... stimulants at usual doses. Why are they not banned when they can cause sudden death in kids??? They can cause heart defects, heart attacks, also weight loss,tics,mood disorders,liver and kidney damage and are not a long term solution. Is it not time to end this before more young kids die? Kids don't deserve to have their own health put at risk when there may be lots of reasons why they are behaving in a way that has got them labelled ADHD There is no clear cut test to even prove it exists!
I have a son who is 7yrs. old. When he was 4, my mother talked me into taking him to the doctor to discuss ADHD. He was extrememly hyper, and impulsive. I thought he was just being an over active, 2yr old and disregarded my mothers observations for a couple of yrs. Then I started to wonder if maybe she was right. He was going to be starting school and I wanted him to be able to focus, and sit down long enough to learn something. The doctor prescribed Concerta-18mg. I noticed a difference behavior wise, but the weight loss had become extreme! People were making remarks that maybe I was starving him! Every one of his little ribs were protruding. He also started having problems with his heart racing, and feeling faint all the time. I took him to the doctor and told him I was taking my son off the medicine immediately! The doc suggested trying something else but I refused. I would rather have a child that talks, sings, runs,(non-stop) never sits down, and is impulsive 24/7 over one that is sick, and risk his health over some medication that the doc says is good for your child! I sooo regret having done this. I am against ADHD meds.
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