Parents of ADHD Children
Concerta, Celexa and Ritalin are all 3 really needed??
My 11 yo daughter was diagnosed with ADHD at an early age and we tried different meds for a few years. Focalin gave her hearts problems and I pulled her from meds altogether. She stayed med free for about 5 yrs. Until recently I found a new Dr and we have started on Concerta and Celexa. Sure she’s doing fine, but I don’t see an major changes. Today he decided to increase her dosage and Ritalin to the mix! I’m not a big fan of meds to began with and understand she needs something to help be successful.
What I really would like to know is Ritalin really necessary? Sure I made the comment to the Dr that it was a rather old drug and his response was “Tried and True” That didn’t ease my mind about giving it to her. I knew someone who was on Ritalin and it made him aggressive. I know that everyone responds differently to meds, but I’m really on the fence with it. Anyone that can offer an opinion I would love to hear it.
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