vyvanse?? Would love to here from moms who have kids on this or have in the past.

John N Tara - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 82 moms have responded )

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My son was diagnosed with adhd/odd and also anxiety. He was on Adderall twice a day but he was having extreme melt downs ALOT! We switched to Vyvanse 20 mg once a day. He was struggleing still with not only melt downs but also a lot of anger, which he had before he stared meds. We have sinced increased his med. to 40 mg once a day and it seems to be working like a dream. We only have problems after it wears off in the evening, but he is starting to do awesome, even at school. I am just thinking this may be to go to be true.......I would love to here from other moms who have any experience with Vyvanse.

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Linda - posted on 08/05/2012

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Hello, my 8 year old daughter has been on Vyvance for about 6 months now and it seems to be working ok. She has a combination type of ADHD. When the meds wear off, she gets angry very easily and she also becomes hypersensitive.

My biggest heartbreak about her condition is her social life with other friends. She always complains about kids not liking her in school.

Alice - posted on 08/28/2013

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My son has been on vyvanse 20 mg since last year and it's been working well. I have done a lot of search for the wearing off part at the end of the day. I give my son milk to wear off the meds, it works fast an he can eat an go sleep with out a problem. ;)

Kaeti - posted on 03/20/2013

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My son also takes vyvanse 70 mg. he is on resperidone that he takes at night and it helps immensely. The resperidone helps there is no anger or acting out when vyvanse wears off and it helps him sleep too. He has been on both for years no side effects. He is 10 yrs old aspergers, high functioning autism, ADHD , oppositional disorder. All of them severe

Whitney - posted on 08/07/2012

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my son was put on vyvanse to see if it would be better for him and for 3 days it was then he became so emotional syaing things like he wished he would die! :( he was only 8 at the time then he would stay up for 24 hrs straight! his dr adjusted it but that didn't help us either so it did not work for my son but every child is different. we had high hopes too since it should last longer :(

Tara - posted on 09/22/2009

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Quoting Erin:

Hi, my 7 year old son resently was diagnosed with ADHD. First we started him on Adderall XR 20mg, loved the Adderall, but it didn't last long enough. He gets his medicine by 6am and it was wearing off by 4. This made homework time a chore! His doctor suggested Vyvanse. LOVED IT! It lasted longer, he was getting homework done, eatting normally again, going to bed a little easier. Unfortunately, my insurance doesn't cover this and I just couldn't afford $160 a month, even with a written request from the doctor, the insurance still denied authorization. Their reason was their are other meds with the same active ingredients. Whatever. So from there he was put on Straterra 40mg, which made my son a zombie, it made him sick to his stomache, and he slept far too much, like 13 hours, would have slept longer had I not gotten him up. So now he's on Adderall XR 10mg in the morning and Adderall 5mg after school, it seems to be working great, he's doing good at school, homework is getting done, a lot less outbursts, only downside, his eatting habits aren't good and getting him to bed isn't easy on some nights. If I were to pick the most effective medicine he's been on thus far, I would say Vyvanse, eventhough he was only on it for a month, it did work great for him!



 



We applied to a patient assistance program through the drug manufacturer Shire who makes Vyvanse and we were able to get help with paying for the med that way since our insurance doesn't cover it. Check with your doctor and see if you qualify. It is based on income level.





 

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Tami - posted on 06/21/2014

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I'm interested in how your son is doing on Vyvanse now, if he's still on it. My 8-year old is also having problems staying on task and was just diagnosed with ADD. We will be starting him on 10mg of Vyvanse next week.

Theresa - posted on 03/05/2014

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My grandson has been on 40 Mgs of vyvanse since august 2013 and it has been wonderful I give it to him at 6am while he is still asleep just go to room tell him open his mouth drop it in and give him a drink with juice box. He will sleep for at least 45 minutes then I know it's-working cause he starts waking up. When he gets up he is in a very good mood dresses himself
gets ready for school without cussing and fight us. My grandson is 8 and it has been a struggle finding the right meds but vyvanse is a life saver only thing it wears off early because he has a high metabolism so the doctor put him on 20 mg at 1 pm to get him through the rest of the day. He is not a zombie and he is my happy little boy again. No more fighting or cussing Before vyvanse he was on intuniv it was horrible. He hated his teacher and would call her the teacher from hell. Now his grades are very good before they where d and f So he loves his teacher don't hate her anymore

Myia - posted on 02/11/2014

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My 13 year grandson is on vyvance too. We went through a lot of medications and strengths to find something that works. If you know about when it will wear off give him a little black coffee or a caffinated drink of some sort and it will help until he goes to bed. We take our grandson off the medication in the summer. He is 5'2" but only weighs about 105. He gained about 10 lbs over the summer. Keep a food journal, sometimes some foods ADHD kids have problems with foods messing with them. Keep him busy so he is tired at bed time. We have a lot of issues with our grandson getting up and wanting food. The other issue we have is the medicine messes with this (thinking) and he lies. The doctors tell us that is common. Good luck!

Donna - posted on 01/25/2014

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my son is 12 and he is have trouble in school with not staying on task. The teachers believe that he has ADD so after going to the dr. we tried the patch Daytrana once a day. This was not working so we went back to the dr. and we are trying Vyvanse 20mg. My son is on his 2nd day with this. Hope no side effects and fingers crossed this will help him with school!

Talulalaney - posted on 11/01/2013

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Our daughter has add and we waited 2 yes to start a med...because it's scary. We r taking her off vyvance today! We couldn't figure out why she was having these crazy screaming episodes after the med wore off. The dr blamed hormones at 10 and we were like ok but when the dose increased it was clear it was a side effect. When the med wore off she would have a bi polar rage and u could look in her eyes and see intense anger and it took an hr to calm down. My daughter never did this before the med. she also started making comments about wishing she was dead....we were shocked. We went to pediatrician for this med, but I feel that was a mistake she never warned us of any of this and ignored our call saying no more. If u r considering these meds go to a pediatric psychiatrist because they r an expert in this field. I researched to find that it is the med causing it and I see that vyvance is time release adderall and some kids can't handle adderall...if they can't they won't handle vyvance either. But I must say some kids don't have these side effects and it works for them...but not us! The pediatrician just is like try this and try this....but they don't monitor them close enough and we got no warning of this and this isn't our kid no thanks. I'm gonna try the diet route now.

Jody - posted on 09/27/2013

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my son who is 7 yrs old is on 40mg vyvanse .. he takes the Vyvanse 2 hours before school starts so he is able to get ready for the day. the same here, after school would be the hardest, couldn't get him to sit down and do his homework or even sit at the table to eat. All I can say is that My son has been on every different medication there is except for resperdal (which is a very potent medication and refuse to even consider)the only one that he has had good results with is Vyvanse. Occasionally he would have a meltdown, so we decided to start him on Intuniv. worked great only problem was after about a year it started to wear off. We ended up about a month ago putting him on Clonidine instead of the intuniv. (fingers crossed) half a pill after school, half a pill before bed. I have seen a slight difference in his mood. somewhat calmer. and able to sleep throughout the night.
Does your son have night terrors??? is he sleeping restfully? if he is not , this could be partially why he is having meltdowns.

Kristen - posted on 09/25/2013

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I am hearing alot of mom's speak about "melt downs', "anger issues', etc. when the medicines were wearing off. Were your children having "melt downs and anger issues" before they started taking meds?????? My 9 yr old son has ADD (no hyperactivity or behavioral issues) and his teachers are telling me to look into Rx's. He has an extremely hard time focusing and paying attention and is doing terrible in school. He gets all D's & F's and says he is "stupid" and can't learn. I was considering the meds to help him focus and do better in school but i am afraid it will make him angry, depressed and have melt downs after reading these blogs......Any input would be greatly appreciated.......

Stephanie - posted on 09/23/2013

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My son is also taking 40 mg of vavyanse and is also doing very good it is the only meds that wotk on him! And when it wears off he to is hyper so they out him on 0.2mg of clonidine at night for bed and have no problems from hi

Susan - posted on 05/14/2013

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Can you please send me the url for the winning edge as there are so many and I am not sure which one is right. Thanks. Please send to jjjmaxboys@yahoo.com

Susan - posted on 05/14/2013

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My son is 12 and has been on vyvanse for about a year now at 40mg. I don't know if he is going through puberty but he doesn't care about anything. He is angry and nasty. I ask him a simple question and he jumps down my throat. He freaks out at times yelling, hysterically crying. He seems to be mad at himself because his grades are not good. He doesn't know how to express his emotions in a positive way. Any suggestions or is anyone experiencing the same anger issues?

Dawn - posted on 05/12/2013

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I have a 14 yr old daughter and 17 yr old son on Vyvanse both on 60mg started out low 30mg and increased to 60 both doing so much better in school. the 14 yr old went from c's and d's to straight A's recently she has been having dizzy spells and passed out today. she also has decreased appetite. both have been on the meds since August last yr. dizziness has been going on for about 4 weeks about 2 months after the increase to 60mg. Dr says its not the drug and sent a referal to a neurologist. He said she would have felt the side effects right away not two months later. most of what I have been reading indicate more severe side effects in the younger children most teenagers and adults tolerate it well and found it helpful. My son says it works great just lately he says it does not seem to last as long. He was getting 12 hrs now about 9-10 and it wears off.
I would appreciate anyones comments on delayed side effects. Im going to take my daughter back to the Dr. tommorow The passing out put up a red flag I want to make sure that it is not the medication and figure out why its happening. input greatly appreciated

Kyriake - posted on 03/15/2013

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My doctor put my son whose 8 on prozaic I'm waiting to see the results because He started beeing very aggressiveand deffiant on the vyvance alone. So we are uping his meds from 30 to 40 mlg. then giving him prozaic for anziety hope it works.

Karla - posted on 01/24/2013

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My son was put on it for ADHD by a nurse practitioner and the very 1st pill at 10mg spiraled him into seizure/convulsion like tics and spasms. I did not give him a second dose. But 4 days later, he was admitted to a week long visit to a behavioral unit because it attacked his central nervous system and became horribly aggressive. The outcome was that he can not have stimulants. Good luck ....

Tammu - posted on 01/24/2013

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My son also is adhd with behavior. My son is on Vyvanse 70 mg. It is very helpful. The only thing when he is on it he likes to rearrange everything and is obbsessed with the silliest things. When it starts to wear off he gets violent and anger real bad. He takes aderal @3:00 to help him but to me it makes him worser. I don't know what to do. He is in a self contained class he seems to be doing better in the class now grades are commin up. He just has problems qith anger and a lot of anxiety. What else should I do. We do therapy.

Breanne - posted on 08/29/2012

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Hard to know when Vyvance wears off, approx. 10 hours, or in the AM before taking the doseage - if the disrespect and anger are a result of no meds. ye or coming off of the doseage or teenager. any similar experiences?

Amanda - posted on 08/28/2012

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Our 6 year old just got switched from focalin xr(that was horrible for him) to vyvanse 30mg a day. Hes 6 years old and weights 45lbs. Hes a bit on the small side but thats genetics for him. Hes mentally delayed and was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. This med seem to work good for both ADHD and ODD. His wears off around 6pm but we dont mind. His bedtime is 730. He doesnt like to eat lunch to much on this med but he loves chocolate milk or any kind of milk. So his doctor recommended pediasure shakes. We put those in his lunch everyday and he drinks those all up. That keeps his calories up and helps him keep nutrients from not eating at lunch. I would highly suggest making sure you keep some of those on hand. They come in strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. Sometimes we will use it for a dessert as well. Just dont give before a meal or your little one wont eat! Those shakes tend to fill them up! No matter what meds you might put him on there is always a concern for loss of appetite or weight loss. So always try alternatives to keep the lil ones nutrients up. But so far we really like how he acts, behaves(actually listens now), and he can focus to actually try and learn at school now. So far we like this one. Focalin was a dissaster med for us made him very aggressive and defiant which just made the ODD worse. We also tried dexmethylphenidate 5mg a day and that was okay but it wore off at noon and the school had a hard time with him. Thats when we switched to focalin(per doctor) and after severl attempts to tell the doctor that med was not working she insisted he was fine needless to say we found a NEW doctor and hes the one that diagnosed him with ADHD and ODD ontop of his delayment. So far now we are happy with vyvanse until further outcome. :) Goodluck and be strong for your little one.

Chalita - posted on 08/21/2012

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My son was on vyvanse and an anti-depressant medication. He was a zombie, never wanted to do anything but sit and stare. I had him taken off of it and he was put on Concerta 36 and that worked so much better. Even he said that he felt better taking the Concerta than the vyvanse; he said he was able to function like a human being. He is doing very well on the Concerta and it was increased to 54mg and he is doing very well on it. He is as normal as any other child. Each child is different and medication works differently on each child. The only problem we have once the medication wears off is he is very talkative and I just let him go for it because I know he will be going to bed shortly but then once he goes to bed it takes a while for him to go to sleep. But he isn't up and down all night. His doctor recommended a sleep aid that is all natural to try and I am going to try that to see if he can get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. He doesn't seem tired when he gets up in the morning but I know he can't survive on 4 hours of sleep a night.

Breanne - posted on 07/29/2012

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Yes after Vyvanse wears off our son is disrespectful and angry. If anyone has this experience, what is a solution?

Maurita - posted on 05/22/2012

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Vyvanse for us was a nightmare-- trying different doses to find that "sweet spot". In the end my son who is 8, his life turned into darkness, moody, depressed, suicidal, never hungry and never sleeping-- just the combination of the no food and no sleeping was so difficult .... I am glad it is working for you. Everyone is different and it is such a journey to find what works for each child

Jennifer - posted on 05/15/2012

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Vyvanse was horrible for my 10yr old son when i gave it to him, he had issues with night terrors and the vyvanse made them 100 times worse he would wake up screaming bloody murder and just totally freaking out it wasnt until after we took him off of it that the night terrors started to calm down again

Cyndi - posted on 05/10/2012

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My son has been aggressive and out of control for years, I have been to many doctors about him, two of four decided it was a boys will be boys kinda thing, i presisted, i knew that there was something wrong. Finally last year (grade 1) i found a doctor that would listen to me. She came to the conclusion that he was ADHD and ODD and possiable bi-polar... She started him on Adderall, WORST DRUG OF MY LIFE! he was a clepto, outbursts where 1000% worse and so much more intence and they would go on for hours... CRAZY! i took him off of that with in two weeks. She had also prescribed 0.5ml of risperidol, to help him sleep at night, because even without any medications he wasnt sleeping, he only needed approx 5 hours of sleep a night, it was hard on all parties. This medication actually worked well for him, once in the morning, once in the evening, for the last year thats what we had done, it seemed to do the trick... within the last 2 months, that is now a distant memory... he has been suspended twice now, out bursts are ridulious, and anger i have never seen before. Anyways went back to the PED and she said we should try this, and upped the risperidol, this is day 2 and things seem to have calmed down, but its hard to say for how long just yet. Fingers crossed that this works for us.

Kathy - posted on 01/05/2011

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we tried Vyvance for my son after having bad side effects with focalin. It did nothing for him but make him lose alot of weight, not sleep, and short tempered.

Candi - posted on 01/01/2011

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JUST STARTED 30 MG LAST WEEK-HE WOULD JUST SIT WITH A BLANK STARE/NO EMOTION AT ALL DECREASE TO 20 MG NOT SURE IF STRONG ENOUGH WILL GIVE A LITTLE LONGER! takes time to build up and level out i guess

Rhonda - posted on 11/07/2009

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my daughter takes Concerta and has for two years. We are going to the Dr. in a few weeks.

Leslie - posted on 11/07/2009

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I have been tearing my hair out for years, my son is 12 and has ADHD, we have tried everything "right eating" "Hypnosis" therapy medication, you name it we have done it. Two things have now started to work and it is worth a try. Ist very strict guidlines give them a time limit to do the things they need to do and stick with it no matter What. give them rewards for sticking to the guidlines and take away all privileges if they dont - Set up a chart of everything that they need to do during the day and go through it with them everyday. do not expect them to do it on their own as this will only only start happening when they get older if you do it with them for a very long time. I have also registered my son with a company called Winning Edge, I think that it is an international company - this has been my saving grace. They teach these children to have self respect, goals, acountability, responsibility, mind mapping and how to deal with conflict
It is a fun programe for the children and for the first time EVER my son is doing his homework, school work, and has even started making friends. - Hope this helps.

Joni - posted on 11/07/2009

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My son is 8 yrs old and has been on meds since he was three. Vyvanse is working very well for him. He still has some anger issues and melt downs but I am wondering if that is just a third grader thing. He has been talking back a lot. Good Luck.

Becca - posted on 11/05/2009

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My son John (9yrs) is currently on vyvanse 50mg once a day it has worked wonders for him. before this he was on focalin xr for the past 5.5yrs which seemed to work but his system became too used to the medication. But since we've switched and had him on the vyvanse now for almost a year it has helped very much, granted he doesn't have the melt downs just gets very wound up once the meds wear off :) but as for the evening he is also on meds for sleep clonodine but only .1mg a day just about an hour before bed time to help him get to sleep and it works very well. he just gets a little argumentative in the am before he gets the vyvanse.

I hope this helps you out and best of luck to you

Priscilla - posted on 11/03/2009

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All meds are different for each child. My son started out on Concerta, but there was a crash in the evenings. His Dr. put him on the lowest dose of Vyvance. Wow! Three days later he told me he was hearing voices, he was accusing his dad and I of not loving him. He was suspicious of everything. His Dr. was on vacation and the on call would not touch him due to the fact it's a controlled substance. I took him off myself. I researched the meds online and found that these were possible side effects. I hate that he went through all that for 3 days alone, without telling me. He is now back on Concerta. We handle the mild crash in the evenings ourselves rather than him being a zombie that refuses to eat. He is doing at least 75% better in school also on the Concerta. A's & B's instead of d's and f's. I hope you find the right meds.

Jana - posted on 10/30/2009

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Do you have a child with ADHD?We are helping our kids.I know it has side affect BUT it helps them focus in school and it helps them make friends.So don't judge us just think of your self WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR CHILD HAD ADHD????????????? My daughter is 9 and shes been on medicine since she was 5 years old.And you know what EVERY TIME i pick up the medicine to give to her I TRULY WISH I WOULDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT .But the question is HOW ELSE CAN I HELP HER??????? TELL ME AND PLEASE DON'T JUDGE US!!!!!!

Jana - posted on 10/30/2009

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Hello my daughter Nicol is 9 years old and she was just taking vyvanse for about a year ....yes it was working really well but her doctor switch her to stratera since she couldn't sleep at night.Now shes on stratera 25mg at night and i think vyvanse was much better for focusing .The only think i didn't like with vyvanse was it was making Nicol depressed .So just watch your son if he is sad or very quiet make sure you take him to the doctor and tell him that.Im very glad i found this Circle of moms i love it. fell free to write me back.JANA

Brandi - posted on 10/28/2009

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my daughter has adhd and she is 8. shes was on adderal and it made her lose wieght. i like vyvanse it has help her alot but she has melts downs to and then gets mad easily. but i think that part of being adhd.

Christina - posted on 10/27/2009

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My son who is 9 has been on Vvyanse for about a year. He has don great on it. We have tried Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderal and had alot of side effects from all three. He still has some meltdowns as he is coming off his meds in the evening. However, at school he is doing great. He is repeating second grade this year because he has ADHD,Sensory intergrated dysfuntion, and Dyslexia. His behavior at school is much better this year. They only side effect that we really think is a big deal is his lack of appetite during the day,especially at lunch. He has not gained much weight in the last year and the pedi has been watching him every 3 months for weight check because he is so small. We did a couple of things to help with this. One everyday he gets a protein shake in the evening to help pack in more calories. Second he takes 50mg of Vyvanse on school days and 20mg of vyvanse on non-school days. That helps him eat better on the weekends and non-school days to make up for the days his appetite is not good. Overall, we have been very pleased with the med. It has worked the best out of all the ones that we have tried.

Good Luck!

Marcella (marcy) - posted on 10/24/2009

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Ask your psychiatrist to examine your child for Aspberger's syndrome. I took my son to the Geneva Center in Toronto and they realized that my son had mistakenly been diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety disorder ... These are actually symptoms of Aspberger's. Kids with Aspberger's are very bright and have difficulty concentrating because of boredom of all things. It isn't quite this simple but it's worth looking into.

Marcella (marcy) - posted on 10/24/2009

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My son was diagnosed early with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and chronic anxiety disorder. We had him on ritalin but it was wearing off fast. We tried slow release but he was a zombie with no appetite and he wasn't sleeping. The doctor put him on clonidine to try and help him sleep. The children's aid society took him from me for a year and a half blaming me for his difficulties and really screwed things up. He began pulling his hair out, one at a time. When he was returned to me I took him to a psychiatrist who put him on celexa and then prozac. He went into a treatment program at a psych hospital for children and they put him on concerta and risperdal. These two drugs work amazing together. The only problem is that risperdal causes fats to increase in the body so children need to be monitored while on this dryg. He started doing well in school and began making friends. Unfortuneatly another nasty side effect can and did cause muscle spasms in his throat. we are back to square one with him.

My point is, he was misdiagnosed all this time. He is 16 now and he was diagnosed last year with Aspberger's wich is a form of autism. ADHD, chronic anxiety disorder are symptoms of Aspberger's.



For those of you being lectured about not medicTING YOUR KIDS, TELL THOSE BUSYBODIES TO DO SOME RESEARCH. I am a health care worker and can explain this in layman's terms. Diabetics require insulin for the body to process sugar. A healthy person will be in trouble medically speaking if they take insulin when they don't need it. The brain requires dopamine, chemical it uses to help with concentration and other functions, Kids with ADHD don't produce enough dopamine and the drugs help them to absorb the dopamine the brain requres to concentrate. Kids who don't need meds will not do well if given the drugs but kids who do hAVE THESE CONDITIONS WILL.It's not a question of whether to medicate or not its a question of whether the child truly does have a medical condition. Some doctors diagnose incorrectly. Personal choice should only be made by the people who know what they are talking about, in my opinion.

LuAnn - posted on 10/24/2009

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It is Melatonin and it works well for sleep, It is just getting him to wind down first. I give my son 1 1/2 mg the Dr. says it does not work any better on a higher dose. You can buy it over otc.

LuAnn - posted on 10/24/2009

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My 11 year old take the sme thing, 60mg. seems to work good other than wearing off before homework time. I may ask the Dr. about a short acting med for in the afternoon so that it lasts longer. He does well in school, but can not tolerate a lot of noise. Noise makes him have a major melt down.

Samantha - posted on 10/23/2009

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I bhave a 10 year old that has ADHD. she is on VYvanse 40mg. She has been on this dose for about 2 years and was on 30 mg for the year before.It wooks great at school. It dose were off about 4pm. The one thing that i don't like about it is that she don't eat. our doctor has put her on a medicine to help with the eating, she is only 58lbs.

Tina - posted on 10/23/2009

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My 12 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD three years ago, we tried several different meds. including Focalin. But he has been on Vyvanse for two years and the Doctor has increased it slowly, right now he is on 50mg a day. And he is doing great! It is suppose to last 8 t0 12 hours, we haven't reached that goal yet it seems to last about 7hrs. I use to get phone calls on a daily basis from the teachers and principle, Thanks to 1 great teacher she worked with the doctor and myself to get him diagnosed and treated, we worked closely and he is in all honor classes now, he still has his tics but they are not disturbing others in class. But when the meds wear off (by the time he comes home from school) He is quite a handful. But I still think we made the right decision about medicating him, it is so benefical to him to be able to concentrate in school and he feels so much better about himself!

Christy - posted on 10/21/2009

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My 11 yr old has been on Vyvanse for about 6 months. He does well on it. He has anger issues too and also takes Lamictal (100 mg). This helps a lot. Without it he is uncontrollable and acts horrible!

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our son was on all the adhd meds. my husband heard an interview that rush limbaugh did; He has adult adhd and had stated this was the first medicine that he felt normal on. it meant a lot to us to hear an adult say it since kids can't always tell us. we did know that on all the other adhd meds, our son now and foster son previous to him were on they made them meaner and more irritable. We have seen no side effects with the vyvanse.

Deborah - posted on 10/11/2009

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My son started out on Vyvanse (diagnosed at 4). It was keeping him up at night. He would get up in the middle of the night and would play for an hour or two. He would be wide awake when we went into his room. He was extremely moody and didn't eat a whole lot either. We then switched to Focalin and it worked better. For a while he didn't have much of an appetite but we got his weight up again and he was fine. We were giving him 10 mg for the first part of the day then a 5 mg in the late afternoon. About the time school rolled around this fall, I was no longer able to get the Focalin in the 5 mg pill and so we switched medications again. He takes Concerta for the first part of the day and then a 5 mg Ritilin pill after he gets home from school. It has worked pretty well so far.

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My 8 year old daughter is on it and it helps but not as much as I had hoped, especially in the PM. But if it's working for your son, terrific!

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My son was on Ritalin 3 times a day along with Abilify Zoloft and Klonapin. The Ritalin was not working super well but since he is tube fed it was the only thing we could give him. We switched him to Vyvance about a year ago and he has done awesome on it. He is still on the other three and he takes Trazadone for sleep but he has other disabilities as well as ADHD. Good luck with your search.

Monica - posted on 10/10/2009

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Please let your daughter be a drug free child. It is nature's way. The only way. She needs to sleep and eat normally. That will not happen on medicine. I hope you stay strong for your daughter and resist all of the BS that the doctors or counselors push on your family. Stay positive. Everything will work out for the best. Good luck.

Jenifer - posted on 10/10/2009

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my 5 yr old was on it we had to take her off because she would not eat,melt down,anger issues and she was getting real aggressive with every body.....when it wore off at night she would eat but she ate too much that it got her sick sometimes.....we have her on night meds that calm her down at night and helps her sleep....at this moment we do not have on day time meds because she won't eat with any meds we give her.

Monica - posted on 10/08/2009

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Have you done the research on the side effects? A lot of these can be bad. My son is 13 and has been diagnosed ADHD since he was 4. I never had any luck with medicine or the side effects. Good luck to you and your son.

Carisa - posted on 10/08/2009

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Quoting Traci:

When my son was on it @ age 9 he was constantly clearing his throat like every 2 minutes. The ped. took him off it. But it worked well, other than that.



Is your son on something else now?  My son has developed a stutter that we are trying to stop.  We have tried different ADHD meds and have tried adding other meds to help.

Traci - posted on 10/08/2009

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When my son was on it @ age 9 he was constantly clearing his throat like every 2 minutes. The ped. took him off it. But it worked well, other than that.

Jill - posted on 10/08/2009

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It's working great for my daughter who's 14yrs.old. She was having the same issues in the evenings when the medicine wore off, so the doctor now has her on 40mg in the morning and 20mg at lunchtime which she takes at school. It has made such a difference in the evenings with her homework and her overall frustration. Hope this helps....

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