I can’t tell you how often I get asked by parents about medications. While I will never offer advice on whether or not you should medicate your child, I’m happy to share our personal experience with medications.
I’ve realized that there are a great many questions that parents have about whether or not medication is right for their child.
This is a rather sensitive issue but one that is important.
I like to see people sharing information, based on their personal experiences, even when it comes to medications. Let me just say this. Please do not confuse the sharing of experience with actual medical advice. When medications are discussed on this site, it is never with the intention of replacing actual medical advice. You should never start or stop a medication without talking to your doctor. Always remember that every child is different and just because one medication works for one child doesn’t mean it will work for your.
Having said that, I believe that their is value in hearing how other families have fared with a particular medication.
People ask me all the time if I have experience with a particular medication. I’m happy to share our personal experience because in my opinion, it’s part of the research process.
Back to the point.
I thought I would open things up to discussing medications and the questions surrounding how you know when to medicate.
Again, this is not medical advice but more of a sounding board to ask questions and get answers from other parents that have been in your shoes.