My child is ADD, seems like the meds is not working. I don't know what to do next?

Elsie - posted on 10/05/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My child is ADD, seems like the meds is not working. I don't know what to do next?

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Elsie - posted on 10/06/2012

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he is on this meds from August.

I had him test by 3 different types of dr's. And he is now with a pediatric who is helping us finding the right meds.

You just mentioned peanut butter, he had peanut butter on and honey on his bread to school this week, and they were complaining about him everyday

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/05/2012

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Ah, Jodi has a good point (Which I should have brought up as well!)



ADD is WAY over diagnosed. Quite often the "symptoms" that are being seen are not ADD, or ADHD, but an entirely different problem, perhaps even one that doesn't require meds at all!



I'd recommend a second opinion, and then a med evaluation if the second opinion concurs with the first



Also...look into dietary triggers. One of my friends found out that the red dye in candies was a trigger for her son, as was peanut butter. Once she excluded those from his diet, his behaviour improved immensely.



Personally, I'm not a big fan of medicating kids for every little thing. Sometimes, it's needed, and helpful, other times it's overdone, and unnecessary! Try to check out all of your avenues in addition to medicating, and you never know...you may find that meds are not necessary.

Jodi - posted on 10/05/2012

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Is it possible that the problem is not ADD? If it isn't ADD the meds aren't going to work, and ADD is WAY too overdiagnosed these days.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/05/2012

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How long have you had the child on meds? ALL medications have a transitional time where it takes your body to get used to them, and for them to start being effective. If the child has been on meds for awhile, and they are no longer seeming to help, then dosage needs to be adjusted.



As with any medication problem, you need to contact your physician with concerns immediately. If the physician doesn't seem to be listening to you, then find another for a second opinion. Medication issues and reactions are nothing to fool around with.

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