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HI I NEED SOME ADVICE PLEASE!! MY SON IS 10 HE HAS HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH GRADES(4TH) THIS YEAR MAINLY IN MATH. HE IS GOING TO REPEAT THE 4TH GRADE AGAIN NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. HIS GRADES WENT UP AND DOWN ALL YEAR BUT 3RD QUARTER HE HAD 3-F 1-D C'S LAST REPORT CARD HE BROUGHT ALL UP TO D & C BUT MATH WAS STILL AN F. HIS TEACHER RECOMMENDED I GET HIM CHECKED FOR ADD.I THINK SHE JUST DIDNT WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO HELP
HIM 1ON1 HE HASNT HAD PROBLEMS IN THE PAST WITH SCHOOL WORK. AFTER A LOT OF THINKING I DID.I DONT BELIEVE HE HAS ADD!! MY SON CAN BE A LITTLE HYPER AT TIMES BUT SEEMS NORMAL AS ANY 10 YEAR OLD BOY.HE HAS HAD A FEW OBSTICLES LIKE HIS GRANDPA DIED WHEN HE WAS 4 (HE STILL GETS UPSET AT TIMES ABOUT IT)HIS FATHER AND I WERE NEVER TOGETHER, WE SPLIT B4 HE WAS BORN,AND HIS DADS AND DADS FAMILY ARE SO INCONSISTANT DAD IS BACK & FORTH W/ GIRLFRIENDS & EXWIFE THE GRANDPARENTS SPLIT UP AND BACKTOGETHER ALOT , HE DOES SPEND SOME TIME WITH THEM MAYBE 2-3 WEEKENDS A MONTH AND SOMETIMES HE WONT SEE OR HEAR FROM ANY OF THEM 4 A COUPLE OF MONTHS.I LEAVE IT UP TO MY SON TO DECIDE IF HE WANTS TO GO THERE. I AM GOING TO GET HIM INTO CONOULING THIS SUMMER!! WENT TO A PHSYCOLOGIST AND AFTER 3 30 MINUTE VISITS SHE SAYS HE HAS ADD.IN FRONT OF STRANGERS HE IS AN ANGEL AND VERY RESPECTFUL. HE THEN SEEN A PEDIATRICIAN WHOM HE HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE . THE DR. OFFICE NEVER ASKED WHO HIS PREV DR. WAS SO I CAN ONLY FIGURE THAT THEY HAVE NO MEDICAL RECORDS ON HIM.(HIS PREV DR IS NOLONGER PRACT).HE WAS PUT ON RITALIN LA 20 MG 1 TIME DAILY. ALL AFTER NOON HIS FACE WAS FLUSHED,AT TIMES SEEMED FINE,THEN ANGRY,THEN JUST GLARED INTO SPACE AND WAS JUST NOT LOOKING GOOD. 7 1/2 HRS AFTER THE MED HE BEGAN TO HAVE A SEVERE HEADACHE,STOMACH CRAMPS,DRY HEAVES THEN VOMITING.I CALL DR. SHE SAYS COME IN NEXT DAY AND TRY ADDERALL.I TOOK HIM TO AN URGENT CARE HE SAID HE FELT LIKE SOMETHING WAS LODGED IN HIS THROAT(WE WERE BOTH VERY SCARED)MY SON WAS CRYING AND PLEADED WITH ME NOT TO TAKE ANYMORE MEDS. ER WAS VERY RUDE SAYING .OH ITS ALL NORMAL SIDE AFFECTS HE'LL GET OVER IT IN A COUPLE WEEKS.***I WILL NOT PUT MY SON THROUGH THAT EVER!!!!***OH AND DID I MENTION HE IS ON A FREE INSURANCE THROUGH OUR LOCAL DHS AND I PAID $ 70.00 FOR THIS CAUSE INS. WOULDNT COVER IT AND THE DR HAD THE NERVE TO TELL ME TO BRING THE LEFT OVER PILLS TO HER AND GET A NEW SCRIPT.I DONT CARE WHAT KIND OF MEDICINE IT IS I WILL FLUSH IT DOWN THE TOILET BEFORE I LET THE DR. MAKE ANYMORE MONEY OFF OF IT!!COULDNT AFFORD IT BUT I SCRAPED PENNIES BECAUSE IT WAS FOR MY CHILDREN...............I AM CONSIDERING LOOKING INTO HERBAL MEDS FOR ADD. ONE IS NATURESWAY EFA BLEND FOR CHILDREN (FORMERLY ATTENTION FOCUS FOR CHILDREN).....ANYONE KNOW ABOUT OR HAVE TRIED ANY HERBAL MEDS FOR ADD CAN YOU PLEAS LET ME KNOW!!!!!! I AM SO DESPERATE FOR HELP!!THANK YOU

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melissa





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