What does optimally medicated look like in your ADHD
Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:05 PM
My concern is that DS is often taking 2 or more hours to do one page of math or anything he doesn't want to do. His common thing for each chore not done, not following the program or whatever is "I forgot." He is back into not even being able to read a book (he loves reading) because he can't sit still. On workbooks (used only for math really) he skips problems all over the page in a random fashion. These to me are signs his meds are not optimal. Or maybe it is just something he will always live with?
That an being LOUD and argumentative and trying to leap down flights of stairs all at once, or do rolling or cartwheeling down a flight of stairs, etc.
What does your ADHD child look/act like on what you consider optimal dosages of meds? Are these normal and just part of the personality and will never go away?
Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:42 PM
We had a gap of a couple days and it was really bad. What was eye opening was how quickly I forgot how bad it was before he was on them.
I do not have any real answers for you as every kid is different. Just know that my son tried to tell me he was done with math today and i asked to see his problems, which was met with, "Oh...ummmm....I have a few more to do."
Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:18 PM
He is not "just" ADHD so it is also hard for me to tell what is one thing and what is another and what is just "him," as in basic personality.