Sunday, September 24, 2006
My Star Kyle. (Life with ADHD) Part Seven
Kyle was taking Ritalin 2x a day, and although it worked great at first, we started noticing that the effects weren't really lasting for the full 4 hours between doses.
After about 5 months Kyle turned to me and said 'Mum, I think I should stop taking these tablets because they're good but they're not lasting long enough. If they're not lasting long enough, there's really no point in them, right?'
What can I say, he's a grown up kid in many ways ;) Anyway, I've always said that medication would be his choice and his alone, so we stopped using Ritalin. I was a bit worried about it, and it turned out I was right to be worried.
Kyle crashed right back to where he'd been before ever starting the Ritalin, but he was even worse!
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once we found the right doctor and the right dosage for damien he was a different child- he liked himself more because he was actually finishing his school work and he started excelling in his gymnnastics, even our family and friends noticed a difference!
We tried for a while with omega 3 fish oils, but didn't actually notice any difference in Kyle's behaviour or concentration at all, so we gave up on it.
That's about all I've done/heard/read on that subject.
I can totally relate, Kyle is changing every day and it's all for the better. He's much more loving now and has time to sit and listen to instructions on how to do things, whihc was something he could NEVER do before. Life is good, and getting better :)
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