adhd and the meds

Miranda - posted on 10/09/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




my son is eight years old and is on concerta and has been for over a year i fear because he is very emotional and worries all the time. i was wondering if there is any advice for me. He has also developed some obsession to electronics and wants to play them constanly he use to love building with lego and kenex now its mind craft and roadblox i feel like a bad mother and want to help mt lil boy


Michelle - posted on 10/09/2012




First of all the switch from Lego to minecraft and roadblox is not from the meds it is a normal progression that kids of that age are making now adays. If you truly look at the games it is a virtual version of lego if you have an issue with him being constantly on the computer than limit the number of hours he can do it and he will slowly get back into his lego. Perhaps all he needs to re capture his interest is a new and challenging set. My son is now 11 and went through the minecraft, roadblox phase he is now obsessed with eden another form of building game for the ipod. However it doesn't take much to get him interested in his lego again. He watches a utube video on how to build something thinks it looks cool so he tries it. As for being emotional and worrying all the time that was my son until we changed his meds he was on adderall xr and is now on Vyvanse. His personality changed overnight things that used to scare him don't anymore, he is more outgoing and happy.

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