In my process of trying to find answers there have been many opinions the loudest of which are against medication. I was left feeling that if I was a good mother I would not medicate my child. I needed help soon, I was at the point where I knew I could not live my life like this any longer. I chose to try medicine and I am so glad I did. Every child is different and there are many treatment options. Maybe one day medicine won't be the option that is best for my son but today it is. He is happier, successful, and focused! In return making our family happier and having more moments with him that have joy and praise. ADHD is an illness that needs to be treated. All I want is that the negative judgments stop and we allow mothers and fathers to love their child enough to find the best path for their child and family.
When my son was diagnosed with ADHD I spent a lot of time searching the internet to find real experiences. I needed more than a list of symptoms. I wanted to learn more on a personal level how this has been affecting others. I searched but I could never find it and then I realized I was searching for my story. Maybe someone else is searching for my story or maybe we need a place for people to tell their story. I hope to be that place where people can find understanding and a voice. We can help each other not feel alone during the hard times and also give hope to each other.
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