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Meds Are Scary

Hey y’all... needing some encouragement... Never wanted to medicate my just-turned-8 year old son but was told after the Vanderbilt Scale that he needed it. Have now gone through 4 different meds/dosages with no luck and with a scare on this last one when he became unusually defiant and NOT my son. Got a referral to psychiatrist today to better monitor meds but am unsure I want to continue down this path. I feel guilty testing all these meds with crazy side effects on him & I feel guilty not wanting to medicate him in case it is exactly what he needs to thrive and be happy! This parenting gig is hard.

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I feel you. That was age we started. We had to go through the trial and error to get to today. She is ten now and is on adderal and melatonin for sleep. She goes to her psychologist once a week since we started this journey. Things are much better than two years ago. I wish I had the magic words to help but just know its a slow trial and error process. Best of luck

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My son just turned 8 and I am literally just now finding out he had ADHD. His whole life I’ve managed what he eats staying away from dyes sugars and I do all natural supplements for calm and focus, which work some) I recently discovered genius drops. You can research them and they are around $40.00 however the reviews are fantastic and it’s worth a shot to me because I struggle with the fact of my son taking medicine. They will be here tomorrow and I’m very excited to see if it makes a difference.

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Let me know what you think, JessicaF90!!

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Can u let me how it works I'm going to look into that

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I am right there with you. My 6 year old has been on several medications and we are looking at making another change to possibly try Strattera. Moving to a psychiatrist is a good move. They seem to be more familiar with the medications and which ones work well together. If only there was a test that told you exactly what would work. Looking at side effects is scary and you wonder if you are doing more harm than good. I guess we can only hope and pray.

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Hi

I went and saw a homeopathic doctor and she is fantastic.

She has my son taking addplex

Neuro mega

Gabba

Amazing results so far

5 weeks in

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Are those three different supplements? How old is your son and what changes have you seen in him? I'm really interested since my son is 12 and his vyvance works well but I'd like another option that might do the same thing.

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It is 3 different homeopathic supplements

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I see a difference here at home, but i'll be speaking with the teacher soon to see if there is a difference seen at school. I will update you.

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I'm sorry you're going through that. I'm going through the exact same thing. My son just turned 9 and it is scary and overwhelming. I never wanted meds but because of the ADHD and EFD he is falling so far behind and feeling depressed and defeated in school. Best of luck. You are not alone.

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My son is 11 yrs. Old and we struggled for years without a psychiatrist and within 6months we are on the right meds with the right dose. They were just under dosing him without coverage all day. We know what it is like when he doesn't have proper (both over medication and under) and wow life changing to be properly dosed. Please stick with it and be honest about what you are still seeing when it is wrong. Take care.

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