Im new here and need advice!

Hello. I am new here and looking for some guidance, advice etc. I am the mother of an 11 year old wonderful, fun, loving, caring and compassionate son. He has been diagnosed with ADHD pretty early on at age 6. We have had it under control with medication, but for the last 2 years its been bad. It seems like every medication we have tried he becomes very emotional and angry, and sometimes defiant and he does not act this way off the medication. We are seeing a professional that has a lot of experience with adhd. But it is so frustrating trying all these different medications with the same side effect. The professional is telling us that this may be an underlining cause that is magnified when he takes his medication. I dont believe this. He is not emotional and angry kid. He is funny, caring, sympathetic, and easy going. If anyone has any advice or anything to offer please help!

Thank you!

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  • Mabey medication isn't the right thing for him at this time. And as he is growing up you might notice that his mood and behaviour patterns might change but it's normal and all part of going through puberty. I believe that your son is funny and caring but he might be struggling to regulate his emotions so you could try behavioural therapy or something of the likes.

    All the best❤❤

  • Hi, I'm sorry to hear what you are going through. Are you implementing anything else along with the medication? Lifestyle, diet changes, coaching, etc?

    Our pediatrician recommended Driven to Distraction. It's a good book that talks about medicated and unmedicated options if you haven't read it already.

    I hope things get better soon.

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