why does my 5 year old never stop moving? I think he may have adhd, but I would feel bad medicating him..

Kristina - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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tristan never stops moving, or talking unless he is asleep. I mean he NEVER stops, i ask him to hold still and talk to me, and he fidgets- flips his hands around, twists his feet, etc.. its as though he cant stop...

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Sue - posted on 07/16/2009

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Call your doc, just like the first poster said , rule everthing out before add, I thought my daugherts add was from the divorce but he never sees her so I went with my gut, the mommy gut is usually on the ball Have faith and God bless

Michelle - posted on 07/02/2009

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Has your son always been like this or is this something new? The reason I ask is because my 8 yrs old was the best kids ever until a year and half ago when he started getting really hyper and as he gets older it gets worse. I just said well he has a lot of energy but it is affecting his school work ie reading. I was taking him to a family therapist for our divorce and the therapist made a comment that he thought my son was hyper and should be tested for ADHD. I thought oh my not my son I refuse to medicate him etc. After doing much research I realized my son will never be an affective reader or listen well as long as I keep making excuses for his behavior. I have an appt. next week at the pediatricans to get the final word. It has taken every bit of my strength to get this far as I hate to give my kids meds too.

Allanya - posted on 06/18/2009

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I agree with the previous poster...get some advice from your health professional, and a second opinion if you really feel you need to. Also do your own research, not just on conditions like ADHD but also on nutrition etc. Can he sit at all and focus, say on a favourite TV programme or to play a game or watch a movie? If so he may just be a very active wee guy. I have 2 sons and they are both go go go...so I know how tiring it can be for you, especially if they talk non-stop (like mine) as you don't get any mental space. Also, is he is school yet? Talk with his teacher(s) and see what their observations are of his behaviour. It may be that his behaviour is different with other people too.



Best of luck! :)

Margaret - posted on 06/17/2009

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I would consult with the pediatrican. Schedule a visit just to talk about his behaviors. I would also try to get an evaluation from an agency regarding menatl health and get info about your options. MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS RULED OUT first (like physical conditions, environmental conditions, etc)

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