Anyone Have Experience With Adhd

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missy - January 15

I believe that my 4 year old son has adhd--I talked to his dr about this at his 4 year check up and the dr. told me that typically they dont diagnose them until they are about 6 years old. Well my question is that he is in preschool and the teachers tell me he really has a hard time sitting still and he cant sit longer than 2 min--etc. etc. should I make another dr.'s appointment for this I mean why wait 2 more years-what will they do as I am totally against any medication--help please we have tried everything and I just dont know what I can do!!!!

 

lexa - January 15

I remember my son being the same way around that age. I personally think it's just the age group. That's why they wait to diagnose it a little later. It's hard to tell at that age if it is ADD/ADHD. I thought the same thing about my son, but he is fine. I say just let him wait. I've helped in preschool when my son was there, and at this age, it is really hard for any of those children to sit still! Besides, at that age, they are into playing with new friends rather than trying to learn. And usually if you can go without meds for this, they try to control it by way of dietary means. So I would just ride this period out. If he has a lot of problems once starting kindergarden, then I would look into having him tested. Good luck

 

maryl14 - January 15

my daughter was diagnose when she was 4 matter of fact on her 4th birthday i would ask for a second opinion if your doctor wont test adha is a new thing and alot of doctors are finding out that there are early sign and if you carch it early they can get him a perscription that could help him to learn how to handle it before he started regular school and since the preschool teacher see the same thing then i would have her right a ltter about his behavior so you ped sees it isn't just you seeing it

 

LisaB - January 15

I agree with lexa it is still alittle early to diagnose. I used to work with childern that had adhd and alot of the ones diagonsed with it actually were able to concentrate really well if engaged in something they could relate to and had an interest for yet I think may teachers will jump the gun because a child doens't conform to a certain standard. There are also alot of dietary changes that can control adhd. Look it up online I am prettyanti medication so thats just my opion.

 

maryl14 - January 15

yes there are feelings you can take out of his diet that "might" change this behavior eliminate artifical dyes and artifical sugars along with snacks should have no sugar added and no caffine or choclate my daughters nerulogist told us these things being taking away could help and it did a little nut she does have adhd and is on adderall xr which has made a world of a difference she is in 1 st grade an a honor roll and is in advanced reading math and computer cla__ses

 

missy - January 15

maryl14--what symptoms did your daughter show and what kind of test did they do to see if it was adhd?--That is great she is doing so good at school, that is one of my biggest fears with this as well as the ratio of them doing drugs etc....it's scary! I just want the best for him;as does every parent!!!

 

maryl14 - January 15

missy her regular doctor sent evaluation pappers to several of the ppl that have alot of contact with her it has like 60 behavior questions and he looked over the evalutions when he noticed that all the ppl noticed the same thing he recommended a specailist in adhd who order test for certain enzymes that tend to get off balanced do to adhd now there is a big difference between add and adhd add is where they can sit still but just can't pay attention and adhd is where they can't pay attention or sit still my daughter could not still still for longer then 2 min. and when trying to practice letters or number she couldn't do it for longer then 2 min either when she slept her eyelids would move constantly she constantly had to move a body part weather it was a finger a foot or something and if you watched her eyes b___s they would jerk

 

ash2 - January 15

Im wondering about this with my nephew as well. He is really hyper, nothing like an ordinary child...i might mention it to my SIL.

 

missy - January 15

bump

 

maryl14 - January 15

ash2 neither was our 7 year old and we were getting concerned but since she has been on med it completely different she's doing very well and actually as gotten alot more friends and can do things tha weren't possible before go luck

 

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