Parents of ADHD Preteens
My daughter is nearly 13. We have experimented with different meds since her diagnosis when she was 9. She seemed to be doing “ok” on Strattera until last fall. We changed doses but were met with many disturbing behaviours. She has been on Adderall XR for a month now and we are working on dosage. Here’s my dilemma… with the Adderall her focus and ability to creatively think at school is better but she now she talks constantly to herself for others to hear. She is obviously getting many strange looks as this behaviour is disturbing. Her attitude is so bad and she is defiant… she also has ODD. We are at a loss of what to do. Do we take her off the meds and try totally sugar free diet, do we send her away (joking…though at times tempting) How are others doing with a child that is in their face and doesn’t seem to care about anything????? I am desperate.
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