“My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 10 in 2015 and subsequently put onto Concerta to control her hyperactivity and enable her to concentrate at school. The side-effects of this drug were almost instantaneous. Our happy-go-lucky child became moody, depressed and confrontational. Her appetite was non-existent and she lost weight which she could ill afford as she is petite. Even with changes in the dosages to try and lessen the side-effects, her overall health declined to the point of her being at an all time low of 27kg. She began to have ‘heart cramps’ (as she put it) and when we consulted with our GP, he said to ‘keep an eye’ on this as there have been cases of children having heart attacks caused by Concerta. It goes without saying..we wanted her off the Concerta immediately.
We found the solution in micro-dosing with Cannabinoids. She was put onto a protocol of Infused Glycerine Drops, Detox Tea and #3 Capsules. I chose to wean her off the Concerta very slowly so that her body could gently re-balance and the Cannabinoids could then essentially ‘replace’ the Concerta by calming her down so that she could concentrate at school. We decreased the dosage by ¼ every two weeks.
At the end of this time period; she was calmer and more focused during class. Her concentration span was much better than when she had been on the medication and her teachers were amazed at the results. Her sleep patterns resumed to normal as the constant restless legs became a thing of the past. We are three years on now and completely back to normal… in fact, her teachers this year cannot believe that she was ever diagnosed with ADHD or even on Concerta. Obviously, diet and exercise play a huge part in the control of this condition, but, with the contribution of the Cannabinoids this is, in my experience and opinion; a more effective, and most importantly, a SAFER solution in helping our children.
Belinda Du Preez“