Crysta - posted on 03/07/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My sister has been claiming that her oldest son has some type of behavior disorder for a while now. Her and her children have had a really hard life so far and my nephew has been through so much and he's only four years old. His doctor has decided that he has ADHD, which I absolutely do not agree with because my sister has gone straight to him having ADHD before going anywhere else like a psychiatrist. The biggest problem that I am having so far is that he has been started on blood pressure medication, which doesn't make sense to me at all if the problem is more related to his brain functionality than to his cardiac health. But, the thing that has me worried the most is when he was a baby, he used to get seizures right before he would fall asleep if his heart would dip too low, and I am worried that being on this medication could put him into cardiac arrest if his dosage is not being kept track of at school or at home. Does blood pressure medication sound appropriate for a 4 year old who might have ADHD, because I have never heard of any child being prescribed this before.