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Thread #86484   Message #1610027
Posted By: The Villan
21-Nov-05 - 04:40 AM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
I hear what you say.

However, we reduced her dose but it didn't help.

Maybe you are correct, that the pros did not know how to deal with it properly.

However, noboy is prepared to come out and state clearly what the dangerous side effects can be.

Stunt growth in children, Can affect their blood and I don't know what else.

Whilst her sleep pattern was always poor, Ritalin seemd to make it worse. Lack of sleep is a nightmare not only for the child, but also for the parents.

Our daughter falls into the combined. She is 14 now but still gets the hyperactivity and that is so difficult to handle when it happens.
Fortunately she has 3 friends who seem to understand and tolerate her when it goes wrong.

You may be interersted to know that our younger daughter who is 10 is on the higher end of the Autistic Spectrum. We have to pay a lot more attention to her, but its like a timebomb, as the older duaghter gets very upset at the attention the younger one receives and cannot and will not understand why. Nightmare.