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Some studies that may be relevant.

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Amphetamine in ADHD medication increase these same hormones i think. Adrenaline and Noradrelanine.

"In the new study, the investigators were able to show that the massive redistribution of immune cells throughout the body was orchestrated by three hormones"

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120621223525.htm

 


www.additudemag.com/adhd-symptoms-coronavirus-risk/

"The COVID-19 infection rate is nearly 50% higher among individuals with unmedicated ADHD compared to individuals without ADHD"


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7247598/

"After controlling for confounding factors, the results indicated that influenza risk significantly reduced in the group of ADHD patients who were prescribed methylphenidate for 90 days and more"


It could be that unmedicated are more risk taking. But 50% is alot. Also research show ADHD may be an immunological disease.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00787-019-01344-2

 

 

 

 

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Link: https://www.pediatricneurologybriefs.com/articles/10.15844/pedneurbriefs-11-8-10/

"The effects of methylphenidate (MPH) on the immune system was studied in laboratory mice and in 6 healthy boys treated for ADHD with 30-45 mg/day MPH at the Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. In mice, MPH (1, 5, or 10 mg/kg) reduced by up to 63% numbers of T-helper/inducer cells and also IgG+ cells in the spleen and increased up to 400-fold the serum levels of IgG (ELISA), both in a dose-dependent pattern.

COMMENT. The apparent immunological effects of methylphenidate suggested by these studies is a disturbing finding which should discourage the use of larger and more toxic doses of MPH in the treatment of ADHD. Further investigations of this MPH-induced immune system hyperactivity are indicated, especially in children with IgE-mediated asthma, allergic rhinitis, and other atopic diseases, in HIV infected children, and its possible interference with immunizations and the normal maturation of the immune system in young children."

While the increase in serum levels of IgG (ELISA), may seem like a good thing, it isn’t, as this is normally associated with a chronic infection. If there is no infection, the increase can be due to hyperactivity of the immune system caused by the methylphenidate, which is a plasma cell disorder which will interfere with the normal immune system.

Conclusion:  Treatment of ADHD, especially with methylphenidate, does not strengthen the immune system; rather, it may well weaken it.

The last study you cited does not support the idea that “certain ADHD medications strengthen the immune system” but does mention that “one option worthy of further investigation is to increase levels of vitamin D, which has protective effects against inflammation and oxidative stress and levels of which are on average lower in children with ADHD than in healthy children”

 

 

 

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On 2/9/2022 at 5:51 PM, OceanBreeze said:

Link: https://www.pediatricneurologybriefs.com/articles/10.15844/pedneurbriefs-11-8-10/

"The effects of methylphenidate (MPH) on the immune system was studied in laboratory mice and in 6 healthy boys treated for ADHD with 30-45 mg/day MPH at the Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. In mice, MPH (1, 5, or 10 mg/kg) reduced by up to 63% numbers of T-helper/inducer cells and also IgG+ cells in the spleen and increased up to 400-fold the serum levels of IgG (ELISA), both in a dose-dependent pattern.

COMMENT. The apparent immunological effects of methylphenidate suggested by these studies is a disturbing finding which should discourage the use of larger and more toxic doses of MPH in the treatment of ADHD. Further investigations of this MPH-induced immune system hyperactivity are indicated, especially in children with IgE-mediated asthma, allergic rhinitis, and other atopic diseases, in HIV infected children, and its possible interference with immunizations and the normal maturation of the immune system in young children."

While the increase in serum levels of IgG (ELISA), may seem like a good thing, it isn’t, as this is normally associated with a chronic infection. If there is no infection, the increase can be due to hyperactivity of the immune system caused by the methylphenidate, which is a plasma cell disorder which will interfere with the normal immune system.

Conclusion:  Treatment of ADHD, especially with methylphenidate, does not strengthen the immune system; rather, it may well weaken it.

The last study you cited does not support the idea that “certain ADHD medications strengthen the immune system” but does mention that “one option worthy of further investigation is to increase levels of vitamin D, which has protective effects against inflammation and oxidative stress and levels of which are on average lower in children with ADHD than in healthy children”

 

 

 

50% higher Covid infection rate seems way to much to be explained by change in behaviour no?

There is evidence that ADHD is an immuno related disease. Higher igG here can not be a sign of immune system activation??

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"Attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder is associated with allergic symptoms and low levels of hemoglobin and serotonin"

"Maternal autoimmune disease raises children’s risk of ADHD"

 

"Recently studies have suggested involvement of cytokine pathways in those with ADHD. There is accumulating evidence that catecholamine and indolamine imbalances may be a cause or result of inflammation.

Cytokines are key mediators of immune function and can be either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Therefore, ADHD may be linked with other systems in the body including the immune system, endocrine system, gastrointestinal system, and biochemical pathways."

 

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Looks like Corona variants are becoming resistant to the vaxx induced abs.

I have been told spiritually by Goddess Kali that ADHD medication will help for VAIDS. Did not understand if it was for VAIDS but now i am 100% sure.

Not yet sure if it is a specific ADHD medication.

I read this:

"Some adhd meds are methyl donors, boosting methylation in the body protects a person from many viruses because it tightens up the dna and slows replication of everything, which gives people more energy at the expense of cells dividing."

Have no idea if that is the reason it will help for VAIDS though.

 

 

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https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/328102

Vaccines against the coronavirus may impair the body’s ability to produce a key type of antibody, thus potentially limiting the immune system’s defenses against mutated strains of the virus, a new study suggests.

The study draws upon data collected during Moderna’s randomized control trial for its mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, from July 2020 through March 2021.

Researchers looked at participants who tested positive for the coronavirus during the trial, comparing serum levels of specific types of antibodies, based on vaccination status, as well as viral load.

In particular, the study looks at the antibody response to the virus’ nucleocapsid protein core, using the anti-nucleocapsid antibodies levels (anti-N Abs) as a marker for comprehensive immune system response to the virus, as opposed to the narrower response to the spike protein. Variants of SARS-CoV-2 with mutated spike proteins have been a subject of concern for the reliance of vaccinated immunity on antibodies targeting the s-proteins of the original variant.

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