I am against meds in general, and my boyfriend of 1 year has been on the same meds since initially diagnosed at age 14. He takes them religiously at the exact same time every single day. I have several concerns about this:
1. I feel that its become a security blanket for him and he's acknowledged it as well, but is too afraid/dependent to get off. If he was initially prescribed this as a child, and he's never been off of them since, we have no clue what he's like as a 35 y.o. adult off of the meds! Also, the amount he is on is 2-3xs the suggested level for the prescription. We have no research to my knowledge about long term effects of these meds, especially at the levels he is taking them at. How long is someone REALLY supposed to be on this stuff? How much do we REALLY know about long term effects on health?
2. We discuss having a family.... I wonder what effects these meds may have on my getting pregnant and potential birth defects, especially considering the high level he is prescribed.
3. I've read online the positive effects of hypnosis for 'curing' ADHD, and I've pleaded him to consider it as an option. I would like to hear from others who have successfully or not successfully tried hypnosis as an alternative treatment option.
Thank you for your feedback!