Originally Posted by kikkO
I don't know how you guys can stretch this candy/sugar thing, but that was just my diagnoses when I was a child, and my doctor didn't even diagnose me with ADHD. Everyone's trigger is different, it doesn't have to be candy.
Well, all I can say is, have fun pumping your kids full of drugs during their most critical developmental stages. You don't even know what are in those drugs and what kind of long term side effects it will have on your child.
What this all comes down to is if you buy what the doctor is trying to sell you, he is going to make his argument very convincing because once you start he'll have a repeat customer for a very long time.
Present day ADHD drugs are probably much milder versions but the question still remains what are the long term side effects of this drug? No one knows for sure.
Do you have kids? I'm just curious what experience you have with this scenario to make these statements....
I have 2 kids that if it wasn't for them taking meds for their ADD/ADHD, they wouldn't even be able to come close to making decent grades in school. Both were doing terrible in school before being diagnosed and now one is an honor roll student and the other is almost there.
So from your point of view, since I'm "buying what the doctor is selling", I should stop and let my kids fail?
You really have no clue so unless you have a medical degree, you shouldn't be even trying to give anyone medical advice. I'm pretty confident you don't have kids either, so that's a double whammy if you don't.....I'm curious to know what experience you have with this so please enlighten me on it so I know whether I need to take your advice and let my kids fail or continue "buying what the doctor is selling".....