My 5 yr old hasADHD she is violent at home kindy wherever we go angry frustrated she is also epileptic ahhhh pulling my hair out here. So my dr wants her on ridelin i dont like the sounds of that one and what i have looked up.Does anyone know of some other adhd medicaitions??
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Ginny - posted on 10/21/2010
my son started out on ridelin.Then they switched it to concerta.It works really well for him.Just make sure you have a doctor who will work with you in finding the right medication and dose that works for your child.My sons doctor always talked to us after he started medication to see how he acted with it and if it needed adjusting,Doctor also gave physical to make sure child could handle medication.The other medication is adderall.That one was givin to him when he was around 12 years old and it did not work to well.He is 15 now and is on Concerta.At age 5 he started taking ritalin.Good luck and do not be scared to put your child on medication.If you have a good doctor you will get the best.
Katie - posted on 10/19/2010
Hello Sarah, I am the mom of a 5 yr old just diagnosed last month with Add and a 4 yr old who hasn't been diagnosed yet but they think may be bi-polar. My older son is on Vyvanse and has really done a 180 for the good. He focuses more, does great at school and is actually making friends. He has a little trouble eating and falling asleep till 9 unlike before he slept at 7:30. But I will take it as long as he's happy and excelling at school. I am taking my 4 yr old next week to the neurologist to have him checked as well. Also the school(IEP) is ordering a behavioral analysis as well is the pyschiatrist.(sp). it's hard right? It took me a long time to finally get the help they need, just be persistent.
Melissa - posted on 10/17/2010
oh, before medications..we did everything from behavior issues to diet. We took out corn syrup,dyes,heavy starches...that helped some;but for our situation, medication was necessary for her to just function in school. She had regressed last school year(2nd grade) back to a 1st grade level, this year she is in the 3rd grade and is on point, if not execlling.
Melissa - posted on 10/17/2010
my 8y.o is ADHD and we had her on stimulant medication, it worked wonders..the problem was that she is naturally thin and tall;but her appetite just went away all together. We found that to be the problem, we were suppose to wait until the summer to try non stimulant medications;but with the issue of her weight our pediatrician put her on Intuniv, we are on our second day of 1mg and it has been just horrible...now mind you, this medication is moved up in doses of 1mg per week. It is used for tics,and things such as that..It is extremely hard as a parent of a ADHD child, along with myself being ADHD,finding the right balance of medication. It is true that you will go through many before you find the one that works. I have depended on our pediatrician for medication, and have now decided that a psychologist is what we need, this is their specialty and at the end of the day,we want whats best for her. I hope that this helps..