This reply was originally posted by user knrdodd in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I wanted you to know that you are not alone. I too, have felt the way that you are feeling. Friends can try to be supportive but I always feel as though they may be judging my son because unless you are in the situation, a person can not truly comprehend.
My son was diagnosed at 5 and after a few trials with medication, ended up on Vyvanse 30 mgs. School was fine academically but behaviorally, issues started in 4th grade and continue to this day.
My biggest advice would be to take care of yourself (which may mean going on meds) and have your son go to counseling. I still struggle with yelling at him on a daily basis.
I am sure others on this board have better advice, but I just wanted to send you a HUG