Quoting Landon's Mommy *+1*:" I am betting my life that my son has ADHD & possibly ADD as well. He's so darn HYPER all the time!!! ... [snip!] ... with it? I'm just looking for some stories here, just curious. I haven't mentioned it to the doctor or anything yet. Thanks."
My son is 6 years old and was just now dignosed with ADHD. I do not have him on medication. My son at 5 years old started showing significant signs of something going on. He would be overly hyper and couldn't focus on any task for more then 3 minutes. I tried to get him tested but they made me wait until he was 6 because they said no one will test a child under that age. My son's school took half a year working on all the testings it takes to find out what exactly his disabilities are. As well as my son's Doctor doing testings. Finally 3 weeks ago I got an answer. It just seemed he was getting worse and worse as days go by. Do to my son's frustration of his disabilities he began acting out violently. His doctor says thats normal for kids with adhd because of their lack of communication abilities. My son's Doctor and school wants me to put my son on meds but I don't want to do that. I personally feel there are ways around adhd without medication and not to mention I am scared meds will make my son be a zombie. I want my son to live life not be zonked into just being there and obidiant because the meds. I just personally heard horror stories about the meds. My son does only go to school for 3 hours a day and does take the special education bus and has a handful of teachers that work with him daily and 1 that is always at his side helping keep him on task. Once you finally get your dignoses its refreshing because there are programs and such your child can qualify for now which is amazing. My son's school has this communication program were the kids get their own ipads and they have these apps and such on it that helps my son communicate with everyone when he finds it hard too. Since my son has been on the programs I've seen a good positive improvement. My son no longer seems so angry and is actually able to focus on a task for 10 minutes at a time which is super awesome because he was only at 5 minutes of attention.
Best of wishes to you deary, I hope you can get a kick start with your son's doctor and school to get the testing done your child needs to get the help he needs. I may have my answer and not medicate my son but it does make a difference knowing the issue and being able to work with it and use programs offered for adhd kids. Things will get better, trust me I felt helpless and now I'm very optimistic