Hello all. You may remember my agonising over whether or not to try medications with J. Well, for reasons that I won't bore you with, I did decide to give it a trial. Started this Saturday as yesterday was a public holiday and he would have three days before school. So here is what happened: he seemed a bit calmer, a bit less hyperactive but concentration seemed about the same. His face erupted in red spots and he kept itching his face. He didn't want to eat much at all during the day. However, the worst was that at night he could not sleep and, after becoming SUPER agitated and impulsive, he on both nights went into violent rages (whereas he always, always goes to sleep happily and calmly at about 8pm). The one on Sunday night was really frightening. He started attacking me violently and his body and mouth kept jerking in uncontrollable movements. It was as if he was having a psychotic episode. I had determined to see out the month's trial because I know side effects can decrease or disappear after a few days but I just could not go on after this. It was awful. So I stopped yesterday and he went to bed as usual and slept soundly through the night. Interesting also that concentration seemed barely affected??