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Name: Terry | Date: Aug 26th, 2006 2:19 AM
My son was diganosis and I am trying to figure out what is best for him because I do like the meds. Has anyone ever used Focus or Bright Spark because I looked it up and it is a Natural ADHD remedy and I want to try it but I need to know about it first.Help!!!!!!!! 

Name: Georgiana | Date: Aug 26th, 2006 6:49 PM
My son is 10 now but he has been on med's for his adhd since he has been in the first grade. We have him on concerta and that works great better than anything else that has been tried. Concerta is ritalin but it is a time released pill that works better that ritalin it's self. 

Name: LisaH | Date: Oct 24th, 2006 8:51 PM
My 5 year old (just turned 5 three days ago) saw a new pediatrician and after nearly 2 hours of watching her run non stop in the exam room, he said she seems to have ADHD. He is with our local Childrens Hospital and said he has seen only a handful of kids who are like her, they move non stop, but are so active that they really cannot slow down. He is sending her to a developmental/behavioral expert, but did put her on the lowest dose of Ritalin to see if it will work for her. She would barely sit still for her physical, so he figures there is no way she will sit for another exam . She also has to see a GI which I hope this medicine works for her but does not alter her personality in any way. I want my child just more calm. 

Name: violet | Date: Jun 13th, 2007 3:21 AM
We think my 3 yrs old grand baby has ADHD 

Name: ASHLEY | Date: Jun 19th, 2007 2:19 AM

Name: frustratedmom | Date: Jun 19th, 2007 5:37 PM
I am not sure this is going to be very helpful, but I suspected my son had ADHD when he was 2. The doctor told me he was too young to diagnose and treat. So we waited until he was 5 and ready for kidergarten. Again our doctor said he was too young and the right age was about 7 years old. So I waited, in the mean time my son was always coming home from school crying and saying how mean everyone was to him. I found out that he was acting in an unappropriate way and was getting in other kids space making them feel uncomfortable. So right away the ohter kids labled him as a "retard", or weirdo. I could tell that he was not learning properly and that his teacher allowed him to do anything he wanted to do during class time as long as he was not being distracted. So while all the other children sat in the desks in a circle my son was outside the circle, drawing, cutting up paper, and so on. I was not too happy. Then he turned 7 and our doctor started him on Strattera. He became a totally different kid. He could consentrate at school and we found out that he was a very gifted child who make all A's and was on the honor roll. Now my son is learining and is ahead of his class. He still has many behaviorl problems that we are working on and we go to therapy to try to work out some of the glitches. My son is 10 years old now and has a new diagnosis, of being a high functioning autistic person. During our three year experiance with meds, he tried three and it looks like Concerta is helping him a lot better. I guss my only suggestion is to be patient. If you need your daughters attention and want to tell her something important, you can hold her head gently and bring it close to yours so that you can make eye contact. Speak very gently and a bit softly and tell her what you want to.If you want to her accomplish several things during the day, Tell her one thing at a time. A kid with adhd can not remember a list of to do things. If you want her to pick up her toys, tell her that, and only that.. Sit with her in the room and when you see her loosing focus, just say hey, thats a really cool toy, but you are here to pick them up not play with them. After she has accomplished the task, be sure to tell her how proud you are of her and then give her a little treat. Read her a story or play her favorite game for a bit. Then move on to the next task. ADHD kids take a lot of time and attention, my son always made his siblings jealouse of the time we had to spend together to make things work. If you keep a very structured schedual, then your child will find out down the road that this schedule is doable and she will adapt. In fact she will come to like the structrue. It gives her solid ground. My son does not do well with change in his schedule, and loves the the structure. Well I guess I have babbled on! Sorry! Hope some of this gives you a bit of light!

Good Luck and Many Blessings! 

Name: anthonybailey | Date: Jun 20th, 2007 6:49 PM
hello im 9 years old... 

Name: hi | Date: Jun 23rd, 2007 6:09 PM
whats up peeps 

Name: sierra. | Date: Jun 30th, 2007 4:19 AM
hello! tday I took my 4 yr old or his physical for kindigarden thisfall, i voiced soem concerns about his apparent hyperactivity and outbusrts. his pediatrician said twords th end of our visit he is the most extreem case of adhd she has ever seen. she refered him to a councelor near us. she said they doont usually diagnose kids untill they are at least 6 but he is so apparently ADHD it isnt funny. he may well have tourettes too. so i would keep looking a parent usually knows these things,and doctors must listen whn a parent says hey ,ook, my child is actng like this or tha. tooften they think we ae just over reating or a worrier.I am total against medication,and would look into an herbal or diet controlled method. 

Name: Jamie | Date: Aug 2nd, 2007 11:04 AM
Let me preface this by saying that I have more ADHD experience and knowledge than I would like to. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of six and was on medication for it for ten years. I am also raising two children with ADHD.
I have to say that I am quite offended when people make comments about medicated children being "pill popping zombies." Having some type of a real understanding of the disorders could go a long way in altering this misguided opinion. The bottom line is that children who are properly medicated will not become zombies and those who are taking prescribed medications should not be labeled as pill poppers.
For many people, including my children and me, alternative treatments (behavior modification, diet modification, homeopathic remedies, etc) will not provide substantial relief. I was seen by numerous specialists as a child and underwent attempts at nearly every method of alternative treatment that was available in the 1980s-1990s with no measurable improvement in the symptoms or behavior.
There are two main problems with medicating children for ADHD. Many doctors who attempt to treat ADHD are not qualified to do so. This leads to children being on the wrong medication and/or the wrong dosage. I spent several years overdosed on Ritalin because my doctor did not understand the disorders and medications. Upon seeing a specialist and having my dosage reduced to a sixth of the amount that I had previously been prescribed, my symptoms were substantially reduced. The other problem is that it will often take numerous attempts to find a medication that will work. Parents and doctors need to understand that not every medication will work the same for every child. In my case, I was able to be controlled on Ritalin-SR, but not the generic, methylphenidate.
Being as I endured a childhood of ADHD and still suffer from ADD as an adult, I understand the feelings that these children experience when their parents refuse the treatment that they need. It is quite a sad situation when parents are so misinformed and lack the necessary understanding. 

Name: owen | Date: Aug 3rd, 2007 8:09 PM
Yeap, our child was diagnosed at 4 with ADD--meds were recommended/suggested--in denia we resisted--tried therapy w/o meds--nothing--we tried to enforce meds @ 13 but too late she resisted and had developed well into her unpredictable crazy behavior--WE NOW HAVE A 19 year old DEMONIC DESTRUCTIVE SWEET ANGEL that we have absolutely no control anda/or unfluence over her SO IF I WERE YOU I WOULD DO MEDS AND THERAPY--my girlfriend's son was ADHA she give him meds and therapy (stil lwasnt easy but it helped) and now he's enrolled in an elite airforce academy with high honors--he has an incredibly wonderful disposition--i fear for my daughter's outcome 

Name: Lindsey | Date: Aug 15th, 2007 7:44 PM
Okay, I've read tons of stuff about parents suffering watching their child trudging through ADHA and being oh so thankful that the meds helped. Now I'm being pressured to put my 5 year old, brilliant, energetic, albeit stubborn and destructive, son on meds.
I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was ten. For about 4 years I was on various meds. all of which left me numb and tired. All of which stunted my mental abilities. My once whirling, dream filled mind became heavy and dry. When I was 15 I found out that one of the meds had damaged my heart, so no i have to constantly worry about my pulse rate.
It will be a cold day in hell before I roll over and just let someone do the same thing to my child. There are alternatives and I plan on finding them and exhausting all possibilities. 

Name: RACHEL PAPALIA | Date: Aug 16th, 2007 8:47 AM
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Name: joanna | Date: Aug 22nd, 2007 3:04 PM
is anyone from the uk?
my daughter is 4 and is driving me crazy she has no sense of danger wont sit still wont plahy frightens the other kids at school i saw a pediatrcian and she said they cant diagnose til she is 6 plz help 

Name: Caroline M Barnes | Date: Aug 24th, 2007 12:56 PM
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Name: jordan | Date: Aug 30th, 2007 8:25 AM
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Name: Brandi Williams | Date: Sep 14th, 2007 1:15 PM
My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 2, we have not put him on medication, yet. He is now 4yrs old and his behavior has gotten worse. We have an apt with the Texas Tech Behvior Sciene Dept, after we see them we will then talk about medication. We really do not want to medicate but we also want him to be a healthy part of socity. Since childern with ADHD have a lable put on them right a way in life of being a bad child. Parents that have ADHD childern know that our kids are not bad they are just challanged. We have tried an herdal medication for him, he has been on it for 2 months now, it helps some put when he has challenges like new teachers at daycare he really acts out. We are going to start a food diary next week 9/17/07 and see if it may be sugars or the red dyes in foods. my email is [email protected] if you would ever like to talk. 

Name: DEB | Date: Sep 25th, 2007 11:00 PM
It may not be ADHA........have you looked into sensory integration? At this age they symptoms are very similar . 

Name: diana420 | Date: Oct 12th, 2007 9:08 PM
i think my 4 year is adhd.iut Iam unaware of signs and symptons.please respond!! thank you 

Name: autumn_leaves | Date: Oct 14th, 2007 3:14 AM
my son was diagnosed in kindergarten, age 5. they were doing the alphabet and each child was to attach a letter with velcro on it to a felt easel. when it came to his turn, he kinda stood there then threw his letter in the garbage. his teacher called me about this, and also after his very hyper activity. i took him to a child psychologist and they do a test where the child wears headphones and waits for a beep to tell them when to push a button of some sort. that is how they diagnosed him. 

Name: autumn_leaves | Date: Oct 14th, 2007 3:18 AM
i would also like to add, i believe it is something in our diet, the presertives in the food or something that is causing ADHD to become more prevalent. It was hardly ever heard of in the 70's and 80's, and now practically everyone has it. It is also more prevalent in males. I'm wondering if some kind of preservitive they are putting in food now a days inhibits a male's chemical balances or hormones. Of couse, it does happen in girls too, so I believe it is more of a chemical thing. I'm a nurse and I firmly do believe it is something in our environment causing it. That is where some of this research should be going, to see what ties bind adhd with some of these things. 

Name: JESS | Date: Oct 24th, 2007 12:43 PM

Name: mar22 | Date: Oct 25th, 2007 2:03 AM
if behaviours are present in all places you gois a sign, if its just happening at home it may be early signs or just a parent child conflict meaning boundaries and consintancy may help. wish you luck. 

Name: ann | Date: Oct 29th, 2007 12:38 AM
I work at a daycare afterschool watching school age children, one child has adhd and constistly hit the other students the mother does not want me to give him sentences to write or even give him timeout without the timeout box with play dough and color and paint in it so he can rechannel his anger to something more positive and he can only stay in their for only 9 minutes due to his age. this is a private owned operation does she have the right to decide regardless to whatever the child does, we have no other choice but to do what she says and tell her of his behaveior after she comes to picik him up? 

Name: MN-MOM | Date: Oct 29th, 2007 2:05 PM
Ann: Does the privately owned daycare have any written policies to which the parent agreed regarding discipline. All daycares I have used had a section on discipline. Of course, I agree with you. How will the child ever learn consequences for bad behavior? ADHD is no excuse for appropriate consequences...good or bad. 

Name: Robina | Date: Nov 7th, 2007 6:19 PM

Name: Robina | Date: Nov 7th, 2007 6:20 PM
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Name: Melissa | Date: Nov 18th, 2007 4:44 AM
My daughter with through testing through a child pschiatrist they watched her interact how she did with sitting they did a multiple of test of that nature. The docter then decided to put her on ritalin but he wanted me to crush pieces of it for her she was 3 at the time I would not recommened it at all I do things naturally now if you want you can email me at [email protected] 

Name: diana carrillo | Date: Nov 22nd, 2007 8:24 PM
hey im alittle new here 

Name: Brandi | Date: Nov 30th, 2007 9:08 PM
My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 2 1/2. He is now 3 yrs 3 months and his diagnosis has been changed to autism. A lot of the syptoms of both are similar. If medication is not helping ur adhd child the way it should deffinantly talk to you dr about the possibility of autism. 

Name: Cheryl | Date: Dec 6th, 2007 8:49 PM
My son is will be 4 in a couple of weeks. Since he was 18 months, he has been asked to leave 3 day cares for not listening, being disrubtive, and being mean. I have had every test done on him and it looks as though he is ADHD. He was taking Tenex for 2 months but it makes him so mean but did control his hyperactivity. Now the doctor wants to put him on Dexedrin SR. What do we do? Is he too young for this medicine? But we have to put him on something. Our family life is very stressful because of him. 

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