My 6 yr has had 3 different medication because it seems like nothing works that well, I'm so tired and exhausted.
Sick of Adhd medication : My 6 yr has... - CHADD's ADHD Pare...
dont give up. it took changing doctors and meds several times before we got on the right path. your child msy be a high metabolizer . in some cases meds cant be given by weight. my son absorbs the meds quickly so he needs a higher dose or it wears off in no time. your dr. should help you find not only the right meds but the right dosage!
Have you done the genetic test yet to determine which med would be best? It’s just a cheek swab.... he may have the genetic code where none of them work. My son tested that way- we have still found a good mix of things tho... lowest dose of Concerta, prescription Vayarin for mood, fish oil and a lot of specific supplements (where he tested low- B12, D, tyrosine etc).
Don’t give up- you just need to fight to find the right mix. :). All trial and error ... exhausting!!!
Thank you! I’m going to inquire about it at my sons next visit . We have tried both Ritalin and Aderal. Both were appetite suppressant for him and effected his sleep. Presently he is unmedicated. He is 13 and in 8th grade. He asked if he could try school without medication. Some subjects he is barely passing. Overall he gets by. I think therapy has helped him to understand what he is dealing with and to be mindful. I’m buying less processed foods and offering him healthier diet and vitamins with omega 3 fish oil and vitamin D3 & B12. He seems happier ! It’s trial and error. Each child responds differently. Advice from parents who are dealing and nurturing a child with ADHD has been helpful. There is strength in numbers. This group of parents has been most helpful for me. I don’t feel like I’m on an Island by myself anymore.