Pauline - posted on 07/15/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son has ADHD...hes turning 10 in a few weeks, he was diagnosed when he was 7, it has certainly been a journey. He was put on Ritalin for a year and a half but developed a serious side effect, we stopped his meds immediately, he hasn't been on anything for 7 months now but he's not coping. He battles to remain focused and as a result his grades have dropped, he is extremely bright, with Ritalin he achieved straight A's. He gets very frustrated that he cannot achieve what he knows he can...I feel like this bright child is trapped within himself not able to reach his full potential...it breaks my heart...his dad refuses to try any other meds going forward because Ritalin gave us such a scare. My baby boy is a awesome child, he loves music, he's compassionate to others, he loves Jesus, loves church, loves helping people....and has no control of what's happening to him. Are there mums out there that can identify with this situation??...