Son refuses to take meds

Michelle - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is 7 years old, and refuses to take his meds. I started sneaking it in his drinks, but became wise, & now only drinks water in the morning. So I thought that I would get up early, & make him pancakes, breakfast rolls, etc. from scratch, and sneak it in that way. He caught me one day, & now won't eat breakfast at home.

I'd love to try the food diet, but my son is soo picky, I'm at a loss.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Karen - posted on 10/10/2012

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We adopted three children, all of whom were diagnosed with ADHD, and one with OCD as well

as ADHD. Right from the start I looked into better alternatives. Our children were older when we adopted them our first son was 7 and he was in a behaivour class, our next son was 12 also in behaivour class and our daughter 7 had spent 6 months at CPRI in London. I never wanted them on drugs, so we reduced there meds to 1/2 a pill a day then no pills. They had problems being able to watch tv so I bought a large box of lego and dumped them on the coffee table, they were able to sit and watch tv as long as there hands were busy, at night I played classical music and they eventually started to fall asleep to it. In their lunch bags I sent little toys, like rubix cubes, and a few lego peices, so they could have something in their hands so they could concintrate. The teacher told them to put the toys away so I went to the school and explained that thats what our children need to remain calm and focus and they allowed it. Also we gave 2 of our children fish oil tablets. Our children are now 28, 26 and 22, all of them are doing fine.

Michelle - posted on 02/09/2010

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What kind of supplement do you give him? I'm willing to try anything. His grades are good, but his behavior is not. I'm at a loss.

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Cheryl - posted on 11/22/2013

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How is your son doing now? This sounds like what I am dealing with my son. Tried hiding pill in food and he also complained of the taste. Finally got him to swallow it by practicing with Tic-tacs and buying empty gel capules from our pharmacy and filling them with jello to prove he wouldn't taste it. Worked great for a month then he refused to take them again. Have considered a natural supplement called Jetty's blend. I am at my wits end and dealing with high stress.

Crystal - posted on 08/07/2010

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Hi Michele, try Memory Charge. It is a natural supplement. It is in powder form (citrus flavored) so you can mix it with orange juice. it has Choline in it. 1 tablespoon is equivalent to the amount found in 11 lbs of fish. Over 80% of the population is deficient in Choline which is considered an Essential Nutrient and is essential in brain and cerebral functions, it helps with memory, focus and concentration. It is also good for Alzheimer's, headaches and migraines. Here is a link and you can see the ingredients. http://www.ardysslife.com/ProductPage.as... Its great, I use it every day. It's great for all so you can make smoothies, etc that every one drinks and he won't think its just for him.



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Nichole - posted on 04/12/2010

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my parents had the same problem with me!! lol. For me it wasnt the fact that it made me feel different or pride. it was being forced to do something that i didn't want to do. i didn't understand why my parents would make me do it, they did try (countless times) to explain why i had to take it, but it didn't matter to me. i took ritalin for 8 years 3 times a day. i hated having to go to the nurses office, i hated being labeled by my parents the school, friends and everything else, i hated seeing the all the docs, i hated everything about it (still do) but now that im older i see and understand a lot more why they did it. as it is we are all different, but i hated being concidered "special".

Lori - posted on 02/17/2010

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Maybe the medication is giving him adverse reactions and he has a damn good reason to not like it. I used to feel slightly bad for not giving my kids medication. When i was diagnosed as ADD i took adderol for the 60 days I had ordered just to make sure i was not making a huge mistake . i had no interest in food whatsoever i was not funny , nothing was funny I experienced anhedony to the max didn't even like sex my feeling is the med is worse than the disease.

Melissa - posted on 02/10/2010

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How about you e-mail me at kidsfirst6@yahoo.com. I can forward you more info and exchange #s to chat. Talk soon!

Melissa - posted on 02/09/2010

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We give him a supplement with grapeseed, grapeseed extract, bilberry and ginko biloba. We order it directly through Melaleuca the Wellness Company and could give you more info to help you do the same. We love that we don't have to go to the dr. each month for a script---we just order it on-line. I could help with dosage, ordering, etc.

Melissa - posted on 02/09/2010

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Huh! Wonder what that's about. I guess my first thought would be to ask why he doesn't want to take it----pride? feel different? Remind him that no one at school will know he's taking it and that you're trying to help him. I'm a special ed. teacher and see this same thing happen often. A lot of times the kids just don't want to be labeled and for some reason think EVERYONE will know they are taking meds. My son takes a natural supplement vs. meds now and does well with that now.

Michelle - posted on 02/09/2010

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He won't take the capsule, so the doctor said I could pull it apart, to hide it in his food. He says it tastes funny. But he didn't even notice until he caught me doing it (2 months later)

Melissa - posted on 02/09/2010

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Is there a reason he's refusing to take them? Does he feel different when he takes them? Making him sick? My son reacted horribly, and it took him @ 4 months to tell me what was going on.

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