Is it true that my lifespan is shortened by taking meds?
Q:I have been taking my medication like i shouldn;t have. some times i do, some times i don;t its for ADHD and sometime i forget to take them. can this mess with my health?
More Answers to “Is it true that my lifespan is shortened by taking meds?“I think the best person you can ask is your doctor, they will be able to treat your question seriously and provide you with the information you need. They might suggest various ideas you could put in place to remember to take them as well,
i dont think so. pray everyday!
For decades, medications have been used to treat the symptoms of ADHD.The medications that seem to be the most effective are a class of drugs known as stimulants.The stimulant drugs, when used with medical supervision, are usually considered quite safe. Stimulants do not make the child feel “high,” although some children say they feel different or funny. Such changes are usually very minor. Although some parents worry that their child may become addicted to the medication, to date there is no convincing evidence that stimulant medications, when used for treatment of ADHD, cause drug abuse or dependence. A review of all long-term studies on stimulant medication and substance abuse, conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, found that teenagers with ADHD who remained on their medication during the teen years had a lower likelihood of substance use or abuse than did ADHD adolescents who were not taking medications.Most side effects of the stimulant medications are minor and are usually related to the dosage of the medication being taken. Higher doses produce more side effects. The most common side effects are decreased appetite, insomnia, increased anxiety, and/or irritability. Some children report mild stomach aches or headaches. God chooses how long we live on this earth. So to me nothing can shorten or lengthen your stay here on earth but god and you.