Posted by DeeBeeDo
on December 06, 2000 at 22:56:57:
In Reply to: Tough choice to treat daughter for ADD with Adderall posted by Tiffany on December 06, 2000 at 21:24:09:
Being the parent of a kid with ADHD is hard...It's hard to see your child struggle and try to help them and then have others second-guess your decisions. Here's my story. My son was dx'd with ADHD when he was four, and, after a lot of soul-searching we started on medication when he was five. He's fourteen now...getting As & Bs (well, a C now and then), plays football and basketball, and has friends. In other words, he's a normal teenager. After he was dx'd, I started seeing a lot of similarities and finally was dx'd myself. As a girl with ADHD, a lot of times the hyperactivity doesn't show, but the attention/impulsivity problems are no less of an issue for girls than it is for boys. I am now on medication, and I've found it tremendously helpful. It doesn't change you or make you high or dull you out. It allows you to think without being distracted, and that makes a huge difference. If you'd like to talk, just e-mail me...and good luck.