Reply To: Switching to Adderall


I have a son on Adderall as well. He has been on it about a month now. I encourage you to give it time (at least 2-3 weeks) before making a decision about it. I have a couple of reasons for this. Number one: I thought my son was acting worse on the meds than without (or at least as challenging on a good day) when he first started the medication. Number two: Your son’s body/brain is very busy right now – adjusting to a change in medication (coming off of one and starting another), probably dealing with some hormonal changes/puberty, and there is the looming idea of school starting again. With all of this taken into consideration, I encourage you to give the Adderall some time to get in his system and do its work. It has done wonders for my son and I hope it can do the same for yours over time.