Quoting 3 little monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... need advise on medicating an the difference if made in our lives. We didn't medicate for a long time so I know that side too."
Oh wow! I can not imagine (personally) another 2 yrs before being diagnosed!
We did decide to medicate. We had tried everything else. Eliminating dyes, and completely changing diets (we actually did this twice, about 2 yrs apart) we tried natural remedies and nothing was helping.
We started Ritalin in Sept. but after a week we hated it, his crashes were awful and it really only lasted like 45 min. So we switched to Metedate cd and it was amazing! Crappy thing is we went for a refill only to find out no one could order it this month. So our dr put us on Concerta? and it was a rough week for him, but now that he is used to it it is working for him.
We went from him never coloring a recognizable picture to him drawing the state of NM from memory. And now he loves coloring. I have been so pleased with the medication and how much it has helped. Oh, he also road a skateboard and a bike his first week on meds! But, we are fairly new to all of this, so it is really nice to see someone who is in a similar situation.