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My 8 year old was just diagnosed with ADD and struggles in school.  She was just prescribed Aderall (10) and I am sure if medication is the route we want to go or if there is a better alternative.


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TRUE ADD is VERY rare in girls.  The medicine is very harsh on the body and the mind.  Take her to a different doc.  Whatever her issues it probably is not ADD but rather some other root.

On a different not some of the teachers that make these decisions should be handled the way the cossacks used to handle their worst enemies.  This is a horrible thing to reccomend in cases where this has to do with kids because the most common source of "ADD
' is boring teachers and classes"  boredom not money is the source of most evil.
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Try the feingold diet instead.
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try  the med and monitor closely- be a good monitor and communicate all concerns with the pediatrician. This med may not work and another one might-there are plenty ADD meds out there to work with.... It is hard these days to get a diagnosis and get this med prescribed... If it is NOT really needed, the Dr would not prescribe it!- I would go for it.

If she gets sleepy for a few days and does not eat well do not panic- that is expected the first few days/ she should get used to it- these are expected side effects that should diminish.
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You said what I try to say Serious Sam ,yet again,  but get all wound up trying to be too careful and not hurt the feelings,thank you.For my kids I will look up the feingold diet
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