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Posted by DEBBIE on December 20, 1999 at 08:15:18:

In Reply to: Re: Should I medicate 5 yr old daughter? posted by Gary V on December 19, 1999 at 01:39:38:

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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?

Hello, my son was and still is ADHD, Carl was on 3 different meds that seem to work real well at school. Frist need to know what type of meds have you tried.
If you get the right meds it does help them, Carl is 14 and been off meds for about 2 years now and he just made honor roll. But let me tell you when he was not on meds before we could not control him, my husband still has to hold him down when he gets to mad at people, but he is learning to do better.
Carl was in a BD class that helps as well. its alot more smaller class and the kids in that class is just like him and the teachers are more strick on them.
When he was not in this class he was getting in trouble all the time. one thing to remember is to let them know that they are not different, god just gave them a bigger heart and soul and we just need to learn how to put this to work in the right way.
You have a long road ahead of you but it does get better. There minds are working so fast and they just don't know what to do with it.
so please if you want to email me and talk just do so..will be more then happy to help you as much as i can.
: : 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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