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Mom's of kids with ADHD.

Anonymous
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My son was just diagnosed with it today. We're going to evaluate for severity, but after that what can I expect.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:43 PM
I'm in the works for getting my son evaluated. Can you tell me what kind of tests were done to diagnose your son?
ilovemyson2002
by Bronze Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:45 PM

my oldest son has adhd and odd and he has been on and offf meds since the age 5  and he going on 14  and been off the meds for all most 2 years or 3 maybe    we took all soda from him  only let him have soda on weekends or when we go out to eat some where   

ilovemyson2002
by Bronze Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:46 PM

we took my son to mental health  we told by a mental health doc 

Quoting Anonymous 2: I'm in the works for getting my son evaluated. Can you tell me what kind of tests were done to diagnose your son?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:49 PM
My son is diagnosed. He's on meds. It took almost a year and trying 4 different meds before finding one that worked for him without side effects. It's hard watching them go through that, but I'm glad we did. He's so much happier now. He use to hate going to school and now he loves it. With a diagnosis, your son will likely qualify for a 504 plan or an IEP at school. Let the school know about his diagnosis.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:51 PM
A lot of ups and downs, hair pulling. If you decide the medication option, finding that right medication. The one that keeps him as him but can curb that hyperactivity behavior.

And so many meetings with the school, teachers, psychologist, etc. All in an attempt to help your kid learn how to control himself, methods for staying on track, different options, opinions, etc. It's a lot of learning and then relearning bc the kid grows and the needs are different.

Good luck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:51 PM
Honestly, the current pediatrician looked back at the evaluations the psychologist and behavioral specialist did and the evaluations he had the teacher and I do. Plus he's seen how DS behaves, so he felt pretty confident in diagnosing it.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I'm in the works for getting my son evaluated. Can you tell me what kind of tests were done to diagnose your son?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:55 PM
Gotcha. My pediatrician won't diagnose. I'm waiting on a call back from children's hospital for an evaluation appointment. I want to get this done in time for school to start back up in September. How old is your son?

Quoting Anonymous 1: Honestly, the current pediatrician looked back at the evaluations the psychologist and behavioral specialist did and the evaluations he had the teacher and I do. Plus he's seen how DS behaves, so he felt pretty confident in diagnosing it.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I'm in the works for getting my son evaluated. Can you tell me what kind of tests were done to diagnose your son?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:56 PM
He's already on an IEP because of his speech delay and his behavioral problems. But it'll be nice to have an idea which way to go from here. We've been winging it since he was 3.

Quoting Anonymous 3: My son is diagnosed. He's on meds. It took almost a year and trying 4 different meds before finding one that worked for him without side effects. It's hard watching them go through that, but I'm glad we did. He's so much happier now. He use to hate going to school and now he loves it. With a diagnosis, your son will likely qualify for a 504 plan or an IEP at school. Let the school know about his diagnosis.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:58 PM
My oldest has it. We cut as many dyes as possible out of her diet, also very little sugar, eat high protein low carb diets and we still mediciate. She can't focus in school without it. She's 10 and has been on meds since she was 5.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 4:58 PM
My son also had an IEP for speech/language before he was diagnosed. He also had a behavior plan. After finding the right meds he know longer has problems with being impulsive. His behavior is great! Just a warning...some of the meds can make the behavior issues worse because they can make him more aggressive. If that happens, try a different med. My son is a completely different kid now.

Quoting Anonymous 1: He's already on an IEP because of his speech delay and his behavioral problems. But it'll be nice to have an idea which way to go from here. We've been winging it since he was 3.

Quoting Anonymous 3: My son is diagnosed. He's on meds. It took almost a year and trying 4 different meds before finding one that worked for him without side effects. It's hard watching them go through that, but I'm glad we did. He's so much happier now. He use to hate going to school and now he loves it. With a diagnosis, your son will likely qualify for a 504 plan or an IEP at school. Let the school know about his diagnosis.
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