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Answer by hellokitty1978 at 1:07 AM on Jan. 20, 2011
No, its not good. My son was on Focalin for 3 days before I took him off because of the way it made him feel. We switched to a different medicine and it was great for about a year and then he started acting like a zombie, so we just recently changed to a different medicine. Who diagnosed him? If it was his regular pediatrician then I would suggest talking him to a doctor who specializes in ADD/ADHD or a behavioral specialist.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:22 AM on Jan. 20, 2011
Yes it is normal. Children who live with ADHD most likely also live with a comorbid disorder of depression and anxiety. Focalin is not a bad option. It is important to report the issues to your child's doctor and to request what can be done to elevate his mood. Sometimes, on a temporary basis, an anti-depressant is prescribed. Sometimes Focalin may not be the right one. For many kids they have to switch several times before they find the right one. As children grow and their body changes then the medication may need to change as well. Previous posters saying no medication is worth making your child sad - not necessarily true. It means that you talk to the doctor and decide as a parent with all the information what the best course of action is. Change? Keep and add an additional medication? Hang in there because you will find the right balance for your child.
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