Hello all. I am very new to this. My son, whom will be 6 years old next month was diagnosed last year with ADHD. He has been prescribed the medication but out of fear and the cost he hasn't quite started taking it. As other parents, I have read horror stories about others and yes I do know not every child is the same. My fear is in thelong run. I don't want this medicine to harm him in the future, I don't want to lose my son, meaning his personality, wittiness because of the medication. Sometimes, I often question myself as a parent. He attended daycare, pre-k. He was actually pulled out of pre-k by us because they called everyday for someone to pick him up because they couldn't "handle him". Today was his second day of Kindergarten, and for the first time it took a turn. He is never physical, but today he decided to hit the teacher because she wanted him to sit down and do his work along with his classmates. I am so ashamed and embarrassed and even though I have his father, I feel like I am so alone. Im so scared for my child. I just want him to be normal, however you define that word. My focus is him, I just want him to be successful.