Annette - posted on 08/31/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )
Any suggestions for ADHD Meds? My son is 9 yrs old and so far we have tried Vyvanse, Focalin XR, Concerta, and Intuniv. We stopped the Concerta 2 days ago b/c he has made a bald spot on the side of his head. Not sure if this is a nervous habit he has developed or if it's a side effect from the Concerta. Has anyone else experienced this with Concerta? So his doctor told us to stop the Concerta and continue the Intuniv. The Intuniv works for his hyperactivity but not the inattentiveness. I received an email from his teacher stating the past couple of days have been rough b/c he's not able to focus, not listening, distracting other students, etc, etc. We've been at this for over 2 yrs trying to figure out what medicine works best for him but still have not got it. The Concerta worked great but the bald spot on the side of his head was getting larger each day. What I remember from the Vyvanse is that it made him very angry and emotional...he would yell, argue, and cry at the drop of a hat and that's so not like him. He's a very sweet, caring, loving child and it's breaking my heart to not be able to figure this out b/c I feel like I'm failing as a parent b/c we can't seem to find the right medication for him. We have not tried Daytrana, Strattera, Aderall, or any others that might be out there.