Alison - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi, my son was diagnosed with severe adhd/autistic traits when he was just 6. I found it very hard to deal with, felt like my world had been torn apart. Didnt want him on medication but was told it was only way to calm things down. Been on melphynidate (which was sprinkled onto food) - hated this as he wasnt with us at all - a complete zombie. I wanted my son back. He is now on concerta XL 25mg a day (8 hr lasting). He seems more like my son only he doesnt eat much, only gets hungry late at night, still has angry outbursts, especially towards his sister (can be quite violent) and cannot get him to bed at night. Not sure what to do next. Any advice appreciated. I feel so alone at times.