Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Shelley | 2010-09-28


Help at school

My son (7yrs) in grade was diagnosed with ADHD a year ago although he has been for back for reassessments I strongly feel he is not ADHD -but he deffinately has difficulty to cope at school. Ive tried natural stuff (ADDvance, Bio Strath) to biostrath and generic ritalin. concerta was good for school but he was in a daze in the afternoon and couldnt sleep.
Ritalins are giving him terrible stomach aches.
What do I do?
Im wondering if all he needs is more attention at school -smaller group and maybe a natural remedy?
Pleaseadvise as Im LOST.

Expert's Reply



It does appear that your son has ADHD. He shows an improvement on Ritalin and Concerta but he cannot tolerate the side effects. He is still young and he may benefit from being in a smaller class of children.You have tried the natural remdies with no obvios benefit. The best advice seems to be for you to take him to see a paediatric neurologist so that the diagnosis can be reviewed and a careful decision taken about the most suitable tretament for your son.

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