adhd

Amanda - posted on 04/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son was just diagnosed with adhd, even though I've know for a while and I tried everything before I got him meds. We got him all sugarfree foods, we started with a very strict schedule, nothing seemed to help, so now we have meds for him, but he hasn't started on them yet. Does anyone else have a child with this and what did you do? Did meds help and how do you feel about them?

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Pat - posted on 04/12/2009

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hi amanda no I havent heard of them so I dont know any thing about them,if you want to chat either here or on facebook pat x

Amanda - posted on 04/11/2009

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thanks for the replies. the prescription we got was for dextroamphet, has anyone ever heard of it and do u know anything good or bad?

Sarah - posted on 04/11/2009

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My son was diagnosed this past fall.  We tried everything as well, because I was terrified to make him dependent on meds.  After nothing worked and he began to suffer in school, I agreed to try the lowest dose.  I was upfront with the school, the pediatrician, and the physcologist that unless it is a miracle drug I would take him off of them after the first month.



He is still on the lowest dose of  "Concerta" and all of us (my husband, and my other son, as well as his teacher) have noticed a significant difference.  He is happier and is now a grade level above where he is supposed to be in reading and math.



The doctor had said that if you don't notice a significant difference though that he may have been misdiagnosed.



My suggestion is to give in and try it.  It has made our lives sooo much easier and he is so much happier.

Pat - posted on 04/11/2009

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hi amanda



my son is on meds and they help him and he does have bad and good days,but they do make a differents,I knew there was something wrong with my son but we was only told about 2 years ago he has adhd,I had tears,but I did try everything and nothing worked,good luck if you want to chat on here or facebook Im here pat x

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