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Devon Frye

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

You should see results right away. However, they aren’t always positive right away. You’ll know if the dosage or medication needs to be changed in a week or two. Make sure the doctor is starting on the lowest dose, and then increasing only if needed.

My son has always had trouble falling asleep. He did eat a lot less and lose a few pounds the first year or two, but there are ways to address that. Now, at 14, he cannot stop eating. 😉

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