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ADHD in Boys
I’m posting from a very low place right now. I’m the mother of an 8 y/o boy with moderate to severe ADHD. We’ve recently started seeing a new doctor and we’re tweaking his medicine, but haven’t gotten it quite right yet.
With each medicine change comes heightened anxiety, and in our case, temper tantrums. My son is very immature, and boy does he have meltdowns. Tonight he seemed to have the mother of all meltdowns. It was over something minor but he was running around screaming like he was being beaten. These episodes really take it out of the whole family. I’ve heard that we are in the rough years right now, and I know it’s really hard on him too. I just get so angry and tired of this, and I can’t believe that this is our life, and will be until he can get older and learn to manage some of this. I know it sounds selfish, but ADHD has an impact on our entire family, and I’m just so tired of being tired.