Lauren - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
My Daughter now 8 was diagnosed with ADHD in kindergarten. She barely passed 1st, 2nd was a struggle and now we are in 3rd. She has a great teacher who is really patient but Her pediatrician sent us to a specialist about 2 years ago. we have been on Adderall, Focalin, vyvance, Concerta, Intuniv.... Nothing seems to work we are on Focalin 15 mg xr but its not lasting past lunch. The Specialst called me the other day said were going back to Concerta the problem is My daughter cant swallow that pill and if she does she ends up with blisters and will not take it makes mornings a struggle. I got really upset with the Dr. bc they gave us 2 choices go to 2 pills aday on concerta 18 mg or even though they dont want to go up to 20 mg on the focalin but I have to make sure she eats every 2 hours and drinks bc she can dehydrate and be hospitalized. shes skinniny already she weighs 53lbs and is like 4 foot 3. They told me this was all they can do for me and we may need to set her up with a Psych??? shes not a bad child just really hyper and cant focus in school it effects her relationships, her grades. I feel like they are not trying to help and I have asked for adderall back b/c she did better but was moody and they wont it has the worst side effects. what should I do? why cant they make this med kid friendly?