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 school anymore. difficult child did state he did not want adderall. Knows kids who sell it, snort it and kids who end up in hospitals because of it. He is on the way down with Lamictal. In 8 days will be completely off. Three years of Lamictal. Dr. recommended Concerta. Talked to difficult child regarding this. difficult child wants it. I was going to think about it, but difficult child's cry out for help with school made me decide to give it a try. I talked to psychiatrist about the side effects. He has to see a cardiologist..Concerta says not to take if you have heart problems. psychiatrist didn't seem worried about that. difficult child has a lot of anxiety, psychiatrist didn't seem worried about that. I read that Concerta slows growth. He is already the smallest kid in class, does this affect height as well as weight? Will it prevent him from growing? psychiatrist suggested we try it on the weekend so we know how it affects him before we send him off to school with a new medication and not knowing how he will tolerate it. He is starting with 37mg's for one week, then two capsules the second week. Then a return visit to psychiatrist. Those who have kids taking Concerta..Does it cause their heart to race? Does it slow their growth? We still have a few days before we give it a try so I would really like input. What about when you don't take it. psychiatrist said you don't need to take it on days off from school, vacation or in the summer. Can you just quit as he says or does that cause problems? When I read about it then it scares me. I am looking for some personal experience. He has his head full of wires for the 48hr EEG right now, then the end of the month he sees the Cardiologist. It worries me to start this medication before the cardiologist. But difficult child really was begging to try it because he doesn't like the way he feels at school.