I keep thinking about blogging again. Really. It seems like I blog to get the pain out & I’m feeling it again these days.
Nathan is 2nd grade now. He reads at an age-appropriate level, though not as well as some of his peers. He spells well, but his handwritting really holds him back. He has friends, but doesn’t “get” sports.
He’s been a tough kid to live with these past few months. Tantrums, anger, hitting, back-talking….nothing I can’t handle and yet, awful all the same.
Neil wants to try medicating his ADHD. I am undecided. I hate the idea of putting my baby on medication, but yet he isn’t making the gains he needs to either. We’ve been doing the GFCF diet, supplements and therapy up until now. It truly changed his life.
But now, I wonder. Does he need another life changing moment? Does he need to try “western” medicine? Or, is it a phase? Will he get better or worse?
I’ve asked his teachers for their opinion & our next IEP is coming up at the end of the month. My cousin, who finally had his ADD dx as an adult, insists we need to try it. His words “I finally didn’t feel like a failure all the time”
That’s a pretty powerful opinion. Have you got one? What has your experience been with ADHD meds?