Hey all! I just want to share our story. Disclaimer: we all know that every child is different and what works for one may not work for the other. That being said, we came completely off of stimulants. My son currently takes two medications, Clonidine and Amantadine to help with ADHD and with focus in school. I have my son back! He is able to sit and do homework, he is getting straight A’s, but most importantly he is the very best version of himself. The version I knew he could be with the right medication to help. He is kind, loving, and affectionate. When he does get frustrated he is easily talked down and I’m able to connect with him immediately. We have REALLY struggled for over a year to find the right medication(s) to help him. The same thing happened with my best friend and her son so I went to the psychiatrist and talked to him about it. He was willing to give it a try. He said that none of these are what they try first but since the others had such negative side effects we could try. I don’t know if he ever would have suggested them if I hadn’t asked. So often we (doctors included) chalk it up to the ADHD and the impulse control but after seeing the changes in my son I had to share with all of you. My son still has to be reminded multiple times to do things but he realizes as soon as I say it and he’s apologetic. Y’all, I couldn’t be more excited to have my boy back! If you’re in the thick of it right now, I feel your pain. I have been there. Big hugs and keep up the hardest work you’ll ever do! We are all brave men and women doing everything we can for our kiddos. 💗
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