Wednesday, October 20, 2010

To Medicate or Not? That is the Question.

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"No Not Medication!," I thought over and over again in my mind. I could not believe it finally came to the point that my daughter would need medication to help with her ADHD, impulse control, and OCD issues. I am not sure why it seemed like a huge ordeal in the first place? Possibly because of all the bad side effects you hear about from medication. Also maybe because as Christians sometimes we are guilty of saying things about medication like we are lacking faith for God to heal a situation. All of this and more made it a really hard struggle for me in deciding to medicate. Read more here.

1 comment:

Theresa Haskins said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your post on medication! To make a long story short, I, too, battled with the idea of medication. You are correct that MANY Christian leaders voice their opinions that it isnt' necessary (creating unbelieveable guilt in those that use it - or place their children on it). When we first met with the counselor and medication was recommended, my first response was NO! However, my husband immediately stated - if that's what she needs to focus and succeed in school, that's what we'll do. Honestly, it make a HUGE difference in her ability to learn - so much so, that I am now on it too. You know the saying, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I am now learing all the amazing information I missed as a child (as there was no such thing as ADHD-it was "all in your mind"). Praising God for medical research and improvements!

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