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Hi all. My son is almost 11 and has had problems at school sitting still, paying attention, blurting things out, and making distracting noises. He has been like this for as long as I remember but I was hoping that it was something that he would grow out of. I have yet another teacher this year emailing me about how my son is doing all of this again in her class and how he is disrupting the other children. Ive heard from some people that they think my son does have adhd and some that say no. We went to the doctor a few years ago and all I did was fill out a questionnaire (at a specialists office) and after she asked me a few questions she put him on ritalin. After he was on it he became very emotional and angry so we took him off it and I didnt take him back to the doctor again.
Things Ive noticed about my son are that its hard for him to sleep at night, he cannot sit still, you have to repeat what you want him to do step by step or he will forget or become distracted, if he hears a word or phrase that he likes he will say it over and over throughout the day, he squints his eyes often through the day, after he eats anything he gets really energetic, and also his eyes look blood shot at night. He becomes aggitated easily and cant make up his mind about things. He also has trouble doing his math homework. There might be more but I cant think of it right now. Im making an appointment with a pediatric neurologist soon. I just wanted to see if anyone's child had any similar problems. Thanks :)