User - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )
My daughter is 10, and at 8 was put on Concerta for ADHD. She developed severe motor ticks, so we tried Straterra (way too emotional on this), still with a slight tick, and then Vyavanse, which brought us back to uncontrollable motor and added vocal ticks. She has been off all meds since March, and today we went to a child psychiatrist. He has diagnosed ADHD, ODD and Tourettes and wants to put her on Intuniv. It is fairly new (October or September of 2009) and I was wondering if anyone has a child using this medication or knows about Intuniv for children. I was also a little freaked by the Tourettes until I read some posts here and other info. online. On Concerta, she was pulling all A's and her teacher actually called her reserved. Then, the ticks started. Now, we have a D average and socially, she has many problems. My husband and I just want her to be successful, socially and academically. If this new med can help, we would like to try, but we are very leery. Any input is greatly appreciated.