Charlotte - posted on 02/20/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
I am new here as our 5 yr old daughter started on 2.5 mg of Focalin yesterday. She seemed very grumpy and emotional. She would either complain about everything from her lunch to the color of her t-shirt or she would quietly cry over something small that normally would not have upset her. I was hoping to do a puzzle, read or draw with her but she was so grouchy that we weren't able to do an activity where I could evaluate her ability to focus better. I realize that she has only been on it for one day- but is this normal? Should I give it a week or is this an indicator that Focalin is not the medication that will work best for her? Of course I cannot see the pediatrician as it is Friday. Any insights or advise is much appreciated.