I am new here this is my first time checking it out so my question is my son had an appointment with the paediatrician and has got diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities and she prescribed him Ritalin any moms out the have children with the same sort of diagnosis and tried Ritalin and has it worked well for you?

Bronté B 0 likes

Sorry I can't answer your question, but he is such a handsome little boy! Looks like a real sweet heart(:

Anonymous 1 like

I was prescribed with Ritalin when I was little and to tell you the truth is one of the biggest regrets my mom had and she only gave it to me for a month. Doctors specially in the US should stop labeling our children they are just children ! They are little monsters yes!thats what makes them children and some of them are more fussy than others but is just their personality we need to accept them the way they are and embrace them. Watch this video : http://youtu.be/Wv49RFo1ckQ

Anonymous 1 like

I was "diagnose" with that at the age of 5 and now I'm 35 graduated from university have a husband and a baby,my friends and family think I'm pretty normal lol So don't get anybody labeling your lo he's just a kid :)

Nina S 0 likes

Well the thing with him is that he has 3 younger siblings that he is becoming a danger to and hurting them to the point that it is staring to scare me I even have someone that comes in once a week to try different dissapline skills and diets with him and nothing has worked so this is the reason we have come to medication but I am thankful that it didn't work for you the dr is starting him gradually starting at a very small dose to see if he has a reaction to it

Aprilbaby 0 likes

How old is he? I know some kids really do suffer with ADHD however it is the most widely diagnosed issue with kids and a lot do not actually have it.

Nina S 0 likes

He is 6 but I have noticed small things since he was born like he was colicky as a baby, at age one I couldn't bring him around other kids cause he was too agressive towards them and got worse and worse as he got older, the dr did say she believes that he is suffering other problems but ADHD does overall circle the sytoms that he has, she also did do a full physical with him

Aprilbaby 0 likes

Maybe just for second opinion look into vision issues and childhood behavior. I have 2 kids I know who were diagnosed ADHD and then went to an optometrist who tested them and had a program for behavioral/vision training to work with them. Ended up not requiring drugs and after corrective work on vision through the program and glasses if needed they are no longer having the behavioral issues they were. Below is one article but google and look up more. http://www.visionhelp.com/vh_add_06.html

Aprilbaby 0 likes

Here are a couple more. Sorry I had never heard of the misdiagnosed ADHD bc of vision problems until family recently dealt with it. In one case they had no clue that vision wasn't perfect until researching it. Good luck momma. http://www.eyesite-vision.com/blog/post/3563292 http://www.bernsteincenterforvisualperformance.com/does-my-child-have-dyslexia-add-or-adhd

Aprilbaby 0 likes

I know you are doing what's best for your child and ADHD and retalin might be it for him. Don't get me wrong I'm not telling or judging what you and your doctor are doing. Just want to pass on another idea to look into and rule out. Only want to pass on bc like I said I would have never heard or guessed that vision and ADHD behavioral issues could be linked. Good luck.

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