Posted by lymom3 on November 14, 2006, at 9:27:42
In reply to How much can the correct medication help? (nm), posted by jealibeanz on November 14, 2006, at 1:12:13
A LOT! You are so stressed that you've forgotten, I think what it's like to be semi normal. Honesty is always the best thing to do. If Adderall didn't work, try Ritalin, Focalin. You are just worn out right now. Try to remember that. You are in control of meds. If one of those doesn't suit you, you don't have to take it.
My middle son was never medicated properly until he was 17 and in trouble at that point. We found the right pdoc and the right meds and he is such a different kid. He knows that he won't make it in life without his meds and that is a huge leap from the kid who wouldn't even take them.
They know you're having trouble. Talk to them honestly without trying to put your good front on. Let them know that you don't have it as together as you portray. It's hard to let yourself be vulnerable but it might be your best course of action....
Good luck though. We all know how hard you've been struggling.