How do I get answers to my ADHD questions?

Amanda - posted on 10/04/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Help, my 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD this summer and I'm at my wit's end. Can't find a decent pediatrician to explain all this to me and the rx options. Not sure if I need to proceed with finding her a psychiatrist to manage the meds. or just find a ped. I like. Ours moved away. She's starting concerts today as the vyvanse wore off and she was a bear at night and has lost too much weight.

any advice or suggestions? I know moms usually have the best answers and advice around :)


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Terri - posted on 03/18/2015




My daughter also takes vyvanse for her adhd if the meds wear off too soon,they can give her something to get her through til bedtime my daughter lost 23 pounds when she first started taking it and I too was concerned however her developmental pediatrician assured me that she would level out, and it would stop. He was right. Just try to hang in there, I know what you are going through. My daughter also has odd so she can be quite a handful. Look for a good developmental pediatrician in your area, possibly one who deals with children like your daughter. Good luck to you

Bobbie - posted on 10/04/2012




Use a search engine such as google to find support in your local area. Or search for a well established mental health complex in your community. Contact them for an appointment for your daughter to be evaluated. All mental health issues are covered by insurance.

ADHD diagnosis requires a balance of

-school being aware of ADHD diagnosis to assist your daughter to achieve

-Pediatrician to monitor medication

-mental health assistance to monitor behavioral development

-Parent support group to be informed of medicine side effects, food allergies or sensitivity that impacts the symptoms as well as new programs available in your area

This is the chapter I used when my son was school age -

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