Kristy - posted on 04/19/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hello my name is Kristy, I have a son that was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 3y/o. He is now 5. We have tried most of the stimulant drugs that are out there. The Adderall effected his appetite TOO much..had to force him to eat. So we changed to Ritalin but only after taking it a month he deleveoped a tic so we immediately took him off that. He is now taking Vyvanse 30mg, so far this seems to be doing ok. He has only been on the Vyvanse for about a month. With the Vyvanse I have noticed that he has had a couple of what I call 'melt downs'...when I ask him to do something he is so determined not to that he gets into a yelling fit, he just screams and thrashes around. So when talked to the dr about this he suggested that we put him on the Intuniv as well, he has only been taking the intuniv for 2 days, or rather guess should say nights since he takes the Intuniv at night & Vyvanse in the morning. I was wondering if anyone elses kids were on both and how they are working out? My husband thinks that this is just too much and that he doesn't need both. Any advice would help, I have been trying to explain to my husband why he needs both of these meds but I just can't seem to make him understand that both may be needed to help.