A Concerned Father's Confession About Ritalin/1000 Parents of Light! 
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 A Concerned Father's Confession About Ritalin/1000 Parents of Light!

A Concerned Father's Confession About Ritalin/1000 Parents of Light!

A Concerned Father's Confession About Ritalin/1000 Parents of Light!

Somewhere in the distant past in a place far far away   MartinNorris

My son John, ten years old, has been taking Ritalin for the past 16
months. He started out at 5 mgs. per day. That was increased several
times
over the past year. At the beginning of summer, his Doctor wanted to
increase him again, for a total of 25 mgs. per day. That was it for
me! I
had to find something that was not going to be so {*filter*}ive to his
little
body. He just needed more and more to function like a normal child. It
was
like watching my child get more and more {*filter*}ed to street {*filter*}! I
have
gone through my own rehab and was NOT going to allow one of my
children to
have to go through that kind of pain and suffering.

I switched John over to a natural alternative. It is amazing to see
the
difference in John! I ran out of the product for about 5 days. WOW! I
lasted about 3 days, and I told John he was going to need to take a
Ritalin. He started crying and begged me to not make him take Ritalin
ever
again. I made a promise to my son, and to myself, that I would never
run
out of these products again.

When John went back to school, the school became very upset with me
and
asked "How could I do such a thing in John's most important years?"
The
schools do not want these children off of Ritalin! It is o.k. for them
to
push Ritalin on them and teach them "just say no to {*filter*}"! This, in
my
opinion, is ridiculous. I never imagined getting such a reaction from
the
school. I wish they would take some time and get educated on the side
effects of Ritalin. I saw them first hand. I also see my child eating,
sleeping, playing and acting just like a normal child now. I could not
say
this when he was on Ritalin. He was losing weight from loss of
appetite.
He had dark circles under his eyes all the time, from loss of sleep.
The
other children actually want to play with John now. When he was on
Ritalin, he was teased because he was "different".

I have set a goal to help at least 1000 parents this year get their
children off of Ritalin. I feel that this is the most important thing
I
can do for these  children. It is all about education.

Making Dreams Realities,

Diana
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Dear Diana,

I would love to help you in making your goal a reality.  But it must
not stop at
1000 parents, but at the 1+ million parents who have their children
(mostly males)
on a form of speed known as Ritalin!  The cumulative consumption of
Ritalin has gone
way, way up; even since 1990.  In fact, the amount of Ritalin consumed
in America
has almost tripled in just six scant years!  According to the
"Textbook of
Pharmacotherapy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders (1994),
nearly 2
percent of school-age children--more than 600,000 children a year--
receive stimulant
medication for ADD symptoms.  Methylphenidate is not the only drug
used for ADD, but
it is the most common.  Dexedrine and Cylert have been found to confer
many of the
same benefits as Ritalin and are effective for some children who do
not respond to
Ritalin, but they have their own problems.  Amphetamines have the
reputation of
being highly prone to abuse and may be difficult to get in some areas,
and Cylert
has been associated with possible LIVER DAMAGE.

Scientists generally agree that the causes of ADD are complex, with
many
contributing environmental factors as well as a strong genetic
component.  It is
believed by some in the medical profession that ADD is caused by food
additives or
allergies, too much sugar in the children's diets, or a number of
other
environmental agents.  Also, many parents, like yourself Dana, speak
of the moral
and ethical dilemma of giving a pill to a child for behavioral
problems.  The
parents themselves get emotionally troubled when they notice a quick
behavioral
change after the child has taken the pill.  They are justifibably
afraid that they
could be permanently changing the behavior that makes their children
unique.

I voice the same concerns as you, Diana, and hope to hear from you
soon!



Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:03:59 GMT
 
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