ADD and Ritalin

Ron Blue rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU
Mon Sep 25 13:15:37 EST 1995



On 25 Sep 1995, Jason Kennerly wrote:

> rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU (Ron Blue) writes:
> > Caffiene may help.  Caffiene block A1 receptor but not A2 receptors
> > for adenosine.  Ginger may help since it has anti-nauseua effect.
> 
> Are you sure about this???
Jason Kennerly (22 September 1995) in neuroscience post - (N Substuted 
Xanthines) reported if I read it correctly that the above is true.
> I was under the impression that caffeine was 
> active as an antagonist at both A1 and A2 receptors - and that it 
> differs from other xanthines in that it inhibits PDE less... feedback is 
> on this is appreciated as I am trying to gather data on N substituted 
> xanthines.
> 
> > Anti-nauseua medicine have been reported as helping ADHD.  This suggest
> > that the thalmus is deeply involved in the problem.
>
> Blah. The dopamine transporter itself is most likely to blame.
 Am I not correct that some ADHD are AWARE of almost everything and have
difficulty FOCUSING their attention.  This may be related to problems in
the thalmus.
> There's 
> been research done to support this... I can get an abstract if needed but 
> cant seem to locate it on my messy hard drive right now...
> 
True it is hard to get at information when we need it.  If you find it
please share it with me.  Ron Blue rcb1 at lex.lccc.edu
> In any case there is DEFINITLY a physical difference. Several years ago I 
> tried methamphetamine as a "recreational" drug, only to fall asleep... 
> Dexedrine did just the same thing. Ritalin seems to wake me up a little 
> bit, but still helps focus. I dont know WHY, just know that this is the 
> way it is for me... and that most people are physcially unable to sleep 
> on methamphetamine or other stimulants, while I sleep thru them easily 
> but do not sleep easily thru caffeine [without tolerance] or LSD-25, two 
> other drugs that postpone sleep but are not dopaminergics...
> 
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