Parents of ADHD Children
My daughter was diagnosed last year with Inattentive primary ADHD. She is 7 yrs old and already underweight. She has tried Ritalin LA,which gave her stomach issues and did not last long enough and she could not handle the larger dose and started fighting eating the medicine in applesause, pudding etc. So tried the new liquid med and that did nothing for her but make her hyper and defiant. We then went to Daytrana, which helps her stay focused, but she is anti social, withdrawn, seems sad and has now lost to much weight that I had to take her off for a while. My Dr tells me we are out of medication options because for her size and weight, not sure what to do now! The school is working with us on accommodations for her during the day. But she is still struggling to get all her work done and keeping up. I just don’t know what to do. I don’t want my child not socializing with her peers and depressed. She is a very happy child off meds. Anyone else experience this?
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