Moms of Kids With ADHD

Help from Moms who know. Questions, answers and support for parents raising children with ADHD. Medication, socialization, education, and behavior topics provide information based upon experience. Share any topic regarding raising your ADHD child.

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Fast metabolism issues

My 10 yr old son has a super fast metabolism. He takes 65mg of focalin a day. when ever he has blood work and a urine test done, it comes up negative for amphetamins. We had...

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Single Mom - Finding time for myself?

HELP! I am a single mother and disabled. I have a chronic pain disorder. My children both are ADHD, and my son also is bipolar, has general anxiety disorder and a phobia. I...

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Self Medicators at 18

Hi my "kid" is 18 soon to be 19 and is having a hard time getting a job. Mostly because of his communication skills. He is self medicating, mostly because of his father, any...

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Vyvanse Lasting Time

my son is 13 years old and has SEVERE adhd he used to be on adderall for 4 years but he got sent to transitional school so we switched it to vyvanse vyvanse claims to stay in...

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second boy may have ADD

How many of you have two or more childern with ADD/ADHD? I have a 11 year old who is ADHD and now we seeing signs that my 8 year old may have ADD. He has a hard time focusing in...

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ADHD meds

My 12 year old son has ADHD and Sensory Integration Dysfunction and I am trying to find a good alternative to the stimulants. Does anyone have any suggestions? We have done...

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Hi Everyone...Im New here

My name is Rebekah and I am a 31 year old stay at home mom. I have two children, Abby who has severe ADHD and Jason who is possibly ADHD and Aspergers but no formal diagnosis...

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To medicate or not to medicate?

My daughter is 7, going into the 2nd grade & has just been diagnosed with ADHD/ODD. She has been seeing a sand/play therapist for over a year now. She takes mulivitamins &...

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Hello

Hello. My son was just diagnosed with adhd. I always thought that he was hard to control, but thought that it had something to do with my parenting skills. We just started meds,...

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Mom is new to this please help!!!

I am new to the diagnosis ADHD Anyone out there have any helpful info you can pass on. My daughter has been recently diagnosissed w/ ADHD and I was wondering any tips out there...

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My daughter is 5 and has adhd

I am almost at my wits in on getting this girl to settle down to sleep. She is very active constant going all the time day and night. We had her on medication but stopped due to...

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Vyvanse good or not? Opinions pls!!

My daughter Jorja (6) has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and her doctor prescribed her Vyvanse 20mg. She has been on it 2 days today and it is making her very emotional and...

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NEW TO ADHD: GOOD BASIC INFO

My daughter has been taking ADHD medication for 2 years. She is now 10. She is doing well on Ritalin LA. I relate to those who post about being newly diagnosed and not...

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intuniv mixed with other meds?1?

My daughter is 8 yrs old and is ODD and OCD. She fights with her sister and we walk on egg shells at home during her fits of rage, throwing, kicking, hitting herself, saying she...

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Vyvanse good or not? Opinions pls!!

My daughter Jorja (6) has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and her doctor prescribed her Vyvanse 20mg. She has been on it 2 days today and it is making her very emotional and...

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At my wits' end: SCHOOL MORNINGS

My 10 year old daughter is diagnosed with both ADHD and ODD. She takes 27mg Concerta in the morning (about 7am) and in the afternoon (12:30-1), because it was wearing off...

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behavior issues

I have always said my son had "issues" since he was just a baby. But now he is 15 and have realized these issues need resolution!! Please comment… He is 15 now and just began...

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ADHD.... DOES IT GET BETTER

My son is 9 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD at 5 years of age... as a infant he was very fussy. I love him to pieces... but it is getting so hard the last year or two......

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Tenex

My son just started yesterday. I already see a difference. My fingers are crossed. He is ADHD/ODD.

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Horrible Mornings

My 9 year old daughter has ADHD with impulsivity that is the worse part. She is awful in the morning. By the time we leave we have said terrible things to one another and both...

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Melatonin anyone?

I have a 7 year old son who has ADHD and recently put on melatonin by doctor because he has a very hard time getting to sleep at night, has anyone else used this??thanks

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ADHD/ODD - My 12 year old son

Hi I am new to this support system and need to now that I am not the only one who has a son with ADHD, ODD, depression and possible mood disorders. I am a divorced mom of...

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Switching Meds

My Son (9yrs) was diagnosed an year and a half ago and is currently on Aderall; however we are about to try Vyvanse . with a change I am of course nervous of potential side...

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long term effects of Adderall

My 9 year old son has recently switched from Ritalin to Adderall and seems to be doing amazingly well. Ritalin would make him very angry and irritated with everyone. The...

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6year old son with ADHD

I have a 6year old son who is an ADHD child. I dont know what to do he isgeting in trouble at school. He was diagnosed last year with ADHD I tried the meds on him but I did not...

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ODD and Mood Stabilizers for children

My 8 y/0 daughter has been having a lot of issues with defiancy at school and home. She was diagnosed with ADHD in Kindergarten (now in 3rd grade). I discussed the possibility...

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Intuniv - Input

Hello, I have never posted in here before. But my daughter has just started Intuniv, we are on Day 2. I haven't noticed too much of a change in behavior, but I noticed she is so...