We tried low dose Concerta and he got worse, then we went to the middle dose and it was like it was before he was medicated. Then we went to the highest dose, and it was like setting a bull loose in a china shop. So we decided to take him off the medication for the summer and work with dietary and other issues. He would do better I think if his bio mom would help with that. As is, he gets nothing with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving, and next to no caffeine except sparingly at home. But at mom's house, he gets a can of Mountain Dew with lunch and dinner, so those days he is especially rough. However, we were fortunate enough to have the teacher from last year carry on to the next grade and is his current teacher this year. We are conferencing now to see if it would be beneficial to try another med and we are leaning toward Vyvanase because I have heard great things about it.
at 4:12 PM on Sep. 22, 2009