My son will be four in November, and has been diagnosed with ADHD. I have ADHD also, so this diagnosis was no surprise. We tried putting on a SMALL dose of Dexedrine, and had a lot of trouble with his mood, and have just switched to Ritalin, and are at a minimal dose right now. I am looking for advice from other mothers with young children on Ritalin. I am looking for what might NOT be in the literature.
Please spare me all the lectures about how we should NOT medicate him, or just alter his diet, or how we need a second opinion. That's not what I'm looking for. He was diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic, and we underwent extensive testing and behavioral therapy before arriving at this conclusion. I am tired of being judged by people who have NOT walked in our shoes!
I am looking for advice and info from other parents who have medicated their children. Who might UNDERSTAND where I'm coming f
Answer by mompam at 3:21 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by Leigh519121 at 3:25 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by Acid at 3:37 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
You are looking for advice from other mothers that have medicated their children. It can be hard to diagnose what's wrong at such a young age. Just because you have ADHD doesn't mean your child has ADHD. My son was diagnosed with ADHD and the meds didn't work. It was obvious something was wrong. It turned out he has bipolar disorder.
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