My son has these things and i have tried the diet, the ABA, and a long list of things that still leave my son needing something else.Nothing is working.All the teachers and dr.'s say meds. and my heart says it yet I get bashed everytime I talk about it so I was looking for helpful info and to see what other parents think.
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Answer by FootballMom85 at 11:48 AM on May. 29, 2011
Yes! Meds can and will help the situation. We started DD on ADHD meds when shes was 10. It was the best thing we could have done. Her grades improved and she was identified as gifted at school the year we started Adderall XR. We found 'natural' stuff like fish oil helped a lot but DD had sensory issues with the texture of the capsules and refused to take them after a while.
Be aware that what meds work for which child is a matter of trial and error. Adderall XR was the 2nd med we tried; Concerta helped but she had suicidal thoughts from it. As she's grown, dosage has had to be adjusted too. And with generic Adderall XR, we also had issues. It can be difficult to find the right balance but it does help a lot.
Answer by JSD24 at 12:03 PM on May. 29, 2011