To make a long story short, there was a change in my children's insurance and now the meds they take for their ADHD are not covered unless the doc does a prior authorization, which I called to ask him to do and basically got the attitude from his nurse that what I was asking was a huge inconvenience and never heard back from them. I cannot afford to pay for the meds myself.
Ok, so, moving on...I've been toying with the idea that my oldest might be ready to get off the meds anyway. Because I can't get the rx filled right now, they did not have their meds this morning. They are hungry, which they NEVER are when they take the meds - huge plus. Behavior - slightly more hyper and wild than on the med, but not something I cannot handle.
The main reason they went on meds to begin with was school - my oldest was on the verge of suspension so I felt I had no choice. But we now homeschool, which gives me more freedom in how school is handled, since I can take them out to burn off energy if they can't focus.
Since the doctor isn't leaving me much choice anyway, I'm thinking that taking them off their meds might be a really good idea. We already have other measures in place to help control their behavior and calm them down, but I'm just wondering if any other moms who don't use meds (or have taken their kids off the meds) have any tips to help make the process smoother or for keeping home life normal once we stop the meds.
I use this for my son.
Answer by layh41407 at 5:05 PM on Aug. 4, 2012
My son has ADD. He discovered this: http://tea-for-two.blogspot.com/2007/10/tea-treatment-for-attention-deficit.html
We have run a few tests and it seems to work.
Answer by feralxat at 5:39 PM on Aug. 4, 2012
the elimination part of diet.. .
Answer by fiatpax at 6:10 PM on Aug. 4, 2012
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Answer by robinkane at 9:46 PM on Aug. 4, 2012