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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 9:02pm

I just wanted to say Hi. I was referred here by another board. I thought my son might have ADHD,

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:50am

Hi.


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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 6:18pm

Thanks for the advice. I am going to look those books up. I talked to a counslor today and he suggested as the fastest way to get into someone is to wait until he is manic and take him to the ER. He would get treatment quickly and have medication if nessary until seeing the phycitrist. I am not comfortable with letting him get to a manic point without already being with a doctor. Has anyone ever dealt with the ER in this manner? I have seen adults and teens in the ER for this reason but not a 6 year old.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 6:19pm

Thanks for the advice. I am going to look those books up. I talked to a counselor today and he suggested as the fastest way to get into someone is to wait until he is manic and take him to the ER. He would get treatment quickly and have medication if necessary until seeing the physicist. I am not comfortable with letting him get to a manic point without already being with a doctor. Has anyone ever dealt with the ER in this manner? I have seen adults and teens in the ER for this reason but not a 6 year old.

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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 1:39pm
can you tell me more about what your son is doing? not to be nosy i just have an 8 year old that is puzzling me and don't know where to go his doctor refuses to take it seriously
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 1:30am

He was very hyper, unable to control his behavior, I was unable to control him. However he was advanced academically. In fact he would disrupt the entire class so no one was learning what the teacher was teaching except him. He could pay no attention and repeat everything he was taught. He has had the same friends for 3 years with no problems with them. Major symptoms of ADHD are poor academics and social trouble.

It was very bad for about 2 months, then we woke up one day and he was calm. The situation that bothered me to the point of going to the doctor again was, we were in the grocery store. He would not stop, he was everywhere, I could not control him. He had a glazed look and did not seem to even see or hear me.

Previously his behavior had been ruled as side affect to allergy meds or the concussion he suffered earlier in the school year. But finally the doctor got concerned because I described his change in behavior to coming off a manic episode. We also have a family history of bipolar, my cousin, possible his father, and I am not bipolar but I have unstable mood disorder (which means I shift moods over the course of a day rather than months like bipolar).

Hope this helps. As I filled out the ADHD questionnaire I basically realized he did not have it. Anemia and lead poisoning can present as ADHD. So my son was tested for both as well as thyroid because he was also dropping and gaining weight.

If you are unhappy with the doctor either see a physicists or councilor or another pediatrician for a second opinion, it is better than living in frustration.

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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 9:06am


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