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Posted by Tabitha on September 22, 2000 at 21:10:15:

In Reply to: Re: I Need information about Adderall.. posted by dan on August 27, 2000 at 11:19:37:

: : : Terri,
Hi. My son is 9 and was just put on Adderall. My son is exactly where he needs to be academically in school and is very intelligent, but he does have ADHD. I began noticing it when he was in Kindergarten, but really with the last two years. I said yes, to the medicine without alot of research also. However, I tried every unconventional method possible before taking this route.

I want my son to have the self-esteem that he deserves. I have ADD, but didn't realize it until I was an adult and I have had a big problem with my self-esteem. I wouldn't wish that upon anyone. Good luck and remember we have to try and do what is best for our children and unfortunately sometimes it has to be by trial and error.


: : : I have just recently been told that my son who is almost 8 has ADD. We went to the docters and they suggested Adderall, which we started yesterday 1/4 pill and today 1/2 pill. My problem and confusion comes with many unanswered questions..please read my short story and email me with any answers you might have(negative/positive). My son and I just made a huge move to NY from Dallas, a divorce and many miles fro his dad. My son seems to have the "behavior's" associated with ADD. but on the other hand he is on the honor role and loves his schoolwork. I am feeling very guilty, that i just said YES to the medicine without doing more research(which i have done alot). I would just like some feedback..someone out-there I could discuss this with. Am I making the wrong decision??
: : : Thanks..
: : : Terri..

: : If your son has been correctly diagnosed, the fact that he makes honor roll at 8 years doesn't necessarily containdicate ADD. My daughter did not begin to have difficulty in school until 5th and 6th grade- when the content becomes more rigorous. Since she is bright, she "hid" her symptoms through out most of elememtary school. She is doing better on adderal now. Good Luck!

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