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Posted by on Jun. 19, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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I am a mom to a beautiful almost 9 yo girl who was officially diagnosed last week.  We have known since she was 3 that this was coming.  We have been homeschooling from the very beginning to avoid some of the main issues that her dad (also ADHD) encountered when he was in school.  I hit my limit this year and begged her Dr for an evaluation.  She insisted that we see a specialist to rule out any learning disabilities (I knew we didn't have any).  We saw the specialist last week and here we are.  Today was our first day of meds and I think they helped some, but certainly not enough.  She had no appetite and she was very moody this afternoon.  I'm hoping this rollercoaster levels out because if I have to deal with emotions like that every afternoon I may have to jump ship.  LOL

I'm just looking for encouragement and support as I try to figure out what is best for my munchkin.

by on Jun. 19, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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by Member on Jul. 23, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Well, by now you will have figured out whether she adjusted ok or whether you would want a different med or dose.  What you are describing is certainly pretty typical.  But I can absolutely sympathize with 9 year old emotions plus coming offf meds.  We try to keep DD in a quiet place where she won't be overstimulated during "that time" of the day, if we can.

coala
by New Member on Jul. 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM

We have actually had to increase her dose.  We were 3 weeks in and I noticed that the meds were helping but not as effictively as they had been.  Her schooling area was messy and so was her room.  Her study tactics weren't helping and she was having to spend significantly more time studying than she had in the previous weeks.  I'm starting to see a change with just a slight increase.  Her Dr gave us a liquid and is allowing us to "play" with her dosage until we find that "sweet spot" that works for her.  Her appetite has come back with a vengenance and she was able to eat as much as a teenage boy a couple of weeks ago.  She is fading back to what a "normal" meal would look like for her.

Thank you for your support!!

Quoting gracefamilydoc:

Well, by now you will have figured out whether she adjusted ok or whether you would want a different med or dose.  What you are describing is certainly pretty typical.  But I can absolutely sympathize with 9 year old emotions plus coming offf meds.  We try to keep DD in a quiet place where she won't be overstimulated during "that time" of the day, if we can.


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