I have/had ADHD/ADD. When i was little i was on medication and took myself off as i got a little older, during highschool i was put back on medication which yes, helped me learn and do better in school, but had MANY side effects! I am one who strongly believes that medication such as adderall, and stimulants should not be used on children. I can guarentee that his hand is shaking because he is speeding, it happened to me on my adderall. Like i said before, it helped me focus and do better in school but i was speeding, had a dry mouth 24/7 and now as an adult i have terrible teeth problems due to the medication. I would consult the doctor about a behavioral therapist and learning how to cope with add/adhd without medication. Hope all goes well!
at 2:38 PM on Oct. 28, 2008