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Posted by Deb on October 17, 2000 at 17:30:27:

In Reply to: Does everyone drug there kids w/ ADD? posted by all natural on October 05, 2000 at 13:38:07:

: Just wondering why everyone does medication for ADD? Is this the only the to do? I am seeing an
: environmental doctor and he said drugs is the last resort. So we are doing test (blood, urine, hair etc.)
: We found out my child had many food allergies and when I started eliminating them she is no longer
: hyper at all. Now we still have the problem with concentration but next he is going to have us try
: some supplements (that are healthy and no side effects). Just wondering why no one else does this?

After finding this web site and listening to people who talk about "putting kids on medication", it really bothers me. For one, I am asking myself if they have an add/adhd child, do they really know what it is like to have a child with this neurological problem. And next, if your child had diabetes would you question putting them on insulin, if they had high blood pressure would you question putting them on medication for that or any other medical problem. It is like my Doctor told us when we were worried about putting our child on the medication. He said it can change the his out come in life. Meaning he can not take the medication and barely make it through high school and then when he graduates he will be lucky if he can hold down a job anywhere, on the other hand, taking the medication in this 1st 9 weeks of school he has went from C's and D's to A's and B's which has also really boosted his self-esteem. And we don't take the medication on weekends or if he is not in school and just going to be at home. So those of you who think we are monster parents for putting our children on medication, I say to you "don't judge until you have been in that situation"!

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