My son has ADHD we have tried everything under the sun. Right now he is on Ritalin 10mg twice a day. He is very emotional about things that happen 3 yrs ago and then sometimes about nothing at all. He is a only child and has a hard time making friends so I'm really all he has pls help I don't know what to do anymore like I said he has been on everything under the sun
To read a list of many drugs for ADHD go to this link:
https://www.drugs.com/condition/attention-deficit-disorder.html You may see something new to ask the Dr. about. Since the ritalin is helping, it may just need a dosage adjustment to work better. Talk to his Dr. about this.
I've raised 3 sons with ADD or ADHD. The son with ADD was actually hyperactive too, but only emotionally. So there is such a thing as being hyperactive emotionally. His tantrums became obvious at about 7-8 months of age. He'd lay on the floor screaming and crying, but only if he could see me. If I moved out of his sight, he'd be quiet. I tested him this way and he was consistent. His last tantrum was at age 12, yes, 12! He threw himself down and started yelling and complaining for about 20 seconds until he realized what a fool he was making of himself. He looked around at his brother and I who were not responding to him and quickly and sheepishly stood up and resumed a normal demeanor. It took 11 yrs. of ignoring tantrums for him to understand and stop himself! That's extreme stubbornness!
Kids with ADD and ADHD have a lot of difficulties to deal with that can affect their attitudes and actions. They're often observed by other children and adults as "different" and experience rejection due to this different-ness. There are so many negative messages they receive at school and home (even unintentional negatives) that it's understandable how an emotionally hyperactive child can have strong emotions. Could there possibly have been more to the events of 3 yrs. ago for your son than what you know? Either way, you can do a lot for your son by learning how to handle all kinds of his emotional reactions.
C.H.A.D.D. is a good organization for all kinds of helpful information on living with and helping your son. It also has links to other resources. If counseling seems necessary, I would get it. My husband and I went to counseling as a family or as 1 parent and child... whatever seemed appropriate for our current areas of need. We did this off and on throughout raising the 3 because we learned tremendously and our sons have grown up well. I've also counseled and guided other parents with ADD/ADHD children as an experienced parent only, not a professional. It's almost impossible to know all you need to on your own.
Is your son's Dr. one who specializes in ADD/ADHD? That was a priceless step we took when we went to one the entire time the kids were younger... while they were on medication. These Drs. can help you and your child so much in the home and at school! They see the child every few months which means you stay on top of the latest changes and problems that crop up, including medications and dosages. And changes WILL happen, guaranteed. Knowing how to handle your child and his problems throughout the years is very important.
If you want to talk more, you can get me by sending a private message to me at this site. Look for directions to do that if you want to.
- Ritalin Information for Consumers
- Ritalin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ritalin (detailed)
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