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Spaceboy 99
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Congratulations!!!

Just responding quickly, got stuff I need to do, but that’s amazing, good for you and your daughter 🙂

If she’s on the 10mg pills 3 times a day, then the crashing will be because they’re instant release, not extended. When I switched from instant to extended, everything got a lot easier for me.

Next appointment, mention the crashing to her specialist, and maybe she can try 20mg extended, which would be similar to the effect of 3x5mg, but without the crashing.

Also keep an eye on her meds. As she gets older, the effects may lessen. This isn’t because of dependency, but rather because her endocrine system will develop as she gets older, and the way her body processes the chemicals will change. All this means is that she may need a higher dose. This isn’t dangerous.

Congratulations, and here’s to smooth(er) sailing going forward 🙂