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Posted by Gary V on December 19, 1999 at 01:39:38:

In Reply to: Re: Should I medicate 5 yr old daughter? posted by SCOTT on December 17, 1999 at 20:34:17:

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: : My daughter has been diagnosed ADHD since age 3. We have tried her on several meds and all of them had bad side effects so we stopped giving it to her. NOw she is in kindergarten and I see that she cannot remain focused for anything- she really isn't hyper, just cannot pay attention. Does anyone know of a good med that I can ask doctor for with low to no side effects?

: HI, IM A FATHER WITH AN EX-WIFE THAT HAD MY SON DIAGNOSED WITH ADD. SINCE THIS HAS TAKEN PLACE hAYDEN NO LONGER EXIST. IVE SEEN MY OWN SON DIE WHILE LIVING. ADD IS A DOCTOR MADE DISORDER! I HAD ONLY A FEW WEEKS TO SHOW THAT HAYDEN WAS JUST A HIGH STRUNG KID. KIDS NEED TO BE WORE OUT IN THERE DAILY ACTIVATIES. YOU HAVE TO FIND MORE TIME AND BECOME (IF YOUR NOT ALREADY) AN ACTIVE AND MOBILE PERSON . SITTING (WATCHING TV) WILL NEVER WORK . IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY LOOKED INTO THIS PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO DO SO. MOST DOCTORS ARE PRO ADD . ALERGIES!!!!!!!!! AND ENVIORMENT. TOO MUCH CONFUSION IN THE HOUSE? TO MANY PARENTS? OLDER KIDS ACTING AS PARENTS? SEARCH EVERYWHERE BEFORE A DRUG IS USED. ADD DRUGS KILLS KIDS AS WE KNOW THEM
: I HOPE I DIDNT SCARE YOU THIS THING SUCKS AND MOST OF US DONT HAVE A SAY ABOUT IT

Scott, You confuse me. Hayden is not dead! He is somewhat more subdued during school hours - if he is on a normal Ritalin presciption program. Are you sure that the medication is not giving him an opportunity to learn along with his friends? Would that not be a good thing? Wearing him out with daily activities won't help him learn what is being taught in school.

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