Parents of ADHD Children
My 7 year old
I am a single mother of an almost 8 year old in October. My son was diagnosed April 2013 with combined type hyper activity and inattention. He gets good grades in school, has accommodations that seem to work but there is still concern for me. His dad is adamant he does not want him on medicine. For the first year I did not want my son on medicine either but I now see that it would help him focus better. He was prescribed Adderall. On the medicine he was mean, irritable, anti-social, and short tempered. After the medicine was out his system he was back to his normal, happy, polite, social, funny, silly self. We took him off the Adderall after three days of the negative side effects mentioned above. The doctor now wants him to try clonidine. Is clonidine a good medicine? Does it have negative side effects on health and personality?
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