My son has been on Focalin XR 10mg for a little over 3 years , he is almost 8. He is now showing side effects, like a tic, his breathing. But when we tried to change it his teacher begged us to change it back.
I just feel like is he really going to grow out of it? Am I setting him up to fail? Will this make him turn to drugs as a teen? I feel crazy over this.
Well it's not the teachers decision to keep him on his meds. If YOU feel like you should stop, then stop.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 1:52 PM on Feb. 28, 2011
My son was on those drugs because the teacher would not let him back in class without them after two years we pulled him off because when he was two until he was almost seven he had 20 plus drugs pumped through his body for chemo therapy we took him off because we did not know what side affects would come ask his doctor and do some research of your own as well. Only you can decide.
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Answer by lisa89j at 2:24 PM on Feb. 28, 2011
Diet really does not reduce ADHD symptoms. I know many people think this but I promise - not so much. Current wisdom says about 5% of treatment really would be diet. It doesn't really make a dent in the long run. What works is medication, cognitive therapy, parent support, and family therapy. I like the social skills portion of therapy. If a diet truly changes behaviors then it wasn't ADHD to begin with. It was more likely a food sensitivity. I know medication is controversial and people have all kinds of opinions. The things to watch with medication is weight, growth, and any increase or sudden onset of other issues like tics. If the medication is working then you have to decide if you continue or if you don't. Sure there are side effects to all medications. What are the negatives to not using ADHD medication for someone truly living with ADHD? They are more likely to self medicate using drugs
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