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|Wed, 08-13-2003 - 9:56am|
I have read a lot of mothers saying that ADD/ADHD has been linked to being gifted, so I dont know if anyone can relate, but math was the biggest problem. We would teach him a math function and he would KNOW it and then the next day he was like "Huh"?. So finally we put him on meds. He passed last year with A's & B's.
And it wsnt just the academic part. We have experienced all the other, too. From the time he was born. At 15 mos, he ripped the sink pipes out from under the sink in the Dr's office and flooded it because he couldnt wait any longer. Many more stories like that. We didnt dare take him to churches, which I regret(we do now). In second grade he wore a necklace that had a fish on one side and Jesus on the other side. His teacher(bad teacher) said it should say devil instead.
Its a relief to read some of your posts. I feel silly sometimes when I talk to my family about these things. My husband and I both come from big families. My sister had 5 children and his brother also have 5. So they look at me like I got it easy with 2(also a 2yr old). I dont know if its the ADD/ADHD or what but I fell like I have 5 children. I told my husband I dont think I can handle anymore. Talk about feelin like a failure.
My son really resists the medication. He says it makes him not want to anything. So I didnt make him take it this summer. Needless to say, not a fun summer. If I didnt know better, I would say he was on a stronger dose of Adderall, because it subdues him more than usual. Anyone ever noticed this? I have an appt this week to try a lesser dose, but would anyone recommend Strattera or Concerta? I mentioned it to my dr once and he said he would give it a try but he didnt really think it worked very well. He's 5 ft and 130 lbs so I dont worry about his appetite being suppressed. Anybody switched from Adderall to something else?
Any feedback would be appreciated.