allergies and ADHD meds.

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Registered: 07-16-2009
allergies and ADHD meds.
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 5:43pm

Just wondering if ADHD meds have made any of your kids allergies worse?

Shortly after we started meds. DS was sick a lot and I thought it was a side effect from the meds. we stopped for a few weeks before switching meds and he was still sick and congested. I had his allergies tested and it it came back positive for Milk, Eggs, Wheat and everything else they tested him for.

I'm just wondering if it's a coincidence that this all started at the same time we stated to medicate or if others have seen this before?


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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 6:26pm


I would say probably not, although allergies can contribute to ADHD like behaviors. We thought DD had Combined type for a while, then she got tested, we eliminated and the issues disappeared......I would ask your Psych though, or pharmacist to be sure. Anything is possible.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.