ADHD in Girls
Help..First week on concerta and side effects
I’ m looking for advice from anyone who has been there. 8 year old daughter was diagnosed last year with ADHD. It has been a rough couple years for her in school. My husband and I are both educators so we’ve tried tutoring and work so much with her at home. With little improvement we decided to try concerta. It’s only been a week, but it’s been a nightmare. The teacher in me has seen the wonders medication can do in the classroom. But my lively friendly happy daughter hasn’t ate in a week. She’s my social butterfly and hasn’t wanted to play after school. Shes had trouble falling asleep as well. I know it is early and I have to give it time, but it is so hard to watch her feel sick and different.I feel like we’ve created more problems.
I want to add that we ONLY tried meds to help her with school and concentrating. We’ve never had problems at home. She is well behaved ( a little wild) but happy and full of life. I want to do the right thing for her ,but this is so hard. I don’t want to hold her back from meds if it will help her succeed.
I just want to help her and wish these decisions were easier!!
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