Posted by ANGELA P
on January 04, 2000 at 11:57:29:
In Reply to: Re: Daughter with ADHD on ritalin posted by Gary V on December 11, 1999 at 23:18:57:
: : I have an 11 year old daughter on Ritalin. Any body else have a daughter with it.
: Our 11 year-old niece takes it as prescribed. What a difference in schoolwork ! The only thing that concerns me (a casual observer) is that she is so sullen each afternoon and early evening until the effect wears off. A definite relief for the rest of us, but I am reminded of the 'psych' patients on thorazine that are being 'kept under control'. Hopefully, the benefit outweighs the drawbacks. She was certainly headed in the wrong direction without it.
If your niece looks or acts lathargic, she's being over medicated. My daughter (9) recently started taking Ritalin for adhd. The difference is amazing. She complains of nausea, and headaches so we are looking into time realease so that she doesn't get overloaded. somthing you might consider.