspicions that my son had ADHD primarily lack of focus, attention, easily distracted and constantly on the go our dr. confirmed it. As he is only 6, I educated myself on the types and side effects associated with stimulant medicine but decided against it. I had been searching, learning about alternative/suplements and came across Native Remedies – exactly what I was looking for!
After making major changes in his daily routine; including his teacher we just could not see a significant difference in his attention/focus. After being on Bright Spark 3 weeks his teacher emailed asking if anything was happening at home; ‘he’s been a hard worker this week, staying focused’ – Woo Hoo! He is also able to sit longer, complete more of his homework after school without a meltdown. The pills are small and my sons chews them up w/ no problem. We are continuing and also trying the Focus Formula next month.
helpmyboypls – from seattle,WA
my son, 8, has always been hyper and he gets these impulses to hit his brother/sister on the head out of the blue for no reason at all. I was having a hard time with him listening at home but also was able to see that it was not him defying me it was something else going on. I talked to my husband and he did not want to hear anything I had to say. He insisted he was a defiant child. He came home with a report card saying he was not able to focus, he didn’t listen to instructions…after listening to my husband scolding my son much to harshly I decided I needed to help my son.
His teacher had mentioned that she thought maybe he was unable to control some of this. I even told my husband this but he refuses to understand that ADHD/ADD are an actual legit problem some kids have, he insists that it is an elective condition that a child chooses and has to LEARN to fix by being punished. I ordered bright spark. My son is on a special tally sheet system at school he has been coming home with really good scores. He sometimes only needs one reminder in the morning and one in the afternoon which equate to a tally. He is so happy that he is doing better! and I am too!!!