Wendy - posted on 08/27/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi. I'm Wendy, mom to Nate who will be 15 next month and has been diagnosed with Tourettes since he was 8. I stumbled on this website looking for information and help as we transfer Nate from Tenex to Intuniv and I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences.
Branded, but not generic Tenex worked wonders. You would never know that Nate had Tourettes unless you knew him very very well. His tics were nearly unnoticeable. But we've been having trouble finding the branded original tenex, so his neurologist switched him to Intuniv, which is supposed to be a time release version of Tenex. He's been on it for 3 weeks and it's not working. His tics are going a mile a minute, new tics are showing up and he can't control them for more than 10 seconds.
He starts highschool for the first time with an entirely new set of kids in one week.
The doctor now has him on tenex in the morning and intuniv at night, planning to switch him over to all intuniv. I'm worried for him.
What a terrible time to be in full blown worse throughs of Tourettes symptoms that he's ever had.
The doctor keeps saying that the intuniv will "eventually" start to work. But I'm going out of my mind. If I can't stand to be near him while he's ticing like this how are the kids at his new school going to react? And I know that he feel miserable about it.
Did anyone else transfer from Tenex to Intuniv? Does it get better?