Do not medicate your child! You will regret the long term effects.
I have a 17 and 18 year old that started taking meds at 6 years old and the long term effects are devastating. They act like they are autistic since being off the meds for nearly a year. It's almost like they are mentally 10-12 year olds. They talk about things that happened in the past like it happened yesterday. It's like they can't mentally move past a certain point in there lives.
I agree do not give your child medicine for there ADHD.
The side effects can be very bad.My son was on Concerta and Aderall for about two years.
When the school notice that he was having seizures.He would be very sleepy and would just stair and some times his eyes would roll up.
After talk with his doctor a few times he finally set us to get an egg and thou it would come back normal .but when I got home I missed a call from his doctor would siad he was sorry and that my son was having seizures and set us to see a docotr who was rude.
over the last couple of years the seizures have gotten worse and the medicine we have tried have not work,so last we he had surgery and nopt we have to way and see it that helps ,and if it doesn't then more medicines to try.witch they all have bad side effects.
And now I worry that my son may have a short life or may have to make plans so that if anything happens to his dad and I some one in my family will be able to take care of him.None of these are things I every wanted to have to go threw with any of my children.
And if I can help safe some one from going down the same road we are .Then I will.
I am so sorry you had these experiences, it is a good thing you have put your story here for others to see, I have a suggestion for you...get them on to a Multiple vitamin-mineral supplement with antioxidants, B Complex and Vit C A recent study suggests that food supplement treatment of ADHD my be of equal efficacy to Ritalin treatment All children especially those with learning difficulties will benefit from supplementation.
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