Amber - posted on 11/10/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son is 8 yrs old and was diagnosed with ADHD in the 2nd grade (he's now in 3rd) can anyone else relate? He's taking Vyvanse and it works wonderfully when it comes to school, the issue is the "coming down". Every evening when it's wearing off, any little thing will make him mad, this medicine has made him super emotional to the point he will start throwing things when he gets mad. He never was this way prior. The doctor said if he is benefiting from the medication when it comes to school then the horrible mood in the evening is pretty much worth it. I DISAGREE. She even increased his dosage a notch. I have been researching it and I've found quite a few articles of some kids being put on mood stabilizers WITH the vyvanse in order to "cancel out" the "coming down" of vyvanse, so that's what I'm here to ask. Are there any of you who had this same problem. And added a mood stabilizer to your child's ADHD medication, if you have, what was the result?