WEAN YOUR KIDS OFF ADHD PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
You are to be commended for researching the use of natural alternatives.
As you know, Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta are amphetamine stimulants and
if they have been used for some time, your child will probably experience
withdrawal symptoms when they are stopped. These are usually fatigue and
moodiness, often with frequent tears and low tolerance levels, which can
last up to 2 or 3 weeks. Do not suddenly stop the prescription meds! It is
also always a good idea to discuss your plans with your doctor if possible.
To wean off Adderall, Native Remedies suggests the following:
1. Try to find the least stressful time possible to begin to reduce the
dosage. If possible, have a trusted person support your child during this
2. As our BrightSpark formula can be taken together with any of these drugs
without any adverse effects, we recommend that your child begin taking
BrightSpark a week or two before he/she decide to start cutting down on the
Adderall. Incidentally, BrightSpark is also particularly effective for those
who have difficulty with anger and violent impulses. Some people experience
an almost immediate improvement with BrightSpark, while for others, a 3 - 5
week period is needed to see significant results. Begin taking the
BrightSpark exactly as directed on the bottle.
3. After a week or two of the BrightSpark, halve the dosage of the Adderall
for about a week and then take the reduced dosage every second day for a
further week. While all may go smoothly, be prepared for some difficult
times and try and ensure that there is as little stress during this time, as
possible. At this point your child can also begin a full dosage of Focus
Formula, if you are combining our two remedies (often a good idea).
4. If all goes well after this, you can safely cut out the prescription drug
and continue with BrightSpark and Focus Formula.
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