I just found this support group at DS and I almost cried. I was wondering if anyone out there might be able to tell me what I need to do or say to get my daughter tested for ADHD. She just turned 4 in Febuary, so everyone thinks that she is just hyper, but it goes way beyond that. I can count the number of times that she has slept through the night since she was born on one hand. She doesn't nap during the day so that wouldn't be keeping her up at night, she wakes all hours of the night wanting to play or eat. Even after only a few hours of sleep she jumps out of bed like a rocket. To me she is like the energizer bunny on speed, she never slows down, always on the go, even when she is watching tv she is standing and moving around. Nothing holds her attention for long, she can have half a dozen things out to play with and not be interested in any of them for more than 5 minutes. The computer held her interest for a while but then I found that the harder the game is for her the longer she will play it. I have talked to her doctor about it and they have said that maybe she just doesn't require a lot of sleep. Hell, I require at least a few hours, I can't even get that. I don't know what to do anymore, my husband says she is just hyper, that he doesn't want her on meds at 4 years old, but I just can't take anymore. I am home 24/7 and at the end of my rope. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do?? Thank you in advance.
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