This reply was originally posted by user ClaudiaMilli in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I am not against medication, but just putting out there that you should do what you feel works for your family, and some people are overly sensitive to the side effects and choose to not medicate. Maybe keep a journal of what is taken and the side effects, and you could show it to your doctors at follow ups. It is about finding the right match and the right dosage. Ask your child how they feel a few times a day, and watch how they act, eat, sleep, and feel.