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My name is Lawrence Smith and I'm
here to let you know that our 14 year old son Matthew died on 3/21/00.
The cause is said to be from the long term use of the drug Ritalin.
There are also other drugs that are given to children for ADD and ADHD with
different names that have the same chemical methylphenidate witch is what
destroyed my son's heart. Matt took the medication for eight years. It all
school in Berkley MI the school social worker kept calling us in for
meetings she kept telling us Matt needed some medication for his attention
and focus issues. We
did not want our son on medication, but they made us feel as though we were
bad parents. We were told that we were neglecting his educational needs. So
we did give in and now look our wonderful young man Matt is in the
ground because of it. I can not go back and change things for us
but I hope to GOD our story will reach the harts of many
young family's like we were at the time. And save people from all the
suffering and heart break this type of drug
has caused our family and save the life's of many other children. (THIS
MUST HAVE BEEN MATTHEW'S PURPOSE, TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER
09/06/11 (pw***26) has made a YouTube comment:
(Mr. Smith's video (above) is also on YouTube)
My 22 yr old son died from his addiction to Ritalin after 10 yrs of use.
Sean was a beautiful child, a joy, a gift.
Sean had a 3.7 GPA but told me he hated his life.
Don't believe a psychiatrist or MD doctor.
They want you out of their office in 20 minutes.
I wish I could I go scream in their face,
We trust you because your are intelligent. Not so.
This is careless evil.
Please send this so it will arrive by Friday. This is urgent, my husband is on adderall and it is really not good. I need these quick!
CC - January 12, 2003
I have a 13 year old son who has always been "on the go"
MW - March 6, 2003
I am taking a leap of faith in trying Neu-Becalm'd. You see, I am adopting a young boy that I have had in my care since he was five years old. He is now almost 10. He is bipolar and is what is know as a ultra-rapid cycler. He is also diagnosed PTSD, ADHD, OCD, and the list goes on. My home has been set on fire twice and my life threatened countless times. A car destroyed. My son has been in and out of mental institutions without any change in his life. He becomes very violent over the smallest incident at times and other times nothing can upset him.has a psychiatrist, psychologist and a therapist working with him. He sees one of them daily. psychologist have told me to seek help elsewhere because this situation was beyond their capabilities. Well, this "situation" is my son. Once I was told that it is very possible that my son has no conscience. I refuse to believe such. We have tried every drug out there and one doctor even said it would be best to keep him at a sedative state in order to keep everyone around him safe and to keep him safe from himself. I began doing research and being a layman in the field, would find more questions than answers. I began digging into amino acids, but could not find a way to get the proper mixture without giving my son a 100 pills a day. Thus, thinking my research was futile. Then I accidentally found your website. At this point, there aren't many options left to me. I just received my order today. My hope is that it will make some difference. My dream it that it will allow my son and I to have a life. What really stinks is that my son is exceptionally bright nd no one can see this but me and the doctors who administer the IQ tests and even they say he is much brighter than the scores show due to his mental condition. Just imagine what is locked up in that whirlwind of a mind! Please continue to send information. Every ounce of reassurance helps.
RH - March 13, 2003
I have a 13 year old son who has been on many of the current ADHD "Quick fix" drugs at one time or another. He is now on Adderall, where he has been barely surviving school and his life. (He has no social life because he can't keep friends very long because of his impulsitivity) He is a wonderful kid and I want him to have the chance to experience a normal life. One of the things I didn't see mentioned was the fact that ALL those drugs have side effects that include DEPRESSION... sometimes SEVERE. Unfortunately we didn't know this when we allowed the doctor to do all the switching of meds. My son suffered from severe depression for almost a year before we were finally able to force the doctor to diagnose him with depression. But, once that was done, what did they do??? They put him on an anti-depressant!! Now he is taking serzone after a bad run with Prozac and Elavil. So he takes the Adderall to combat the ADHD and then he takes the antidepressant to combat the Adderall. Seems to me like something is VERY WRONG here!! I hate what these drugs have done to him. He struggles in school every day he is there and hates it so much. The teachers call me daily to share his "deficiencies" with me. (As if I am not aware of his struggles.) We monitor his diet very closely and recently have wiened him off the Adderall and Serzone because my husband lost his job and we lost our insurance coverage. At 250.00 a month for prescriptions, without insurance we had to do something. It was then that we decided to seek alternative answers. After reading the Matthew Smith story, I became scared to death for him. He has been on these drugs since he was 5. I MUST find an alternative.. insurance or not!!!!! While he is surviving at home now... once school starts, it will be a whole other story. I have done some research and am very interested in Neu-Becalm'd. The testamonials made me almost cry. I see my family in almost every one of those stories. I am eager to order your product. Thank you for all the wonderful links to the ADHD pages and I will continue to pass your site along to other parents I know. God bless you for all you do!
TF - August 24, 2001
I am writing this before I go to the phone to order. My daughter is six years old and she hasn't been diagnosed with ADHD but she definitely has behavior disorders Her actual diagnosis is ODD. She also has been being treated for anxiety and depression for over a year now. My beautiful daughter's troubles didn't start until she was three and my mother died and we lived in the home with my parents. My mother died in the home so my daughter saw me doing CPR and such and from that point on her behaviors escalated. Prior to that she was a stubborn but controllable child. I am at the point now of confusion as there is no reward or consequence that matters to her. She knows the consequences and can recite the proper behaviors to you, but seems incapable of performing them on a regular basis. Some days she can and others nothing will convince her to behave. I spent this last year being unable to work as I had to go so often to school to pick her up I could not hold a job. I am desperate for something that will make a change before this new school year starts.
BGB - July 9, 2001
Need your opinion.... Hi there, I have a 5 yr old little boy who has had developmental delays since 18 months of age. He recently was diagnosed with a mild to moderate form of ADHD. He was assessed at a 2 and a half year old mentality. His understanding is very low of what ever you ask him. Even his speech is very limited so his frustration level is quite high. I know as his parent that he has to many things going on in his mind to slow down and try to learn things that are going on around him. I am at my wits end. I want to help him with out putting him on chemical drugs, but I don't know what is available and safe for him. His father was ADD and a ridalin child for many years so we both agree that that is not the way we want to go. We have had to hold him back a year because he still can not understand what is expected of him in Kindergarten but this year we have no choice but to put him in school, and we still feel he is not ready.
FP - June 20, 2001
hi my name is tammy and i was diagnosed with delexia and add i am on ritalan and i am a 25 yr old female with 3 kids i have always had it and am just trying to learn more about things i have always been a very unhappy person and i take to critisim to easy i am always fling off the handle and i ahve no control of my temper that is about all i can say for now i am getting very tired so iam goping to bed
TJ - June 17, 2001
I have twin boys 9yrs old, who have recently been diagnosed with adhd. We have tried 3 different medicines and none have helped, but some have made them worse and the others have made them emotional wrecks. I have stopped all medicines right now. I would like some info about Neu-Becalm'd
JF - June 15, 2001
Please register us for your drawing of a free bottle of Neu-Becalm'd. We are placing an order with great anticipation. We have two adopted children that are experiencing behavior problems. Dusty our 6 year old had a very trying time in Kindergarten with behavior problems. We asked for guidance from the school and they suggested analysis and Ritalin. We tried a new school with a structured behavior plan and it has helped some, but we are hoping that Neu-Becalm'd will aid in his behavior problem. The behavior problems described in your testimonials and the attention problems seem as if you are talking about our son. Our daughter is beginning to have some of the same problems with authority and with behavior at age 5. We are going to try both of them on Neu-Becalm'd
A & B - June 14, 2001
I am a mother of an 8 yr. old with
ADHD. He has been on RITALIN for 2 yrs. I am desperate to find an
alternative to RITALIN. My biggest concern is that my son's biological
father is a drug addict. I have to be realistic and be aware that my son may
he proned to the same behavior as my x-husband and I feel RITALIN may have a
negative impact on my little boy, who's had a rough start in his most
important years, his childhood years.
BB - June 14, 2001
Please send us any and all
information on ADD/ ADHD.
AH - June 11, 2001
My daughter has been on 17 different meds in the past 4 years. I'm so desprite to find a happy medium in our house hold. I just started her on Neu-Becalm'd about 2 weeks ago. She has went to bed and to sleep with no problems every night. This is a blessing. Thank you for your product... I hope that I will soon be able to take Neu-Becalm'd, instead of my antidepressant.
Kelli Willgus - February 03, 2002
My son and three nephews have adhd. I have been treating my son with natural vitamins, diet, and structured home environment. My nephews are being treated with Ritalin. I try not to judge, but I strongly dissagree with the practice of druging a child for personal gain. Perhaps you could provide me with some non-judgmental referances to share with my family.
TC - June 8, 2001
Hi, My name is Rebecca. I am 18 years old and have suffered from ADHD ever since I was in elementary school. Well, my parents think I do not need Adderall anymore, but I have to have it. Especially since, I'm taking a college classes this summer and I have to stay focused. I found your web-site and wondered what I should do. Thank you for your time.
RD - June 7, 2001
WE NEED HELP!!! I AM AT MY WITS
END DEALING WITH MY 8 YEAR OLD SON'S ADHD.
CA - June 6, 2001
My fifteen year old son has been having alot of problemsfor several years and we have tried all kinds of medications with no success. He is a good boy but he is terrible to wake up in the morning and gets in trouble in school for not being able to sit still and doing little annoying things. I quit my full time job because of all his trouble at school and the constant phone calls and meetings. He will be going into tenth grade next year but I can't see him making it to graduation without some help. If this will help him and are family that would be wonderful
AR —June 3, 2001
I'm a very concerned grandmother. My 13 year old grandson is doing so poorly in school that this will most likely be the second year that he has not passed. He isn't overly active but very inquisitive about things in general (always into things.) He says the teachers at school really don't help him the way I and his aunt try to explain his school work to him, and we live 50 miles apart. Both of his parents work long hours so they have little time to be of help. Therefore, he constantly forgets to bring his work home; it's always in his locker. His doctor has him on 10grms., plus 5 more added 2 weeks ago, of Adderall. The whole situation is breaking my heart. I personally use natural methods over chemical to treat my own health problems. I'm not even sure if his mom would give him your product since she's employed in the medical field, but I would like to try.
SO - May 30, 2001
—Follow-Up Email Received June 16, 2001—
Gave all information from your site
to my grandsons mom
My 15 year old son has always
appeared to be ADHD,
JS - May 21, 2001
At about age 5 we took our daughter to a doctor because she had never slept through the night. She screamed and kicked all night long. She would sit right up and hold a conversation and never remember anything the next morning. There were times when I had to hold her down until she calmed down because she would hurt me or herself - but she was unaware that she was doing this. The doctor told us that she was not ADHD, he said she had an over-active imagination, her mind did not shut off when she went to sleep and that she is gifted and talented. This behavior continued until she was 7 years old. Finally, I got to sleep through the night because it suddenly stopped - what a relief that was. But, she is now approaching 11 (next month) and she is very hyper, she never shuts up, she throws fits over little things. She is very inattentive, her teacher has made comments regarding that as well. She ignores people - I know that it's normal for kids to hear what they want to hear - but she is just out of control lately. She still has the occasional nightmare, but it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be. I don't know if she is ADHD - I have not had her tested since the first time (and it wasn't much of a test - the doctor just watched her behavior). I do not want to put my daughter on drugs. I do not want to harm her physically, emotionally or psychologically. I do not want to impede her learning, I just want to calm her down. I don't know how much more of this I can take. I have considered getting myself a rubber room because she is driving me insane! She has a fit and a half hour later she is as calm as can be and acts like nothing ever happened. In the meantime, I'm already angry and frustrated and she's over it! So this is what has lead me to search for information about ADHD. If I can't get help for her, I'll soon need some for myself!
ML - May 20, 2001
Our grandson who is 8 yrs. old has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 4 yrs. old. He has been on all the medications. Is presently taking Adderall. They seem to help for a while. He still does poorly in school. He was suspended from school last fall for 6 weeks due to his behavior. He is now seeing a counselor who comes to the house 2 to 3 days each week. We have also tried different vitamin supplements that are suspose to help with no success. We have custody of this child and are in desperate need for something to help him.
TB - April 27, 2001
Our son is 12 and taking 45mg. Methylphenidate, has increased it, lowered it, and even tried Adderal which didn't work at all. I have even had him take behavioral modification with a counselor for 5 months which helped for awhile. Everything we try only works for awhile. He's a very good looking, sensitive young man, but I as a parent feel so beat down by this. I've researched anything and everything I can find on ADHD to try to help him, so he doesn't end up like his father who has been in and out of prison 5 times now and is serving time now. He's in the 5th grade this year and it hasn't been good. He's been caught cheating twice, hurt another child at school, and stolen from a major store and got caught. I take all his privileges away, and give extra work, but this doesn't really work. We work a ADHD program at home, and we are very involved in our church and do Bible study every night at home as well. I've spent tons on books, programs, counselors, and Doctors
JB - April 27, 2001
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