Can I just cry for a second?
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|Thu, 05-01-2003 - 10:34am|
I love my son so much - he was the baby we always wanted and we prayed for. We also have two other great kids. Zack is our oldest at 7.5, and has been our greatest struggle. Diagnosed with ADHD and CAPD, we've tried Ritalin, Adderall and now Concerta. Ritalin was great, but didn't last long enough. Adderall was AWFUL. And Concerta, although better than Adderall, is still producing moody side effects - hard to tell whether it's just his ppersonality or the meds. As a little boy, he had a serious side to him, but not this serious.
also doing behavior mods, have very supportive teaching staff (for the most part -- he and the music teacher butt heads often), have seen psychologist. but...
WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? I just want to make this go away for him. It tears me up every time he proclaims himself stupid and he gives up on himself. He's only 7 for goodness sake. My DH and I have gone to great lengths to make him understand he is not stupid - we're doing everything we can to help him - or are we? My DH wants to quit meds over the summer, but I dread the thought of that - whether he wants to accept it or not, the meds do help to an extent.
I know there are mixed reviews on Strattera - is it worth it to try? I already know the answer - that it is. I'm just getting really tired of the med merry-go-round.
Thanks for the opportuniity to just vent.