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  • in reply to: switching from Adderall to Concerta? Help!! #187577
    arse
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    Thank you very much, I really appreciate hearing of others experiences and advice. We also tried Strattera back when my son was 6 years old for a few months and it was awful. He was always nauseous and really sad, emotional etc.

    I will try Olly melatonin, I have some here for myself, is the one you use for kids? The one I have is for adults, but maybe giving him only 1 may help. We tried another kid brand in the past and didn’t notice it helped much, although that was a few years back.

    I was under the impression that taking breaks from stimulant was ok and my Ped never mentioned weaning him slowly back on. It makes sense though.

    I think we will try Concerta over the Christmas break from school. Hopefully it helps better than Adderall, if not, at least we tried and know.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by arse.
    in reply to: switching from Adderall to Concerta? Help!! #187501
    arse
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    Thank you very much for the advice! I really appreciate it. Your situation sounds similar.. we also do shakes (boost for kids, Carnation instant breakfast) and I am constantly giving my son “snacks” as he hardly eats so I just put it in front of him to pick at while he watches tv in the morning and after school. It really helps to keep him from getting “hangry”. I just can’t get anything into him at school as I’m not there, so that doesn’t help things. I really believe the medication not eating are what causes the grumpy moodiness as he seemed like a nice kid when he was taking a long break from meds.

    We try to stay away from colors and dyes but not always easy, especially at Halloween last week. I would love to try cutting back on gluten and sugar but it’s not easy when he is such a picky eater and not hungry I just try to get him to eat anything.

    I will def look into Vyvanse, thank you. I guess it’s all trial and error.

    Thanks again!

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