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Name: raegan | Date: Oct 24th, 2009 11:12 AM
my son has just been diagnosed and he is 5. i had my suspicions since he was a lot littler and i am actually glad now to know that he is not just a naughty difficult child. he has been recommended medication also and i am willing to try this because his adhd is really effecting his performance and school and i think he deserves any chance to help him to learn and do well. it is a huge thing to take in though. have been reading a lot of books and once in particular that was helpful was "Understanding ADD by Dr Christopher Green" 

Name: Dani | Date: Oct 28th, 2009 1:31 AM
I'm scared that my four year old son may have ADHD . 

Name: April | Date: Nov 2nd, 2009 6:58 AM
My son was diagnosed with ADHD lastweek and I am so overwhelmed. Not sure if I should be happy that hopefully his behavior will improve or be sad that he may need medication to calm him down. I'm torn don't really know what to do or what to expect. We have his final follow up appointment on Wednesday Nov 4th. We'll see how that goes. 

Name: April | Date: Nov 4th, 2009 10:15 PM
So we had our follow up appointment today. Dr. has prescribed 5 mg Aderrall to be taken once every morning for 2 weeks then 2 daily at breakfast an lunch after. I seriously hope this does not tke away from who my son is. I am very skeptical about the meds in the first place and I hope it actually does help. Anyone else on this med? 

Name: les | Date: Dec 18th, 2009 12:50 AM
I just am going crazy witth my son 4 behavior at home not knowing if its the age or something else ... he's in an all day pre k and everyday is a trama and the little things set him off. I don't know if its mommy time he wants more of we also have a 2 year old son.. I try to calm him ,play and discipline and lately nothing works. He's always looking for something to do touch , never sits still... however is one of the best behavior and advanced ones in the pre k class. Am I crazy or do I need a firmer hand!!! 

Name: vanessa | Date: Jan 7th, 2010 6:24 PM
My son is 4 and out of control. We have 3 other children who I feel act out because he acts out we are very strict and persistant we have schedules and my kids have stability. My 4 year old was adopted the mother had done meth whike he was in the embryo and continued to keep him in that environment until I got him at the age of 14 months he has come a long way but has ADHD I have declined meds for the past year I have tried everything I mean everything I am now willing to try the meds but which one is best for him???? 

Name: Tamber | Date: Jan 10th, 2010 5:34 AM
I dont know if its possible but i think my 19 month old has ADHA because she cant stay focused on nothin bery long and she has a very bas attitude! I dont know what to think or what to do! 

Name: Tara | Date: Jan 15th, 2010 9:40 AM
Hi, my name is Tara. I'm 21, and my daughter turned 4 in November. I've been a single mum since day one. I love my daughter, she's the dearest little thing. So I do tend to spoil her, though I have not for awhile. I'm really worried about her. She's so angry, so upset and sad and very violent. She's a gorgeous little girl, but honestly has the attitude of a devil. I'm at a loss and don't know what to do anymore. I am making an appointment with a Social Worker and doctors. She screams if I don't respond immediately, throws herself on the ground, breaks things, hits things, hits me. She also goes very quiet at times and says she will be good. Then she will act out again. I have suggested to my family that maybe she could have ADHD or something. My younger brother has both ADHD and Tourettes Syndrome. It's hard to explain what she's like, no-one believes me. But today she was worse than ever. I work part-time, I need to. My mum was minding my daughter and took her to my grandparents. My daughter was so awful, my grandfather dragged her out of his home and told my mum to leave and never come back. It's destroying my family and life. I love her, I just want to help her. She's only 4 years old. I'm sorry for posting this, I have no-one to talk to and it helps to know that someone might read this. 

Name: Susan | Date: Jan 24th, 2010 2:36 AM
I have a 4 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD, I have a 9 year old daughter who was diagnosed when she was 7, and I also have a 2 year old that may have it. I'm not sure if she just sees the other two act like they do, or if she's going to have it also. My 9 year old is on medication, she is on Vyvanse 30 mg. once a day. But, it's not really helping her, I believe they need to up the mgs.
My 4 year old though, is more than 3 handfulls. He is ALOT to deal with. The doctors around here say he is too young to treat for the ADHD. But, he really needs something. He gets in trouble in school, he's constantly picking or fighting with my two other kids, you cannot find anything for him to do to take up his time, if you try to sit down and play with him, the more you play with him, the more out of control he gets, he gets extremely hyper, and sometimes, somewhat violent. I do not know what at all to do with him. They all 3 need help, but I live in WV and the doctors around here aren't the best, to say the least.
If anyone may know a good doctor in this area for getting some help and/or maybe just someone that could spend some time with them, and talk with them, to see if that is actually what they have, could let me know, it would be more that appreciated. 

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Name: anna | Date: Mar 26th, 2010 3:12 AM
my 2.5 yr son has adhd as per neonate dr. answered questionaire and waiting for a 2 month appt with therapist given mythelin. 3rd week into meds at different dosage. side effect 1 hr into med. tantrums, crying, anxiety , hyper and visible hand tic. the only plus is that he sits for meals and some other activities. i would rather have a happy hyper curious learning kid for now. iam totally convinced that therapy is the answer for now due to young age .

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Name: Charlene | Date: Apr 3rd, 2010 4:22 AM
My son is 5, and was diagnosed with ADHD at age 3. We've put off medication and have tried other things like therapy and getting him into sports. he's been in special Ed preschool for almost 3 years. He has improved with his aggression and behavior, but he is still so hyper, impulsive and can't focus or follow directions unless he's playing something he wants. He's starting kindergarten in the Fall and I have no other option but to give meds a trial. I don't want to but I want him in kindergarten with his peers, and not a special class or school. 

Name: mom of 2 | Date: Apr 20th, 2010 8:06 AM
my daughter just turned 4 years old on april 15,2010,she is in her first year of headstart,she has been in afternoon and now morning class,both teachers say she is way more active then any other child,her couin who is 6 months older than her is in the same class as she's in and my neice is alot calmer.my daughter doesn't listen,she is constontly getting into stuff,you tell her no and she keeps doing what she's not supose to be doing,she tells me no all the time,doesn't want to eat dinner half the time,I wish there was something someone could do to help me, she does certain tasks in school,but other than that she's on the go and the teachers are constantly on her about sitting down,put stuff back,quiet time is quiet time,my daughter gets up every morning at 7 am for school and WONT calm down for bed until 11pm. i hate to say it but my 20 month old son is smarter than my 4 year old,i just don't get it? people tell me i'm not being persisitant,but really i am,everyday is a struggle,she gets put in time out at least 5 times a day if not more! both me and my daughter's bilogical dad have ADHD. my son't dad doesn't. so i think thats where my son gets his smartness,not from mommy.lol
i graduated high school in 2003 and i still can't count back money and i'm not that smart,i'm afraid to work with other adults because i know that they are all way smarter than me, but considering i have had a babysitting job with a little boy who had ADHD,i learned from it and how to deal with other kids with symptoms but can't deal with my own child. how does that make any sence? I want to go to school to teach kids with adhd/add but can't get a scholorship to do so. i'm a stay at home mom,i love my kids but can't stand being at home anymore,i want to get out and make money,but i don't want to work with others,what can i do? people tell me i have anxiety because when people yell at me my heart races and i start to shake,way before i react to it, i either yell back or cry,i get depressed often too as well.i have weird mood swings. i don't want to take medication because i don't like the side effects that could accure. 

Name: cookiemonster1216 | Date: Apr 27th, 2010 4:41 AM
my child was also diagnosed at 4 he is now 5 and for a year i tried to do everything without med...eventully decided to do 30 day trial...and while still not perfect it is lots better...we just now did full round of testing will find out in few weeks if he was diagnosed properly...prob doesnt help u much but wanted to reply and let u know your not alone.

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Name: Tiesha Starr | Date: Aug 14th, 2010 10:18 PM
Like so many of you, I am dealing with a difficult situation. My daughter is 4 years old and I have consulted with her primary care physician on many occasions because I had concerns about her mental health. On all of the occasions, she told me that I was being paranoid and made it seem as if my husband and I do not know what we are talking about. My child attitude was like this at 2 1/2. It's been numerous occasions where she would walk out of the door when we were in the house. One day, she woke up from her nap, unlocked the door, and walked out and went into the pool at our old apartment. Thank God I had a neighbor to go in and save her. I didn't get labeled as a bad parent, but it is difficult to shop and go out to places with her attitude being this way. I have contacted SSA to see will she be able to be eligible for children's disabilIty benefits. 

Name: tyla | Date: Aug 15th, 2010 12:01 AM

Name: Jaime | Date: Aug 17th, 2010 11:13 PM
My son was diagnosed when he was 4. He had a child physiologist diagnose him. She spent 15 min out of an hour appointment and said he was sever adhd, not a big surprise to us. So the rest of the hour they"played". She recommended concert, we were so worried that it would take something from him so we said one month and we'll see. It was the best thing we ever did for him, kids started playing with him, he starting learning like crazy, within 6 months he caught up to every one else. He has a crash at night, but we wanted a med that wears off so he would eat. He is still the energetic,sweet,smart,and most of all creative little boy he always has been. 

Name: Tanya | Date: Aug 18th, 2010 3:56 PM
Is there anyone that can help me. My son is 5 will be 6 next month. He is diagnosed ADHD and ODD. He is on Addrell XR 15 mg, Addrell 10mg, Addrell 5 mg and Abilify 5 mg daily. The medicine doesn't seem to be working. He hits me to the point were a get bruises. I told his doctor all they do is change his meds. I tell them I want a full evaluation done my him. But the doctors tell me to give the medicine a chance to workand that his too young. What can I do? 

Name: tasha | Date: Sep 2nd, 2010 11:00 PM
my son has add and we are searching for his medication. however i was on ritalin as a child and it made me almost like a drown no happiness no anger and i thought y am i alive earth is pointless and boring and as young as age 7 i wanted to "never be born" child's answer for DEAD. i personally say no ritilin.. I am going to seek other meds for my son though.. 

Name: Ausia | Date: Sep 2nd, 2010 11:09 PM
My son is 4 years old and will be 5 in about 6.5 months.He has ADHD, but the problem as you are having is getting the doctor to diagnose it and help solve it.
I had to keep making appointments and persisting the doctor look into, for the longest time he just kept telling me it was tantrums. It was far beyond that though.
He finally referred me to a behavioral clinic who had me sit down with them and talk to them about how he was acting and what he was doing. the 2nd appointment they had me bring him in. They assesed him, had "play dates" with him, went over paperwork and checklist and discovered it was ADHD. I would not suggest using medicine at all for there are other ways you can controll the behavior at home. Meds are a last resort once everything has failed. If you need anything you can always email me.. Here to help..
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Name: gemma holland | Date: Sep 17th, 2010 9:16 PM

Name: Kerri | Date: Oct 8th, 2010 3:31 PM
Yes, had I known what it was when my daughter was 4 she probably would have been on the honors list in High School. Very smart at 4 years old I questioned doctors in grade school about the issue. They all brushed it off. When she was 16 she was finally diagnosed. If ADHD is left untreated you are in for a boat load of issues later on, mainly behavioral issues. Many educators associate ADHD with bad behavior. That isn't so. The bad behavior is a result of not treating the person, therefore bad habits develop to compensate. Don't be afraid of the medication. As an adult with ADHD, it acts as a calming agent and stops the thought process from bouncing all over the place, relieves tension within, and allows me to concentrate on what I need too. I didn't care for Ritalin. Adderall worked best for me and my daughter . Behavioral therapy works hand in hand with the medication. Without it, success is slower or non-existant. For 4 year olds behavior therapy is all done from home with the caretaker. There are many articles on it on the web. 

Name: Kerri | Date: Oct 8th, 2010 3:43 PM
Trust me when I say "With out the medication I could not have finished college"! ADHD is like a ping pong ball in a closed tupperware bowl with someone shaking it up and down and side to side at the same time. The thought process bounces like that. The stimulants given to the patient with ADHD has a calming affect...that is all it does. It calms down the brain enough to focus and complete tasks. If your 4 or 5 year old cannot complete a task given with 3 criteria, (take the socks down the hall and put them in the hamper in the bathroom) then he (she) probably has ADHD. Instead you would approach the child with "Socks, hamper, bathroom...now" Children with ADHD sometimes have other LD's. Check with your pediatrician for a full evaluation involving all hearing tests. My daughters tests led us to a speech and language therapist for therapy on how to listen visually to be able to retain information. Catch it early because dealing with a teenager with these issues leads to another set of problems and issues. 

Name: Kendra | Date: Oct 13th, 2010 10:22 PM
The Doc says that my 5 year old but when dianogised was only 4 has adhd. The doc put him on adderall and I didnt give it too him. He is now 5 and im thinking about a second opinion. I dont want my son to live off of a pill for the rest of his life. Does anyone believe that kids with adhd can live life without meds? Or is it better for them to be on meds? 

Name: hailey | Date: Oct 14th, 2010 5:26 PM

Name: Justine Frost | Date: Oct 21st, 2010 6:59 AM
My son is 6 and has been "diagnosed" with possible ADHD. I am not too keen to put him on ritalin, but the school said he needs something because he is disruptive in class, aggressive, and socially battling with the other "responsible" kids in the class. I can understand he is difficult; he always has been. But he doesn't fit in at school and finds it boring and frustrating because he has to sit still for so long. I wonder if I should homeschool him rather - but I'm concerned he may drive me nuts at home.
Im very concerned with the side effects of the drug and wish there was a school that taught kids that have adhd but are not on medication] He is not battling to concentrate on the work and teacher says he's above average intellectually, but gets too distracted. 

Name: amanda | Date: Nov 8th, 2010 2:57 AM
my son is 4 and has ADHD and i got him determined that by his doctor, you need a doctor that will listen to you and your concerns that you have. Get into a support group and find time for your self, that's the best thing that i found out for my self. He has therpy 3 days a week. He has OT,speech,and behavioral. You really need to get him into therpy if possible. And then he get's really out of control he will bit and draw blood. But he mostly gets that way when there are kids and one teacher and he want the teacher all to him self, that is when he got kicked out of his daycare that he had been going there for 2 years. But sorry fofr rambling on so much, but that is what i would do with your littel one and get him help as soon as you can, the sooner you get him help the better off he will be and you too. hope this helps. 

Name: lynsey | Date: Nov 14th, 2010 2:07 PM
i have 2 children my little boy is 7 and ive been trying to get him help since he was 2 yrs old. i think that my son has adhd and as i also was diagnoised when i was younger i no the signs. one specislst team seen my son and noticed all the things i did like he couldnt slow down he never stopped talking he was always on the go and the strange noices he makes when hes playing and how angry he gets if something go`s wrong. the team that seen him werent funded to diagnose him so im right bk to square 1 again. school keep saying thay dont have a problem when its clear thay do. my little boy starts school at half 8 with a one on one support teacher to help settle him before he go`s to class he also has the educational physicolagest and has been sespended 3 times on record and 2 times without the paper work. i get phone calls often from school to go down to help settle him. yet thay told the other specialests involved that thay dont have a problem when its clear thay do. im at a lose can anyone suggest anything please. 

Name: Edith Lopez | Date: Nov 15th, 2010 10:13 PM
Iam a mother of 7 year old boy and he is having trobule on focus in school it is very hard for me to think the my son my have adhd please help me because some times i feel like a bad mother he is my frist child 

Name: hallo | Date: Nov 17th, 2010 11:24 PM

Name: GEM | Date: Nov 18th, 2010 10:40 PM
i dont have a child under 5 but i noticed something wasnt quite right when my son was 3, he is now 7 and a half and attending CAMHS. he is driving me mad i cry and worry about him so much.
its affecting all of us, my husband and my other son too.
We seem to be controlled by my son and everything is around him, it can be so unfair.
It makes me feel so ill that im actuallly on medication myself so i can get thro the day.
i just dont know what else to do. its so hard.
just letting u know that there is other people going thro it that u can talk to.just dont give up.
I just keep on and on with it coz i know him best and i believe we need sum sort of help, 

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