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post #261 of 602
Heidi, I'm glad you like my term!

Isn't there some famous doctor who has information about what meds are appropriate for nursing mothers?

Sonia, you might ask your question over in the Breastfeeding thread, as well.

Best of luck, Pookel. Hope it works well.
post #262 of 602
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Originally Posted by gabysmom617 View Post
Hi:

Does anyone take ad/hd medication while nursing? I have two kids and was literally felt like I was drowning. I have problems finding dr.'s don't knee jerk to throwing up defenses to protect their own behinds and crack open a hale's book.
Hi! I had my sister look them up in her PDR. None of the ones I had any interest in trying were really safe unless I was majorly nonfunctional. Now, that was MY choice. . . A lot of them are firmly in the 'if-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks' category. As with everything else in life, justmake the best choice you can.



Hi and welcome pookel. . . Good Luck. . .




Oh, yeah, I majorly burned myself out. . . In. One. Day. I would like to crawl in a hole for oh, about year.
post #263 of 602
You can scan through Hale's book on Amazon.com. You have to sign into the website to do that and you can do a search for the drug name or whatever.

I looked up info on Concerta and it wasn't really that helpful... there just are not very many studies at all, but the indication was that it is fine-- I looked mainly considering my dd is 19 months and eats- I would be concerned about appetite suppression in a newborn, and possibly would recommend keeping track of young ones weight.

It's a hard call. I did a 2 day trial. Dr is now recommending a 2 week trial.

I certainly don't absolutely need to, so its a matter of assessing the risks, but its' sure hard to when the studies have only been done on a handful of cases.

heidirk: sorry about the burnout... I've been feelign that way too after getting our house ready to be put on the market. I was done doing last week. Hope you can work through the funk, or something exciting fun positive will bring you out(-:

Oh, anyone else see the ADHD 'quiz' that is on Facebook-- it has seemed to proliferate among the people I know. I took it, the questions are rather weird, totally a 'joke' quiz but I did get 'ADHD', which I decided was rather amusing. (Oh, it was called, what kind of crazy are you)


Jessica
post #264 of 602
Hey everyone, sorry I've been MIA, I've been reading just too busy/tired to post, lol.

My oldest ds, Trevor, turned 7 Tuesday!! I can't believe I have a 7 year old. We had his birthday party today. We invited more kids than we ever have (we always get lots of no-shows for his April b-days, so I wanted to invite extras this time, we invited 8 kids plus their 4 siblings and had a total of 7 kids show up), and we tie-dyed. I don't know why I can't just throw a basic party, I always have to do something big, KWIM? A themed party with matching decorations, party games and favors or a really complicated activity, etc. Oy. It was a great party though, the tie-dying was a little crazy but the kids were thrilled. Now I'm tired and me feet hurt.

Welcome to any newbies that have come on board since the last time I posted!
post #265 of 602
you're too funny. I've been sitting here wondering how little of a party I can getaway with, and still feel justified inviting other kids to! I really wanted to have a nice partyy for DS1 this year, but there's a wedding that weekend, and we've been invited... humph. : I don't even want to go, much less park my kids with the strangers during the ceremony only to retrieve them for the reception, which is likely to last, oh, approximately forever. yea, happy birthday, kid! whatever.


I am feeling better, jess, thanks for asking! It's rainy and cold here, which I think after three days of intense heat and sun, my body decided it was time to hibernate. . .

We have been trying to see if our house qualifies for Historical Status, and get it restored a bit. The walls are in bad shape, and everything is so old, painted over, etc. The house has alot of character, but it needs help. Instead of just gutting it, I wanted to see if we can preserve some of it's history. Well, I just got a call from the Historical Society lady who told me that there is evidence of a building on this property as early as 1894!!!!! There is also evidence of this building being a residence as early as 1913! So now we startthe deed search, which I will not have to do myself, thank goodness, and if all goes well, we should be able to get some grants for fixing up the place!!

Not that I needed another project!
post #266 of 602
Heidi, that is very cool. Especially the part where you don't have to go hunt down the deed.

Happy 7th birthday to Trevor!
post #267 of 602
wow Heidi that's cool! What a neat conversation starter, lol.
post #268 of 602
Thread Starter 
Heidi, would anyone notice if you didn't go to the wedding? Your DS having a birthday is a great excuse, IMHO. Especially if you don't want to go and the little ones can't come. Just send a little gift and stay home.

Be careful about the Historical thing in our area, especially. Once your house is granted Historical status, the Historical society has to approve EVERYTHING you do to the house and every material you use to do it. You can only choose certain paint colors and materials that they approve to apply the grant money. DH and I are looking to do the same thing to our house, but we're getting done all the stuff we know they won't agree to before we get the status put on our house. Just as an FYI.
post #269 of 602
Over half the people invited will notice if I don't go. And I will have to face them all at church the next day. And the bride is someone I've known since we were preteens, and our parents are friends, and her name is also Heidi. O, and my son's best little friend is the ring bearer. . . sigh.



Funnily enough, I don't actually care about them telling me what to do with my house. I'm a hopeless decorater anyway, so someone telling me how to do it, and what to do it with will be a huge relief. I am in charge Waaaayyyyy too much around here as it is, and DH won't care what the house looks like as long as he doesn't have to do any of the actual work!


Happy Birthday to Trevor!!!! : ( a little late! )


Sara, when we went to the library this morning, Henry told me we would see Toby there! :
post #270 of 602
Hi Everyone,

Just checking in. And perhaps wishing for a little input. I started taking Adderall last Thursday. I noticed a small difference....a bit of a scalp-crawling feeling - and a bit more accomplished each morning...but that was it. The scalp sensation is gone now...and I don't really notice....anything. For those of you that have tried meds - is that normal with a small dose? (10 mg 1 X a day) I'm supposed to go up to 20mgs this thursday(this is the short acting stuff) and then, if all goes well - try the long acting at 20mgs.

Part of me wants this to work...so badly. The other part of me is a little horrified that I'm taking meds like this. I got the generic (because the actual was $189.00!!! Yipes!) and it says 'amphetamine salts' on it. Just seems so strange to be putting something with 'amphetamine' in the title into my body.

Anyway - thats it for now. I'm still processing and trying to be relaxed about this med experiment.

DD wants the computer so its off to try to clean the kitchen.

Nel
post #271 of 602
I didn't notice much benefit when I tried Ritalin, except a huge crash as the dose started to wear off. .

I'm sorry you haven't seen a huge improvement. . .





UMMMM..... so I'm cooking barbeque, lentils in onion soup mix, and burning a cedar candle, and now my house smells exactly like poop.
post #272 of 602
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
Over half the people invited will notice if I don't go. And I will have to face them all at church the next day. And the bride is someone I've known since we were preteens, and our parents are friends, and her name is also Heidi. O, and my son's best little friend is the ring bearer. . . sigh.



Funnily enough, I don't actually care about them telling me what to do with my house. I'm a hopeless decorater anyway, so someone telling me how to do it, and what to do it with will be a huge relief. I am in charge Waaaayyyyy too much around here as it is, and DH won't care what the house looks like as long as he doesn't have to do any of the actual work!


Happy Birthday to Trevor!!!! : ( a little late! )


Sara, when we went to the library this morning, Henry told me we would see Toby there! :
Awwwwwww. I Henry.
post #273 of 602
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Originally Posted by Nelybel View Post
Hi Everyone,

Just checking in. And perhaps wishing for a little input. I started taking Adderall last Thursday. I noticed a small difference....a bit of a scalp-crawling feeling - and a bit more accomplished each morning...but that was it. The scalp sensation is gone now...and I don't really notice....anything. For those of you that have tried meds - is that normal with a small dose? (10 mg 1 X a day) I'm supposed to go up to 20mgs this thursday(this is the short acting stuff) and then, if all goes well - try the long acting at 20mgs.

Part of me wants this to work...so badly. The other part of me is a little horrified that I'm taking meds like this. I got the generic (because the actual was $189.00!!! Yipes!) and it says 'amphetamine salts' on it. Just seems so strange to be putting something with 'amphetamine' in the title into my body.

Anyway - thats it for now. I'm still processing and trying to be relaxed about this med experiment.

DD wants the computer so its off to try to clean the kitchen.

Nel
When I tried just plain Ritalin I felt like I was strung out on coffee, without any benefit. Most disappointing! (But I kept trying and found something that works better.)
post #274 of 602
I'm back! Went on a long weekend trip to visit my folks.

I now have a TWO YEAR OLD!
Happy Birthday to your Trevor!

Here's an article Pookel sent me the other day:
http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/740.html

Yep, she's my friend that I don't mind seeing my house in it's normal state-of-being!
She's folded tons of laundry for me.
post #275 of 602
: for friends who fold laundry! (and help you clear our table, and. . .)



not much to say, just wondered how everyone was doing. . .

this is me- :: repeat, repeat. . .

oh, and happy birthday E!!!! not long to go now, Alyse, huh?
post #276 of 602
Heh, nope!
4 weeks! Where has the time gone?!

I so do not feel like doing anything that requires me to move. I'm sitting and folding laundry, and I hate bending over at all. Heartburn has been really bad since last night. I guess I can't eat those Homestyle Bakes. Sigh.

I want to clean and do stuff, but I used up a bunch of energy taking E to a yardsale and the Boys' Ranch and the bank all before 10:30 am.

I did find a copy of The Thinking Woman's Guide to Childbirth at the Boys' Ranch! And a copy of NFP and a book of Sheila Kitzinger's!
post #277 of 602
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I did find a copy of The Thinking Woman's Guide to Childbirth at the Boys' Ranch! And a copy of NFP and a book of Sheila Kitzinger's!
That's quite a score! What's The Boys' Ranch?
post #278 of 602
I bought a brand new copy of Th Thinking woman's guide for my SIL and since I know she'll never use it, I'm tempted to ask fior it back!

this concludes my off topic minirant!
post #279 of 602
all before 10:30? no wonder you're tired!
post #280 of 602
yeah, before 10:30. I was going to go at 7 am, but DD woke up, so I couldn't leave her w/DH before work (she's been really clingy--2 yr molars, sigh). They had Tredz--I got a pretty new looking pair for $10. Couldn't believe someone hadn't snapped them up.

Boys' Ranch is midwest thrift store chain that benefits a home of some sort. I love St. Vincent's wish we had those around here, they're Catholic. I just love thrift stores. That was the first time I've been in ages.

I totally would ask for it. I gave my SIL a copy, they aren't even TTCing for a while. I hope she reads it. She's scared to death of the idea of cosleeping. I'm hoping to influence them to AP.

They know I'm homebirthing. I am so excited!

Oh, and I am packed and my sewing projects all before DH is home! :
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