It was too good to last. In fact, over a week too long. The first three days were okay, but moving on up to 2 wks, boy, oh boy, what a cranky, mean boy! Luckily, we had an appointment with-the psychiatrist yesterday, and he listened to the symptoms and the explanations (the drugs stores ran out, difficult child is always mad at mom). He suggested that the reason difficult child is worse toward mom is because by the time he gets home from school, his concerta is wearing off. And dad is at work, so mom gets it. Oh! Yeah! So obvious now that I think about it. Of course, when difficult child gets home from school, he's tired and cranky from school, period, so mom gets it. Also, psychiatrist said that it may be better for difficult child to take a lower dose and then add a dose later in the day if he thinks he needs it. He suggested that when the chains run out of a medication, we can try smaller places. And he also said that Costco should be less expensive. I didn't even know that they had a pharmacy!