Every ADHD medication that difficult child 2 we have had to stop because of side effects. The latest one is Concerta. They all seem to last a few months or so and then he starts with side effects, He has been on Vyvanse (this one was the worst difficult child got really emotional on this one), Adderall (caused headaches), Ritalin (we both hated him on this medication, crashed after 4 hours every time) and now Concerta (no appetite, I think it may have something to do with his sleeping getting worse and I am noticing a link between the doctor increasing the dose and difficult child 2's emotional outbursts ) He is also taking Trazodone 75mg for sleep, once again this was just recently increased from 50mg to the 75mg. The Concerta was just raised to 54mgs from 36mg hum…. Now I am questioning a few things one is why did 2 of these medications make him overly emotional? The other thing is there more to this puzzle then just ADHD? There seems to be something missing? He has a lot of sensory issues as well as being over sensitive and very dramatic about things. Like last week difficult child 2 fell off of his skateboard and skinned his knee not bad, very little scrap but couldn't walk and had to use difficult child 1's crutches and this became a really big deal, he wanted to take them to school, wouldn't go back outside to play and insisted that he couldn't do anything. He even wanted a ice pack for his knee. difficult child 2 has been tested 3 times the first 3 years ago and they said that he had ADHD and a not otherwise specified learning disability. The next one was 18 months ago and they said ADHD, not otherwise specified Depression and didn't test for academics. This last one said ADHD & dyslexia then sent him to the Occupational Therapist (OT) for a report from them that one had a lot of information in it and that said he is struggling with visual motor tasks, lacked organization, had some directional confusion, below average fine motor skills, poor should stability, mild tactile issues (doesn't lie hair brushed or cut, doesn't like pants), difficulty with medication-high level novel motor challenges, has motor planning difficulties, struggles with knowing where his body is in space, difficulty processing auditory information and sensitivity to visual information and some tactile defensiveness (I don't know what this really means but have had the Occupational Therapist (OT) explain it to me) I am thinking that with all this information maybe there is something missing from the puzzle? So I am asking for opinions. Sorry it is so long and thanks in advance for your help.