5 Year Old Son recently diagnosed ADHD has been on 10 MG of Adderall for almost 2 months HELP

Lisa - posted on 11/20/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi Moms!
My husband and I have been dealing with a lot from our 5 year old son! it has taken away attention from our 6 year old son but we are trying to balance the 2! in Sept. The doctor started him on adderall because we difficultly decided he needed it for school... he seemed to be doing really well and after 2 weeks increased it to 10 mg.. he was doing really good and he missed 1 pill and that seemed to have set him off. it has been a week since that happened and we have noticed he is not sleeping good at all, very irritable, mean, in public he's very quite, doesn't talk.. he is also licking his mouth/cheeks alot.. I thought it was dry mouth so I make him drink a lot.. he still does it, had to get cream... we are just noticing he is not the same happy go lucky little guy and it is so heartbreaking to watch... I know if we take him off his meds we will be back where we started in the summer and that was unbearable... Any suggestions on other medication besides adderall and Ritalin?

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