You posted something on "life with adhd's" thread that I initially perceived as unbalanced. After a more careful read, I changed my position to "couldn't be more balanced." Hands down, bar none, your post was most meaningful - to the effect, "trust your motherly instincts." Even a dumb male like me knows no one knows the kid better than Mom. The doctor certainly doesn't, not by a long shot. I'll go with Mom's take every time over bozo doctor's.
I was trying not to make the same mistake twice. I was trying this time to tell you I respect your knowledge and my thoughts were in addition (not opposition) to yours. Please know I respect you and your posts.
I also know that I can be a tad bit opinionated and a whole lot impulsive. I working on it. Bear with me.
Context is everything. Sometimes, especially over the Internet, context gets lost and the entire meaning goes with it. My context? I once was an addict. It is long ago enough that I don't say "recovering addict." Maybe I should. To this day, I don't trust myself with Schedule II meds. I gave my wife totalitarian, dictatorial control over the safe keeping and dispensing of my Dexedrine - was Adderall a few days back. I do not run around craving speed. I just know what can happen in a moment of weakness during one of "those" days when I feel like manure. I also know what rebellion against the dictator brings which keeps me safe. You know, women have this ..., hmn, better not go there.
Valium feels just wonderful to me. That is why I won't take it - not even once. I can't risk it, especially since, for me, there are many other meds that work as well without the addiction risk. Frankly, I much rather get re-addicted to speed. After a virtual non-stop two year long meth spree, I simply walked away and suffered no more than about three days of the best sleep ever. It took rehab to shed the psychological craving. Cold-turkey after a two year Valium spree will get you a ride in a hurst. No rehab needed.
Dumb opinionated me. Yes, many people safely take Valium and it works wonders for them.
Let's be friends.
Hunter, please tell if the "crash" has smoothed out for you.