Only 4yrs old and starting adderall
||Fri, 05-02-2003 - 10:47pm
Hi everyone. I didn't think I would be posting to this board being that my son is only 4 years old but I am so frustrated! He was just prescribed 2.5mgs of adderall. His diagnoses leans toward ADHD but since he is so young I am told it is difficult to be certain. After reading the other posts, I am apprehensive to start him on the drug. He is already so aggressive..hitting and kicking me...doing the same to teachers and kids at pre-school and from what I am getting out of others' experiences, adderall seems to not inhibit aggression. The dr says it is such a low dose and would have to be raised and "let's just try it"...I am at the end of the rope...I do feel that I have no other alternative because his behavior is having such a negative effect on his daily life.
He is so young! All the teachers say how smart he is but his behavior gets in the way of appropriate interactions w/others, be it adults or children. He is scheduled to start a new pre-school program at another facility in August...such a short time away...Is it possible to see results in a short period of time...I would appreciate any and all advice on this...I am afraid if I don't make the right choice, he won't even make it thru PRE-K!
Thanks for reading...