ADHD

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Posted by: ansie du toit | 2011/04/06

Q.

adhd hulp

is daar iemand wat my kan help albei my seuns onderskeidelik 6 en 13 jaar is gediagonseer met adhd die oudste omtrent 5 jaar terug en was al op verskeie medikasies onder andere ritalin, straterra en conserta waarvan almal hom vreeslik aggresief gemaak het op die oomblik drink hy net eyeq met sy daaglikse multi vitamiene was dit ''''n fout om hom van die medikasie af te haal ? dit het gevoel ons gee hom medikasie vir die adhd dan medikasie vir die aggresie en dan medikasie om te slaap . Die jongste is twee dae terug gediagoniseer en ek soek hulp sodat ek albei seuns kan help sonder om een af te skeep.Is daar enige ondersteunings groep in sa vir ouers aangesien dit sommig dae vir my voel ek net alles verkeerd doen en graag met iemand sal wil praat wat raad kan gee ?

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ADHD Expert

Dear Ansie,

Please excuse my English reply, I cannot write well in Afrikaans.

Please contact ADHASA on www.adhasa.co.za - they should be able to put you in touch with a support group in your area.

Whether or not it was a mistake to take your older son off the medication, I cannot say. Medications do not work for some people. If you have spoken to the doctor about varying the doses of the different medications and this has not helped, the only other option is to treat the side effects with other medications as you have mentioned.

The difficult decision lies with you (and your older son) on how he feels best about himself and how he is best able to cope at school.

I wish I could provide more concrete advice.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: Sume | 2011/04/18

Hallo Ansie

Beide my man en my seun (21) is gediagnoseer met ADD/ADHD. Delia se raad is baie handig. Kontak gerus ADHASA. Hulle gee goeie ondersteuning en dis regtig die moeite werd om by hulle aan te sluit. Jy gaan die ondersteuning baie nodig kry. Dr Cecile Marais is ''n Pretoria pediater, wat goed is met die jonger kinders en die pluspunt is dat sy ook goed met die ouers kan kommunikeer. Jy kan haar -|- ak by 012 335 4684. Haar praktyk is by Moot-hospitaal. Vra of jy ook jou 13-jarige kan saambring - ek''s seker jy sal kan. Vir volwasse ADD/ADHD, kan ek dr CE Schuler aanbeveel. Sy nommer is 012 346 7723.

Sterkte met jou groot taak!
Sume

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/04/14

Dear Ansie,

Please excuse my English reply, I cannot write well in Afrikaans.

Please contact ADHASA on www.adhasa.co.za - they should be able to put you in touch with a support group in your area.

Whether or not it was a mistake to take your older son off the medication, I cannot say. Medications do not work for some people. If you have spoken to the doctor about varying the doses of the different medications and this has not helped, the only other option is to treat the side effects with other medications as you have mentioned.

The difficult decision lies with you (and your older son) on how he feels best about himself and how he is best able to cope at school.

I wish I could provide more concrete advice.

Kind regards,
Delia

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