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Anyone know anything about Vyvanse?

This is a new medication that the doc prescribed to my son today. We r hoping that the side effects r diff than those of the Concerta and Medidate. Just wondering if anyone has thier child on this and what the diff is opposed to any other med they have taken

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determind

Asked by determind at 3:37 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Health

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  • Have you tried non-medication treatments?

    There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/adhd-education/. You may also want to explore how foods affect behavior, either from the Feingold Organization (www.feingold.org) or another source. We eat a "clean" diet; no processed foods, no chemical additives, no meat, very little dairy
    My daughter's attention issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a good brand, like Nordic Naturals; it takes about 8 weeks to become effective.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:43 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

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