After a lengthy discussion with Dr. H and it was decided that right now it’s just to early and he is to young to start medications. Dr. H is moving to ACH in August and so he wouldn’t be able to manage things going forward. He’s not comfortable starting something he can’t follow up on. Besides, before Dr. H EVER puts a child on stimulants he does a full work up. So Elliott will be scheduled for his EKG in order to get some baseline heart information.
The other side to this decision is that anxiety is involved as well as Aspergers so ADHD may not actually be the issue. Much of what we experience with Elliott could be anxiety and Aspergers mixed in with some “typical” behavior…..we have no experience with “typical” behavior. So Elliott is being referred to Dr. R medication evaluation and I’m comfortable with that. One of the reasons we like Dr. H so much is his conservative approach to medicine. He will be sorely missed come August.
– Lost and Tired
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