Children with ADHD

@aminion (130)
Canada
February 19, 2008 7:40pm CST
I have been dealing with my son since birth he never played with toys or sat still. I struggled with putting him on medication for the longest time everyone told me for years he had ADHD. Is there any medications that anyone has tried that works for them? I really do not want to use Ritalin. But he is sruggling in school and he is very smart.
4 responses
22 Feb 08
I am not going to prescribe any medication for your son's condition because I'm part of a growing group of people around the world advocating a more natural alternative "healing" method using the ordinary drinking water without altering its state or condition. You don't have to believe me, as they say men tell lies, but you can try it. I am telling you this because of one very dramatic experience we have in my country of a 14-year old boy who exhibited a remarkable improvement in his condition in a matter of 2 months. Although this period of transformation may not be the same for all persons affected by this syndrome.
• United States
22 Feb 08
I second the natural methods. Ritalin is so dangerous, the side effects can be horrible, I've heard of kids hallucinating and doing all sorts of bizare things because of their hallucinations. I would suggest investigating the possibility of a food sensitivity or allergy as well as taking a close look at your child's diet. I read some stuff about ADHD on mercola.com that was quite interesting, and very scary to think of what is happening to medicated children. If you go to the site, you have to subscribe I think, but its free. Search ADHD and read the related articles, it should give you a good bit of information, at least a starting point to figure out what might be causing your child's difficulties.
@LUCKYASH (39)
• United States
21 Feb 08
hello im 21 yrs old and have been struggling w/ adhd most of my life my mom has but my on medication at 7 and my body has became addictid to it and no i live a misrebal life on my medication not being able get off fo it with out with drawing physically and mentally
• United States
20 Feb 08
What you need is a consultation with a child psychiatrist - not a pediatrician or a family doctor. Your child will be properly evaluated and prescribed the correct medication to resolve his struggles in school - if they are indeed due to ADHD. Those letters are thrown around much to freely today by people who have no understanding of what this emotional disorder truly is. As a mental health professional who has worked with children for thirty years in a children's mental health center I have seen Ritalin work wonders with no more side effect than an aspirin when properly prescribed and administered. There are other effect medications as well but only a child psychiatrist should be determining if and what a child should be prescribed. Keep an open mind and consult an expert.
@aminion (130)
• Canada
20 Feb 08
I was referred to a child pediatrician who specializesin ADHD and he has prescribed my son medication we tried a form of ritalin and once he started the medication his reading went from 50 words a min. to 105 words a min. but he starting getting facial ticks. Really bad ones where he stretches his mouth open wide and rolls his eyes. People stare at him. Kids laugh. So the doctor changed his medication to something else. He has gotten more ticks. He sniffs constantly makes a loud grunting noise. The school has a child psychiatrist that watches my son in class. He told me he may have Tretz. He never had the ticks before he went on the medicines. What should I do, i feel so sorry for him.But the medications help him so much, when we took him off to change medications he was out of control. Freaking out, he was crying constantly. Yelling. Someone help
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
1 Mar 08
It is hard to handle a kid with this kind of disorder.. They really wants affection and even how many times you tell them not to or they might hurt themselves they will still do it.