Now some people are against giving an adhd child meds at all. Deal they say! I've heard it and I do deal everyday, but ether way I'm doing what I am to help her in school.
I tried a lot of meds when my dd was younger, I wasn't happy with any of the side effects they caused to such a small child, so I made the choose to take her off of them and as some will say deal with the way things are. We do have some behavior problems at home with her but we take care of it. Time outs, taking tv time as well as the phone now that shes getting older but now the school tells me that they are having a lot of academic problem. No focus,day dreams as well as moves around a lot. Her ped. recommended that I take her to a behavior counselor as well as let them put her back on meds. I agreed and yesterday the specialist I take her too put her on Strattera, which she has already been on before(had loss of appetite) but he wants to put her on them slowly starting 10mg for five day then 18mg until she reaches 60mg. Just wondering if anyone else has used it and good or bad effects it had. DD is 11.
Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:05 PM on Apr. 14, 2011
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Answer by lizziebreath at 1:10 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
My son is on Concerta and is doing great. I fought it for the first year. Last summer we put him on it. The only side effect is that he can't gain weight. He doesn't eat as much on it cause it suppresses his appetite.
Answer by sweetangie79 at 5:02 PM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by feralkitten at 5:03 PM on Apr. 14, 2011