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  1. Sheila

    ADHD and Learning Disability (LD) articles

    Click on http://www.additudemag.com/authorID/12.html to access: Larry Silver, M.D. Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor...
  2. V

    Concerta and Increased Aggression?

    My 6yo son just started on Concerta for ADHD a few days ago. He's been very aggressive the last couple days he has taken it. Has anyone ever experienced this?
  3. TiredSoul

    Concerta - now available in generic!

    YAY!! Got difficult child's refill today and was sooooo happy it was $10 and not $40! PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has launched an authorized generic version of Concerta®...
  4. K

    Concerta Side Effects

    My difficult child has been on Ritalin for a couple of months with fairly good results at school. Let's not talk about the rebound :frowny:. His Dr suggested that Concerta would be a good next step to cover the small bumps in the day he is experiencing. We gave him his first 27mg dose yesterday but it...
  5. F

    Daughter on concerta/not hungry/can't sleep/tired...tired??? Side effects?

    Do they get better? She has had two pills. She said she did get her work done at school, maybe a little better. However, she also has NO appetite, didn't sleep much, is tired tired. I wouldn't think Concerta would make one tired, but I know it is doing so. She is normally peppy (not hyperactive...
  6. F

    ADD/no co-morbids/I'm afraid, but she's starting Concerta and a school vent

    My daughter was tested on that computer test for ADD (she isn't hyperactive). She flunked it handily and told the doctor she couldn't concentrate. Just yesterday, she had her three year IEP and the teachers all grinned and told me and hub what a GREAT KID she is and how she has NO attentional...
  7. K

    Concerta questions..

    Ok. Went to psychiatrist today. He agreed to an evaluation. After reading the papers I brought in he talked about ADHD medication. Said it is something that is in your system only for the day. He said we could think about it. difficult child then said no. I want to try it. I don't want to feel this way at...
  8. Malika

    Musings about medication

    Well, it's funny how things change. This time two years ago, I was sceptical about J having ADHD, really didn't want to saddle him with a label and was quite firmly opposed to the idea of medicating children. Today I am absolutely sure J has ADHD, though he has a lot of potential and is good...
  9. M

    Hi...again

    Not sure if this is the correct place to post an introduction of sorts, or more like reintroduction as I posted here a few times last year, but stopped because I wasn't sure if I "ethical", for lack of a better term, in discussing my step-children, so if I'm out of line, please feel free to move...
  10. A

    My first post here...

    Please let me know if I need to add anything to my siggy (within reason, I'm a bit nervous about this being open to the public). I'm a homeschooling mom and you can see my kids status in my siggy. We got the diagnosis around October so we're still learning, trying to deal with all this. We knew...
  11. shellyd67

    Could use some advice

    difficult child has his quarterly medication check on Thursday (BiPolar (BP), height, weight, side effects, etc.) He has been taking Concerta for over a year now and just recently he has complained that his stomach is really bothering him "because of my medicine" Anyhow, we have tried Strattera and Intuniv. No luck...
  12. whatamess

    Changing medication dosage/weekend breaks

    Correct me if I'm wrong. I am under the impression that weekend/summer breaks from ritalin is not harmful. Also, ritilin is absorbed and processed in the body within hours, so it is not possible to bring it to a therapeutic level. Changes in dosing every few days will not have a harmful...
  13. Janna

    Okay, The Concerta Wasn't It - medication Trial #2

    I should have known, going through this twice now, the medication trial is going to be a huge PITA. But, silly, stupid me, I thought, just thought, MAYBE, just MAYBE, this kid will be different, and a small stimulant will take all the worries away. Hello? Who was I kidding? He's still ADHD...
  14. EmJay

    What's a Mom to Do

    Last November when my then 7 yo was originally diagnosis'd with ADHD I was also going to push to have him tested for Auditory Processing issues. The school acted as though they had no idea what I was talking about and literally left it in my hands to deal with. Since being on medications last November his...
  15. M

    cheap medications???

    Need some ladies.. difficult child is currently on vyvanse. Thanks to DHs insurance, it costs 160 bucks per month. We just can't afford it. BM refuses to help, despite their court order. Doctor is trying to get Adderral approved, but that's the same price. Pharmacist said we might want to give ritalin a...
  16. TerryJ2

    We found a new psychiatrist!

    I booked an appointment with-a local psychiatrist for difficult child, just to shake things up a bit and get a 2nd opinion. I'm sick of being on 2-mo waiting lists for 5 mo's and just booked with-someone in a practice where I had already met a cpl people. I can't tell if there's a mood disorder on top of the Asperger's...
  17. myeverything04

    Introduction and asking for general imput

    Hello Everyone, I posted a few days ago regarding who to turn too when I felt our pediatrician wasn't grasping the effects Adderall XR was having on my difficult child. It was suggested that I start a new thread and introduce myself and my difficult child a little better. I am looking for imput as to if other...
  18. L

    I'm new to this site

    Any suggestions on where to begin with this site to get information or how to make the best of this site to cope with raising a daughter with severe behavioral and emotional problems. Been diagnosed since age 5 or 6 with ADHD and ODD and its been a downward spiral every since trying to deal and...
  19. N

    Ok, I am getting conflicting answers

    Ok, difficult child's primary dr said that the Focalin or Adderall is probably not the cause of his bedwetting and accidents at school. I just got a message from his psychiatrist that said bedwetting and accidents can be a side effect of stimulants. I'm confused! :frowny: Although, he has been wetting the bed since...
  20. whatamess

    Ritalin and the perfect/horrible day(s)

    Ok guys, help me out here. difficult child started on 5mg/2x a day of ritalin almost two weeks ago, after a few days of no change the plan was to up it to 10mg/2x a day. On day 5 of the medications difficult child had a spectacular morning at school, refused afternoon medications and was aggressive and acting out. Tuesday took...
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