Melissa - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son has ADHD. He is 4 1/2. He was always hyper and impulsive, but since he turned 4 he became aggressive. He makes kids on the bus cry by calling them names and hitting them with seatbelts. Small things like wanting the figurines at school arranged differently might send him on half hour long screaming rages. He has thrown bookbags and even kicked and hit teachers and bus aides. I can deal with the hyperactivity and the impulsivity, but the aggression is much harder to deal with. He has trouble making friends. He is starting to become ostricized from friendly groups. I dont want others to be harmed because of his inability to control his actions.
We are considering putting him on meds. My question is does the neurologist or psychiatrist handle and manage that? Also my son has always been a good sleeper and eater for that matter. He is out cold in 5 minutes. He eats like a machine. I know from teaching, that some meds cause the children to have trouble falling asleep or cause them to have small appetites. I would hate for that to be a problem. Can those of you whose kids are on meds tell me which ones cause insomnia and which ones let you sleep? Also which ones mess with the appetite? A friend of mine whose son has PDD (autism spectrum) and ADHD said she uses a few things from Native Remedies catalog. Has anyone else used them and what were the results? Our neuro dev. ped said there is a difference between naturalistic and homeopathic remedies. One is basically the same as meds and the other is poisons watered down (like arsenic). She said to be careful.
My son is bright eyed and a smart cookie. I dont want that sparkle to go out of him. I hope it doesnt take long to find the right med and the right dosage. I have had a couple of kids in my class become "zombies", but I just think they hadnt found the right coctail yet. HELP!!