Hello, I am new here. My son ... age 14 has been diagnosed with ADHD. I think all along I knew he had ADHD. Since kindergarten there has always been issues but last three years of his schooling have been extremely stressful. I don't know if I was scared to find out for sure or just didn't want to know. He stared high school this year and I thought new school, new beginnings. I along with my husband and son where excited for the new beginnings. After 3 weeks it all started over, the teachers where claiming he is not focused, constantly fidgeting in class, disruptive and impulsive. He was suspended for a day for swearing in class. Finally I caved and we had him tested privately. ADHD was diagnosed. I was completely against medication. I have tried everything from vitamins to changing his diet. Nothing was working. I finally gave in and went to my doctor. My son has been on Concerta for 2 weeks. A very low dose - 18mg to start. I have noticed some changes in his behavior but most of the time he is the same. I have been trying to research medication and dosage amounts. I am thinking his dose maybe to low to see complete changes. We have talked to my son about his condition and he states that his mind is to fast. He can't focus on one thing. Another concern I have is with the school. I feel they will label him and give him a harder time or watch him more closely knowing his condition. If anyone has advice about medication or how to approach the school that would be awesome! Thanks!