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|Sun, 05-18-2003 - 5:18pm|
Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Laurie and my daughter Megan was just diagnosed with ADHD moderate/severe in March. She is currently on Straterra 40mg. for that and it is working ok. She started a lower dose (topped at 25mg.) in March and it helped for a few weeks and then nothing. So our ped. upped it to the 40 as she weighs 60lbs and is almost in between the different dosages. She is 10 and will be 11 in a few weeks. Should I see no ADHD symptoms with her meds. or is that just wishful thinking? We have not tried anything else yet because she also has other medical conditions that may limit what we can use. She had a nissen fundoplication to correct severe acid reflux disease and was already borderline failure to thrive so our ped. did not want to have her lose anymore weight. He said that sometimes that can happen with the stimulant meds. and she cannot vomit due to the way her stomach is wrapped around the base of the esophagus, so we are trying to avoid meds. that cause stomach ache or nausea. We had to do the Strattera in the p.m. to avoid that. I had a multifactored evaluation done with the school district and will have the results of that on the 28th. Has anyone qualified under other health impared for an IEP under the IDEA law? We also have an appointment with a psychologist on June 16th and are going to ask for a neuropsychological series of tests to be done to see if she only has ADHD. She has had chronic illness since she was 7 and we just now got a diag. of ADHD. She also has a lot of anger and I am wondering if that is part of the ADHD symptoms. Today was a bad day and so I am looking forward to networking with some other moms who have been there and are going through the same issues. Looking forward to talking with you...