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  • in reply to: Social life of family #135653

    christinecmt
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    Leanz,

    Yes, yes, yes it does. If it isn’t people just not getting it, it is the extreme exhaustion from the emotional ups and downs, lots of downs, taking its toll on the entire family. We have a teenage daughter with ADHD, ODC and Anxiety. We have been playing with meds to help regulate her extreme emotions and depression. Any time I try to relate to a fellow Mom, I get “Oh, she is just being a teen”. I have one awesome cousin who listens to me, lets me vent and offers heartfelt reassurance, she has been a lifesaver. ADHD is all consuming, try to make time to NOT think about it. I am slowly discovering that I must take care of myself, find time, find support, exercise, meditate, go for a walk. You can’t take care of your kid if you are not taking care of yourself.

    Hang in there and good luck
    ctm

  • in reply to: ADHD/TICS/MOOD DISORDER and CBD #121568

    christinecmt
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    I too would like to know more about CBD options. I feel for you, and the Pharma world is such a difficult and scary place to navigate. My daughter started meds this past year, suddenly developed tics that she too was aware of and embarrassed by. It began a nose dive emotionally, socially, scholastically, etc. It took 3 months for them to dissipate, on the meds, off the meds, nobody has clear answers. I feel it was stress and hormone related as the tics only flare up now when she is tired and or stressed.

    My best advice to you is what I have been told and try to remind myself of everyday….you are doing the best you can for your child. Each child is different, each child with ADHD is different, there is no once size fits all so keep plugging away until you find the right fit for him. Maybe it is CBD, Diet, Activity, Meditation or maybe time and all of the above. The fact that you continue to seek answers to help him speaks to your love and dedication which will help get them through this and where he needs to be. Good luck

  • in reply to: My 13yr hates when friends ask her about her accommodations #104455

    christinecmt
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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. We have a wonderful tutor for math that my daughter has responded to but I do like the idea of a peer tutor or mentor, someone like her, that “gets it” as she often tells me I don’t LOL Thanks!

  • in reply to: My 13yr hates when friends ask her about her accommodations #104051

    christinecmt
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    Thank you Penny, i appreciate your input. I have said and done all of the above. It is causing so much anxiety as of late. I have reached out to school on multiple levels and get “Lots of kids feel this way” which doesn’t really help. She falls apart when she comes home after a day of trying to “be normal”. She is on meds this year and doing incredibly well, I am hoping that her confidence builds as time goes by.

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