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Devon Frye

This reply was originally posted by user geeg76 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Thank you for your telling me about your experience.

We did decide to try medication this weekend, he is on 5mg of generic Ritalin. It’s only supposed to last 4-5 hours. The first day he did seem calmer, but didn’t last very long. Today is the 3rd day and he seems out of sorts, still very hyper and overly emotional.

I am going to see his pediatrician tomorrow and talk to her about the non-stimulants, that might be better for him.

I just don’t understand what made him regress in mid-October, even the teachers keep saying that this is not like him. He was much more manageable before.

Something’s got to give. I’m just at a loss for words 🙁