Meds have made a big difference with Malcolm, too. He's just so much more pleasant and able to follow the rules better, also not so dark in his moods and his hair-trigger temper has been dampened as well. We are happy to be working with a p-doc who is actually very cautious, asks lots of questions and is thorough with his research and who really does not want to put Malcolm on any metabolism-altering drugs if that is not necessary. Malcolm is on Prozac and Clonidine, and currently we are very happy with the results!
Just wanted to add my support.
The decision to medicate a child is never an easy one to begin with....all we have to go on is the behavior of the child as to whether we are doing the right thing or not.
I'm glad she's tolerating things well. And that you're seeing positive results. Graham is on quite a cocktail of things as well , but it seems to help him, and some of them are absolutely necessary to his success at school.
I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know that you're not alone in wondering if you are doing the right thing.
Andrea, mom to
Graham Miles Anson