Dealing with ADHD
The past 6 months has been a struggle with my 6 year old. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5. He was on medications and had to be taken off of them due to the side effects of depression, crying for no reason and severe weight loss. I love my children more than anything in this world . I am in a relationship that I dont seem to be growing as an individual. With all the stress from dealing with ADHD and notes from school and my own life stresses sometimes I feel like I am falling apart. I am a true , loving, loyal person that gives 110 percent but lately I am just tired and feeling old (36). I feel like I spin my wheels or talk just to hear myself talk. I also have a 2 year old and its hard to give my 6 year old the attention that he needs due to the needs of my 2 year old. I just feel like I am torn. I dont want to medicate my 6 year old for the ADHD but he keeps getting worse. I feel guilty for even thinking about getting him medicine to help, but I have tried everything to control it and help. I am soooo lost
Which medication was he taking? They have stimulant and non stimulant types, maybe he is sensitive to the stimulant kind? That's very common actually, my daughter HATED them.