My son was diagnosed with ADHD at 5 years old in May of 2014. Since this time he has had a 1 on 1 aide during Kindergarten and Camps, as well as attending Speech, OT, and Social Therapy.
During his 6 month retesting with his Clinical Neuro-Psychologist, he recommended speaking to our Pediatrician about medication as he is not retaining as much as he is capable of during his therapy sessions. We did speak to a Pediatrician in our practice who specializes in Behavioral. After her observation, she recommended Tenex / Guanfacine to help with his focus, attention and impulsivity control.
Does anyone have an experience with this medication - side effects, overall experience, long term use, weight gain or loss ?
We have been resistant to start because we thought he could benefit from all of his therapy alone but I think we need this extra help for body control and focus.
I am hoping to gain some insight from other parents like us who have used it firsthand.
Thank you in advance for any feedback! XX