I hate ADHD...
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|Sat, 09-13-2003 - 10:56pm|
Today was his b'day and he begged to skip the meds so he could eat. It breaks my heart (btw he gained 25 pounds over the summer and looks great). I am at my wits end, if this is indeed a tic is the Doc going to suggest meds to control the tic? How much meds until it's too much?? I've tried all kinds of alternative treatment, diet, chiropractic etc. (I had him taking supplements including cod liver oil last summer). It tears me apart watching him struggle with no meds (or meds that don't work) he gets so frustrated has a tantrum then can't calm himself down and is yelling at himself because he's angry with himself because he can't calm himself down. And the alternative is watching him get 90's and 100's on tests yet wasting away.
I'm sorry to dump, but the truth is that the only people who truly understand what it's like to parent an ADHD child are the ones that do.
I'm hanging in there and time marches on and new discoveries are made every day.
Thanks so much for listening. I haven't been to this board in about a year, but I am so glad it's here.
Mom to Kyle (9 today)