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lroche: I didn’t read every single word of this long thread but I think I did see you mention that your son I’d medicated.. Could the solution lie in changing to a different medication and/or dosage? My son was diagnosed at 5 with ADHD and has been medicated since..is now 14. His medication was and is our near perfect solution. I know every child is different but for our son that is the key. He’s far from perfect of course but motivation and drive are not a problem as long as he’s medicated. Also rarely struggles with being tardy anywhere. The only thing we have added to his life (forced) besides the meds is a diet free of artificial ingredients and daily exercise. He takes Concerta btw, 54mg plus a booster of 10mg Methylin in am and after school.LStouParticipant
Our almost 14 year old son has been on meds since he was 5 because his ADHD is more severe than what you’ve described. Around age 11 he became interested in basketball. I can tell you that being medicated (pretty high dosage) has not affected his being hyper focused on his sport at all. He is still just as obsessed as a kid could be really. And his appetite is perfectly normal now but was definitely lessened the first several years. Maybe since your son won’t need as high of a dosage his appetite won’t be affected as much as higher dosages.
I also feel the need to interject that doing well in school is always more important than sports even when there is athleticism there. He may get injured and needs his education to fall back on.. therefore medication is certainly worth trying at least.