My son started his adderall today . It went realy well and i could see an immediate change. About an hour after he took his first dose, he started playing nice with his sister, didn't argue with me when i told him and answer he didn't like, didn't tell me to shut up all day :) , and was enjoyable to be around! About 5:30 was when you could tell the medicine was wearing off. That's when the tantrums started again and the whining, not listening, antagonizing his sister, etc. Tomorrow we start again and hope fully we have found the answer to his problems! I can't wait til he is able to get back to school!

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 12:24 AM sounds sad .. sorry for your situation.

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 9:28 AM i don't think of it as sad or a "situation" ... i think of it as a challenge of parenting skills :) i could have perfect kids, but where would be the fun in that? every day i build self control, patience , and strength of character. yes... there are the days i could just go gray all at once, but the good days are so good , they could bring you to tears! i think for a mom that works full time, has adhd, and 2 extrordinary kids with "special effects", i have managed far beyond what most parents would have already been medicated for! What doesn't kill you only makes to stronger! Both of my kids have extraordinarily high IQ's , so i know they will go far :)  My bosses son had the same issues as mine and now he owns his own company at 30 and makes over $250 an hour! ADHD can either be your blessing or your curse... it depends on how much your parents support and encourage you... I know from experience.

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 4:33 PM  i agree with you, i almost responded w/out reading your response.... life is full of challenges it's what we make of them that matters in the end... sounds to me like your son will do well on the medication, my son does the same thing, i can always tell when his are wearing off, the dr said we can give him a boost in the afternoon, i chose not to do so.... i try to have him see the difference in his re-actions to others actions.... this has worked well for us, to each his own.... i just don't want to lose my son by having him on meds every waking hour!!!! some need it, however it sounds like you deal well with the challenges, even the children w/out adhd have bad days and good days, Keep up the good work you sound like a great mom, take it one hour at a time.... some days we have bad days all day long but when that one "good hour" comes i really appreciate it!!!! i can tell you do too!!!!

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