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Hi all, I’m new to the page. My daughter who is 8 years old was diagnosed with ADHD 3 years ago. She is currently on vyvanse 60mg and intuntive 2mg. Our school district is very tough and pretty much want our children to be like quiet robots. Well my daughter is far from quiet smile she loves to talk. With the medication it is more controlled but she is very impulsive. We are going soon for a re-evaluation for medication. I’ve tried the natural treatments, diets, etc, because I was in complete denial over medication, but I have learned that it has helped her immensely in school. Her impulsiveness still shows through though. She can sit still even without the medication so she’s really not that hyper to say. Is there any one that may know of a medication that focuses more on the impulsiveness of ADHD?

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You may want to look into a medication adjustment or change.  Additionally, she is at the age where she still has to “learn” to control her body and impulses in different situations.

I find this is ongoing!  My son has attended ADHD workshops with a specialist, and we keep the topic open so he is always learning about ADHD and himself.

Good luck!

Posted by Pdxlaura on Jul 18, 2014 at 7:59pm

Hi Maryt!

I don’t have any medication recommendations for impulsivity—all these medications work so differently for each individual. None of them end impulsivity completely anyway.

My son is almost 12, diagnosed at age 6. I’ve found that maturity helped a bit with impulsivity, but we still battle it every day. At about age 9 he started to gain some self-awareness, then it was a tiny bit easier for him to work on impulsivity. You will have to accept that some imulsivity is here to stay (http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8940.html).
Behavior modification can help impulsivity too, especially in the classroom (http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/5/ and http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1976.html).

Keep working with her on it, helping her to stop and think when you are with her.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:48pm

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