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3 years ago  ::  Mar 24, 2012 - 12:35PM #131
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Mar 24, 2012 -- 9:55AM, REteach wrote:


Yes. And the most common cause of pediatric overdose deaths is maternal prenatal vitamins and if aspirin was released today, it would be prescription only and have a black box warning. 




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3 years ago  ::  Mar 24, 2012 - 2:16PM #132
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Yup ... So, in general ... BEST to avoid ALL Meds as much as possible ...


Mar 24, 2012 -- 9:55AM, REteach wrote:


Yes. And the most common cause of pediatric overdose deaths is maternal prenatal vitamins and if aspirin was released today, it would be prescription only and have a black box warning. 





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3 years ago  ::  Mar 26, 2012 - 12:27AM #133
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Mar 24, 2012 -- 2:16PM, teilhard wrote:


Yup ... So, in general ... BEST to avoid ALL Meds as much as possible ...


Mar 24, 2012 -- 9:55AM, REteach wrote:


Yes. And the most common cause of pediatric overdose deaths is maternal prenatal vitamins and if aspirin was released today, it would be prescription only and have a black box warning. 








I think so, that is how I view medication.  I think for alot of people thier ADD child might be so unhappy and frustrated with the condition that they are willing to consider medicine.  I know other ADD kids that seem to deal with it OK and seem happy and sucessfull without medication. 


I think most of us are happy to consider medication if it seems important to the well being of our child.  Some ADD kids are pretty frustrated and have a hard time getting along even with a teacher making lots of accomidations.  

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2012 - 5:16PM #134
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2012 - 2:29PM #135
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As I feared. It turns out that the pediatrician that prescribed drugs for the six-year old did no tests at all. Just took the word of the teacher. Well-intentioned, I'm sure, but very suspect. And we find a 12-month wait for an appropriate several-thousand- dollar evaluation.   Am not happy.


After a good night's sleep, the child slept until noon today. Just as if she were drugged.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 5:25PM #136
farragut
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And now, since the pediatrician has already prescribed his damned Ritalin, he will not refer the child for evaluation.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2012 - 8:43AM #137
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I definitely have HDHD. I was first diagnosed in grade 1, then rediagnosed as an adult about 2 years ago. If a doctor knows that a child does NOT have ADD or ADHD, they should make it very clear to the parent(s) that they don't, and that they (the doctor) will NOT diagnose a child with something they do not have. The only problem here is that the parent(s) might attempt to find a doctor who will. But this could (maybe) harm the child for the rest of their life, especially if they are put on medication they do not need.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2012 - 10:32AM #138
farragut
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"But this could (maybe) harm the child for the rest of their life, especially if they are put on medication they do not need"


 


Which is why we have ceased the bloody medication.

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2 years ago  ::  May 07, 2012 - 7:51PM #139
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Farragut, get him him for a neuropsych exam.  An educational consultant can help too.  I have also gotten Speech evals on some kids.  


And, although response to meds is not a diagnosis, is he suddenly superb?

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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 10:15PM #140
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We are now working with a service that appears to be knowledgeable and responsible. She will have an evaluation session with a psychologist next week. I am not sure that it will be as thorough as I would like to see, but we shall see what happens.


My own useless opinion is that she needs behavioral therapy.  Her first two years were rather rough, and I suspect that there is embedded anxiety that she knows nothing about, but which still colors her reaction to the world around her.


Thanks for your interest.


Dave

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