My 6 year old has been taking meds for 3 months. We started with Adderall that didn't work. Switched to Concerta 18mg which helped a lot but didn't last very long. This month we went up to 27mg and my goodness- the irritability in the afternoon when it wears off it MAJOR. The teacher also wrote me that his behavior this week was terrible- interrupting all the time, not getting any of his work done, etc. So do I ask the Dr. about raising the dosage or try Vyvanse or Strattera??? I know I will be asking the Dr. but he also is a good Dr. who wants my input and I have no clue here. I think my son was also irritable on the lower dose of Concerta.
So I just wonder if a higher dose should help OR since he is already so irritable when it wears off then will it be even worse on a higher dose?
Please no comments about not medicating. Everyone entitled to their own path and this is the path we are trying for my son.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Sep. 27, 2013 in General Parenting
You will know when you find the correct medication for your child. For us, we tried three different medicines before we found the one. Once he was on the one, everything just seemed to fit together.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:17 PM on Sep. 27, 2013
I would try with upping the dose since he was doing well with it at first.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:23 PM on Sep. 27, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 9:36 PM on Sep. 27, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on Sep. 27, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Sep. 27, 2013
Anon, every child responds differently to each medicine. For my son, Concerta has been a blessing.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:45 PM on Sep. 27, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 9:51 PM on Sep. 27, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 AM on Sep. 28, 2013