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Old 03-22-05, 07:50 PM
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I registered on the site today and this is my first posting. I am 43, married for 15 years, have 2 kids. My 12 year old son was diagnosed with adhd/ocd/mood disorders when he was a little over 3. We tried the homeopathic route but had to go on traditional medications. I have had 9 plus years of IEPs, school behavior plans, etc. He is currently taking metadate, respirdal, zoloft, clonidine.

Since the apple does not fall far from the tree, there is no doubt where he gets his extreme behaviors. My side of the family are the adhd/right brainers. We are creative, energetic, witty, hopping and popping, talkative, artists, fun to be around, etc.. My husband's side of the family are the Adders. Quiet, self medicating, work with their hands, etc...

My son got the good and bad traits of both families. My daughter who is 14 shows signs of adhd but I am not yet concerned about her being medicated. She does very well in school and is a social butterfly.

Since my son is on spring break and I take off work while he is off, I decided it's good timing for me to go to the doctor and also be medicated. (My husband is next.) My doctor confirmed that I am a classic adhd poster child. She prescribed Adderal XR 10 mg. She said to try one in the morning. If that doesn't work, try 2..up to 4. I am currently taking 20 mg at 7am and so far, so good. I finished several projects around the house that I have been putting off forever. I haven't had to take my daily Vivarian caffeine pills since Friday.

I will keep you posted.
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