First time trying meds

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    meganerd
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    Hello. My son is 9. He has combined Type ADHD and anxiety. I have tried a multitude of natural things and therapy and now I am ready to try medication. I am unsure about extended release because I’ve heard it’s harder to get off of it take breaks from. I’m also concerned about a longer lasting med affecting appetite and sleep. What are your experiences?

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    ADHDmomma
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    This medication primer is a great place to separate fact form fiction when it comes to ADHD meds and learn what to expect. I personally have never heard that extended release medications are harder to take breaks from.

    A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

    Penny
    ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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