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September 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm in reply to: Medications that can be given in 2 doses to help with afternoon struggles #99653
We have such a hard time with meds. My son has a very fast metabolism bc there is no medication that lasts longer than 5 hours. He gets 2 doses of Vyvanse. 50mg around 7 along with Clonadine to help with his Hyperactivity. He gets another 40mg around 1-1:30. Again, doesn’t last long bc homework around 4 is impossible.
I haven’t yet, but going to be looking into Widner University Neuropsychology Center for an assessment. Our therapist mentioned this as they will be able to more in depth testing on his ADHD, learning styles and so on. I would be interested in anyone’s else’s response though. But maybe look for something similar wherever you are.
My son takes Vyvanse extended release as well. He metabolizes everything so quickly. An extended release for him lasts maybe 3-4 hours. He now takes 50 mg in the morning and another dose about mid afternoon that is 40 mg. If we don’t get home right after school, we can kids homework goodbye.
Increasing doesn’t usually mean it will last longer, but everyone is different. One thing to be careful of, is when some people increase medication, instead of helping, it can actually do the opposite. He was taking a med, where after they increased to see if it would last longer, he became a bit violent bc the dose was too much. But again, the painful part of trying to get it right, so you can only try to see what happens and make another adjust if it doesn’t work.
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I know of 2: Watchminder and Revibe. I am sure there are more out there as well you can find. I haven’t tried either at this point. My son is not great at wearing items on his wrist.