Tara - posted on 12/24/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )
My DD Trinity was diagnosed @ age 6 with ADD. ALong wiht her Add she also has an unclasified learning disorder & no short term memroy, that was just something that she was born with.
Trinity is now 8 years old & in grade 3. We are fortunate that she has a TA in class to help her 7 she also has a modified coriculum & gets pulled out of class for her math & english (reading & wrighting).
I tried everyhting for 2 years that I could to keep her off meds. I tried hollistic remedies, read books, changed her diet & nothing improved. I love her school & we have a great support network that worked with me in my decision not to medicate. IN the 2 years since Triniy has been diagnosed she hasnt improved much scholasticly & her teachers finally said that she needs to be medicated to help her focus.
Trinity is popular, polite, quiet & does as she is told & follows instructions but just cant focus.
We seen her peeds yesterday & we disscused meds & side affects & we agreed to try adderall. Trinity is tall & skinny, actually under weight by only 6lbs for her height & I am worried about side affects of stomach erritation.
I would love to hear from parents whom tried hollistics & other methods before reluctantly putting their chold on meds. Especially on Adderall. I knwo every 1 is different but what can I expect? What were your side affects & did u have to change meds before you found the right one? If you couldnt tell, we dont medicate ourselfves our our children for anything. Infact, Trinity is 8 & has only been on antibiotics once for a sinus infection so to put her on meds is a huge step for us & the only reason we are doing it is to help her scholasticly & to boost her confidence. Trinity also excells in sports, she plays in a soccer league & is a swimmer too.
If u made it this far, thank you for reading my novel! & I cant wait to hear every 1 ellse response & storys