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I’m sorry, are we the same person??
Same here, my son is on several meds, all high dose. He metabolizes them quickly. We’ve tried taking med breaks, but that’s just not possible in our household. I asked the doc about it, and he didn’t really know… He just said that some kids burn thru the meds quicker.
Omg, I think we are the same person. I feel guilty and rotten much of the time, and it sucks. I love my son, but this journey is soooo hard. I’ve always felt like we’ve never quite bonded like I have with my other child, and I know it’s because of ADHD. My son was difficult from day 1, like he he wasn’t comfortable in his own skin, so going places and doing things is hard. Over time it has become isolating. I feel bad about what he’s missing out on. Hopefully he will figure it out eventually, but it can be very lonely.
Don’t get me started about stealing!
Thank you everyone, especially for the non-judgment. It’s wonderful to know there’s a place I can be open and honest about the daily struggles of being an ADHD parent. I know it could be much worse, so for that I’m thankful. It’s just so hard when your life feels like an an endless episode of Groundhog Day. My son is 9 and I just worry about his future so much. I see his anxiety and struggles, and for all the meds/therapy, etc., I still feel so helpless. I know he will grow out of some of this, but when you see crazy people in the news, you think, could that be my kid in a few years?
Your posted stuck a chord with me, mainly because I was noticed my child was different from early on. I was terrified that he had autism. Later I learned that he has ADHD. My child always seemed unhappy, and I seemed to have difficulty bonding with him early on. He just always seemed irritable, like everything bothered him. He also displayed many of the symptoms you are seeing in your son. It became more apparent as time went on that there were issues, and he was formally diagnosed through his pediatrician. Medicine helps a great deal!
It’s so hard when you feel like NOTHING works. When you’ve tried every therapy, read every book, and you’re ready to give up. I even asked my son’s dr about adding a small dose of Risperidone, because I’ve read that it can help with the ODD, but he says that it can cause male breast tissue. Talk about busting a mama’s bubble!I was pinning my hopes on that being our saving grace! This is so, so hard, but I’m just so very grateful to know that I’m not on this journey alone.October 22, 2017 at 6:55 pm in reply to: New here- need thoughts on my 9 yo dtr with ADHD and Anxiety #66078
I haven’t heard much about Prozac, but my ADHD son is on Zoloft to treat his anxiety. It seems to help. My son is on two different meds for ADHD and they seem to make his anxiety worse.
I too went through that struggle. Everyone I called had wait-lists of 2-3 months, and my son needed help right away. I ended up making him an appointment during school hours, just to get him “into the system.” In our case, it was more important to me that my son start therapy. His days at school were so chaotic anyway, I figured we would start making progress where we could. Best of luck in your search!
I feel your pain and wish I had the answer. Is your child on medication? Sending you lots of love and hugs tonight!
My son has ADHD combined type. He has recently started looking at “boobs” on the computer. Part of me wonders though if this is a normal part of growing up? I’m 43 and we didn’t have that when I was growing up, but I wonder how much of that would have gone on if it was more accessible. I’m trying not to obsess about it too much.