JKulak

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  • in reply to: What made you decide to get formally diagnosed? #103567

    JKulak
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    Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve had sort of the same attitude so far – not feeling compelled to get a diagnosis because I’m hesitant to jump right to stimulants and we homeschool so I can make adjustments to help her be successful, etc. But after hearing other people’s experiences I think I’m getting a more realistic idea of what the decision to diagnose/medicate would look like. Lots to think about for sure!

  • in reply to: What made you decide to get formally diagnosed? #102948

    JKulak
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    Ranma, I’m so sorry you went through all that as a child in school. I had some negative experiences in school as well and my mom ended up pulling me out and homeschooling. I’m so glad we are homeschooling my daughter now too because I can do whatever I need to do to help her learn, which in 1st grade means I’m basically doing everything with her to help keep her on task, we keep lessons short and pleasant, take breaks to move/play in between, eat snacks as needed, and I’m trying out some strategies to help with some working memory issues in math. Thank you so much for sharing your story – I feel like you’re telling me to stay in tune with her overall happiness and ability to do what needs to be done. Right now I think we are managing pretty well without meds, but I can see how they could be quite helpful down the road when her schoolwork is more demanding and she’s at an age where she needs to be doing more independent work.

  • in reply to: What made you decide to get formally diagnosed? #102861

    JKulak
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    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I also could never study well in common areas, with any kind of music playing near me, or with other people when I was in college. The environment had to be just right and even then I’d often sit for hours attempting to get thoughts out – so frustrating and exhausting.

    Do you think you would have benefited from medication when you were younger or did all this only become necessary because of the requirements of working and going to college? I also try to avoid pharmaceuticals as much as possible, but I’m trying to keep an open mind for my daughter.

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