Parents of ADHD Children
Can't be without meds (also posted on tween board)
Our nearly 11 yo son takes Focalin 10 mg 4 times a day. I envy those of you who can take med breaks on weekends or for the summer. Our son is so impulsive & out of any self-control when he is not medicated that it s dangerous to him & others around him. If he doesn t get injured he does something to get himself in deep trouble. Last summer we took a week long break to see if his bee fear was a result of his meds. We were so hopeful that the rebounding would stop & maybe he would get to a baseline level of behavior that was a bit more age appropriate. Nope. I try to hold off on the meds in the morning to see if his delirium wears off over time. Nope. With our 8 yo daughter around we can t even try to live through it - it s beyond bedlam.
Am I the only one?
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