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kelly
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Penny, I’ve forgotten to come back and thank you for your response. I’ve also found out from the psychiatrist (who downplayed everything I mentioned) that these tests highlight which meds might cause a reaction, not which would be most effective. The drugs that cause a reaction could very well be the ones that work for a particular person.

She also tried using scare tactics to talk me down from meds, saying the side effects can be really bad and include cardiac death. She already told me she wouldn’t give my son meds because she “doesn’t think he has ADHD,” so I don’t understand that tactic at all. So frustrating.