Add Meds ??

Sue - posted on 06/13/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering how life has been like with add meds ? My Daugher was just put on adderall , was just wondering does the meds make them loose there spirit? My Daughter is add not adhd family is giving me mixed reviews meds are good meds are bad, how will you know untll she gets in school?



Just looking for your experience will your kids will add and meds good bad

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Sue - posted on 07/16/2009

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So far so good on the adderall xr she is still my 7 year old but I noticed in her handwriting it was a amazing differace, don't get me wrong she still has her moody days but meds or no meds who don't, she said mommy the light switch in my head came on , not to tell my ex husband that the meds do work is a another battle

Kristen - posted on 07/15/2009

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I am in the same boat. Having that first to medicate or not meeting with my son's pediatrician on Monday and VERY thankful for all of these replies!

Beth - posted on 07/11/2009

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Someone gave me good advice once- he said it is not what you want but what they need. What he also said that helped me was if you feel you have tried everything else and it is not working try the medications. Within the meds you almost have to see what works best for your child as well...stimulant or not. I was not one to medicate if i didn't need to - hated even taking/giving ibuprofen. What we have to remember is something in their little bodies needs help and it is our job to suffer with them until we can find their happy and even then it is a daily struggle not to get frustrated in what we believe they can do and try to accept that it may take a long time to get there. My son is on Vyvanse and was previously on FocalinXR and I like them both. I have to admit after three yeras of trying it with no meds- even he feels better about himself and he no longer is a "behaior Problem" at school. We did have the dose to high when we started on the Vyvanse and you could tell it was not right. You will know if it is right for her and if it does work the light will still be there and she will seem more relaxed in her everyday routines but don't get me wrong you will still have to work with the other pieces. Good Luck and hope it helps:) By the way my son is going to be eleven and the focus has helped him with becoming a straight A kiddo:)

Kristy - posted on 06/25/2009

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Also, go in armed and informed, keep up to date. A good book is Generation Rx. Also look at ADDroadmap.org

Kristy - posted on 06/25/2009

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I think meds are not a cure all, fix it type thing, but a useful tool and should be used with a cobention of learning, adaptaions, cognative and behavrioral cahanges as well as love n support.



Listen to ur kid and thoses who know her and observe her.

Rabecca - posted on 06/20/2009

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it really depends on the child and the med combo my son is on vyvance and doing great hes happy active the same little boy I love but with a filter that really needed to be ther because when he didnt have that filter is when he was sad and angry with himself for doing saying or acting in the wrong way .

But we have had to find the right med for him and that wasnt easy we went through 3 before vyvance the first one saterra seriously made him act tlike he was in need of an exorsim it was awful but all in all it depends on just how does that med effect your child is it working are you seeing the results you want to see if not it may not be the right one for her not all ADD?ADHD kids need medication some do well enough with diet and suppliments i just is how well are they acting how is thier focus but its your choice no other person to decide if you need to medicate your child for this because like I said they are all differnt they react to different treatments and medications evenif they are the parent of an ADD child themself doesnt mean what works for thier kid will work for yours so do what you think is best because if you are only trying to please others your daughter may not be getting the help she needs

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