Sorry I know what ya mean my topics are rarely answered. It's better to enter a thread on the discussion or close to it. Or ask a moderator.
Ok got a better picture . Explains the question stimulation to the brain. It also stimulates other organs while on these drugs they make me feel shaky & my heart races when they wear off. Also again when the drug wears off I am starved because they are also appetite suppressants.
Any stimulant given to anyone without ADHD BRAIN DISFUNCTION the neurons are not hitting the proper pathways in the brain a broken link in the pattern of thinking. Meaning they are scattered throughout the brain. PLZ see link on CAT scans normal brain vs ADHD. This will help u understand.
Ritalin speeds up the neurons in the brain in order to link them together thru the entire thought process to think thru one task at a time.
No matter what the age young or old Ritalin will speed them up if not ADHD,mentally( making her mentally more sped up /confused not normal..) & physically.
On the street Ritalin & other drugs in the same class are called speed. Sold on the black market for a "high". It is considered a mind altering drug. That is the effect of speed/Ritalin those without ADHD. Those with ADHD Ritalin slows us down. Thinking stops racing and a train of thought can be completed without constant interruption.
Remember these drugs are addicting and the Body builds up a resistance requiring higher doses . Research on the science and studies
May help. It is hard for me to imagine. I'm resistant to this medication for Parkinson's it is for two different brain disorders. I would never consider giving my mom speed . Only because I take it & know the side effects.
See study link below for Parkinson's disease Ritalin effects. Studies I would sincerely questions in this case . However with the side effects vs the helpful effects it wouldn't hurt to try, keep in mind the mental stress and stress effects on the body. Shakiness & intense hunger, heart palpitations every day when the drug wears off as well as addiction.
My best guess would be that the dr would have to weigh the benefits with the side effects for Parkinson's
Hope this gives u insight and can help u make a informed decision & with the judgement of the dr.
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Post Edited (Chotti) : 5/29/2014 12:00:04 AM (GMT-6)