Tuesday, March 12, 2013

So How's It Going Without Meds?

Thank you for asking. We're over 6 weeks post-medication and Bobby is thriving in his busy but able-to-control body. Let's say this from the start. I DO NOT believe we can "toss" all kids' meds and wait for a miracle. ADHD is a real disorder on a far-ranging spectrum. No two kids are identical. Bobby is functioning well now. He is no more impulsive than he was on Ritalin, Adderal or Stratera. Not one bit. He's still busy, active and inquisitive. He blurts & bolts like any active pre-teen boy. He's becoming more and more charged by hormones. None of what we see calls for medication at this point. Could this change? Are we open to a possible future need for treatment? Well, what parent really wants to see their child rely on a pill each day? I hope he never has to return but we will not deprive him of what he needs to be a success in his academic, athletic and life pursuits. We get that numerous problems arise when a young adult needs but doesn't take medication. Problems that affect learning and successful employment. Taking one day at a time here. Hoping all parents take one day at a time.

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