We Started The Concerta For Dylan

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Janna, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Janna

    Janna New Member

    Ok, so it's only day 3, but so far so good :bravo:

    Interesting, I give him the 18 mg tab in the A.M. with his Synthroid and Lithium. He's only been eating about 1/2 his 1 cup of cereal and saying he's full. Small lunch at school. Then he takes that Abilify at night with supper.

    And it starts. "Can I have a snack?". "I'm still hungry". Although I say no, or give him another option (8 calorie jello, fat free yogurt, whatever), that seems to be the culprit.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrr :grrr:

    The Concerta - working just fine :surprise: Yep, I'm shocked, but it's good.

    Thanks for all your positive thoughts and advice.

  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Well, that's good news! I'd rather put up with-snack attacks than all the other stuff, but I know how it can interfere when you're on a schedule. Day 3 and results already... maybe this is the ticket. I've got my fingers crossed.
  3. pepperidge

    pepperidge New Member

    good news! I would imagine that things are likely to continue with what you are now seeing. At least that has been my experience.

    I have a son on Adderall. It starts to wear off around dinnertime, then the hunger sets in...so his wanting to eat is probably more due to the rebound effect than to the Abilify. Hope it helps overall in the appetite department.
  4. jannie

    jannie trying to survive....

    So glad to hear about 3 positive days with the concerta. Fingers crossed as well.

    by the way-I stopped giving difficult child his abilify at dinner time and moved it to about 7:00-7:30 and it did help some with the evening snacking and it did not interfere with the sleep thing. He is still ready for sleep by 8:00.

    I hope you have a great weekend.
  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    That's great! Lucas can't take stims. I wish he could. He's still always hungry.
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yes, it could be rebound or the abilify. Hopefuly, it will be a balanced day with eating less in the beginning of the day and more at night.
  7. Alisonlg

    Alisonlg New Member

    Sounds VERY hopeful! Wonderful news!!
  8. oceans

    oceans New Member

    Janna- I am glad to hear that it is working. My nephew can take stimulants when he is stable on Tegretol. Good news.
  9. Ally

    Ally New Member

    Glad to hear the Concerta is working. When my difficult child was on it she would hardly eat during the day and then want to snack constantly at night.
  10. Bugsy

    Bugsy New Member

    When my son started abilify and got up to 7.5mg and more he started eating like I have never seen before. Actually until the point of vomit. Then we reduced it for a long while and worked on other medications and the doctor had said that studies show that by 36 weeks the eating side effect disappears. Well we just raised it due a set back and he is now taking 10 mg (5 am, 5 pm) and I have not seen the effect this time. I guess the Dr. was right, so perhaps in time the eating will subside.
  11. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member


    I'm glad you're having good luck with the Concerta!!! I'm hoping you continue to have good results... I've got my fingers crossed!!! WFEN
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I'm glad to hear things have started off well with the Concerta. I'm saying a prayer it continues. :angel:
  13. mattsmum

    mattsmum New Member

    Matthew is on Concerta and he doesn't eat much in the morning or at lunch either. At dinner time he eats A LOT! They told me to expect that.