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Old 10-27-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What med worked best for your child and how old was your child when you started the medication?
My daughter has adhd/inattentive type. She started on meds at 14 and takes Concerta. It lasts all day - she can focus in school as well as at home while doing homework. It does affect her sleep as well as her appetite.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Lafayette
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We found results with Addreral XR 10mg once a day. We tried Focalin without much success. I had heard to many stories about Ritalin and researched it myself that we didn't even try it. We held off for 4 months hoping we wouldn't need any meds but he does very well on it and is a much improved student. His appetite isn't the same and he doesn't sleep more than 8 hours at a time. He is 9 now and we started him on the meds when he was around 7. He is a little guy and hasn't gained much weight since starting meds. At his next med check if he hasn't gain any weight, the Dr. will probably take him off of it for a while. I do hope that meds will be a short term thing for him. We'll see! I hope you have success with whatever you decide!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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My daughter has adhd/inattentive type. She started on meds at 14 and takes Concerta. It lasts all day - she can focus in school as well as at home while doing homework. It does affect her sleep as well as her appetite.
How did it affect her sleep and appetite? Does she eat more? Sleep less?
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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How did it affect her sleep and appetite? Does she eat more? Sleep less?
Her pill starts wearing off in the evening (she notices less ability to focus around 9-10 PM) but apparently it's still in her system. She has difficulty falling aleep and staying asleep. It was worst the first week (she couldn't fall asleep until around 3 AM), but now she usually goes to bed (and hopes she can fall asleep) around midnight.

The pills made her appetite go completely downhill and she's lost weight (over 10 pounds).
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