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    @eastcoster

    I can’t really speak much about Ritalin as I am not familiar with it but I am familiar with Vyvanse, it has worked very well for my daughter with only a couple of side effects, her appetite almost disappeared in the beginning but that did improve a little over time, she still eats far less than she used to.  The only other issue we have is sometimes it is difficult to get her to sleep at nights, this is not a regular issue but it does happen from time to time.

    Other than that Vyvanse has been great, it controls her symptoms very well without changing her personality at all.

    You are correct about it being kind of trial and error in finding the right medication, they don’t all work for everyone.    Good luck to you!

     

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    in reply to: Parenting & ADD #126109
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    Great addition to the forum!!   Thank you.

    I am the parent of a beautiful 7 yr old girl diagnosed with ADHD a couple years ago, when we first received the diagnosis and I looked at her symptoms a light bulb sort of went off, I have the same symptoms but I have never been diagnosed which is not surprising, I am 44 years old and when I was a child it simply wasn’t diagnosed that often.   My struggles come with dealing with her when she is having a bad day, it is very hard to keep my own symptoms in check while trying to deal with hers, I am getting better with it but sometimes it is just so hard, having a child with ADHD is a challenge but when the parent is dealing with the same thing it is downright difficult.

    I have spoke to a couple professionals about the possibility that I may have ADHD and sadly I have just been brushed off, I know how hard it is for an adult to get a correct diagnosis.  One so called professional went as far as to tell me “you can convince yourself you have anything if you try hard enough”

    Any advice you can offer?

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