Anyone have their child on meds at 3yo??

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Anyone have their child on meds at 3yo??
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 12:56am
We just got a diagnosis of "mixed developmental disorder" from the autism clinic. they weren't willing to "rule-out" or "in" anything on the spectrum until ADHD, ODD, OCD and anxiety disorder are ruled-out. I'm assuming our next step would be putting my son on a med trial and see what happens. I know nothing about ADHD meds or their side effects. What med to you guys think would be approperiate for a 3yo? And how long does it take to see results? What if he really isn't ADHD----how would he act on meds? No effect? What if he has an anxiety disorder? Would the meds make him manic? (more manic than he already is??? :)

Sorry so many questions.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 10:09am
My Son was on meds at age 3.

Back then Ritalin was almost the only thing. We never noticed it

helping him though. He started to get skinny and had

dark circles under his eyes. Later, they added imiprimaine

then took off the ritalin and added Adderall, And Clonidine. Later

took away the imipramine and added Remeron.. so now he's 12 and

still on adderall, cloinidine and remeron.. It's done

good for him.

It may take a while to get the right med. Alot of ladies here

can tell you they had to try several different things. Since

no one child is alike, they all may take a different med or combination

of meds. some take a while to start noticing an effect, some

start helping immediately.