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Posted by Theresa on August 14, 2000 at 13:05:41:

In Reply to: ADHD posted by Debbie on July 17, 2000 at 21:59:52:

: My son is 9 years old and is thought to have ADHD. He can't seem to sit still for more than a few minutes at a time. Doesn't sleep at all at night(only about 2 hours a night). Takes him at least 2 hours to finish 10 homework problems. Doesn't listen at home or at school. Unable to ay attention to anything or anyone.He has been this way since birth. He started seeing a doctor who wants him on meds. Not sure what are good ones or bad. Anyone have some thoughts for me?
: I've tried about every herbal and over the counter drugs I can and nothing works. I always hear that he is a boy and suppose to be that way. But I don't buy that. He gets good grades in school thats what I don't seem to understand. Not complaining about the grades but how can someone with ADHD have such good grades.
: Please anyone give me help that might help me better understand this and help him a little better? Is medication the answer and does it work?

Hi my son is 10 and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was in kindergarden, I struggled with the though of giving him medicine, buy to watch how he could not function, sit still, sleep, I didn't know what else to do. I hate the fact he has to take this medication. But now that he is older I am going to try to take him off it and see how he does. This year I am putting him in a private school-smaller class setting to see if this helps him. He did not get good grades, but when they tested him
they said they did not understand why his scores were so high but he could not do the work. He became frusturated very easiely, but he is a good kid and kids with ADD & ADHD are very intellegent. I still don't know what to do to help him.

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