Jamie - posted on 11/30/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is diagnosed with ADHD. We have been on Concerta for about 2 years now. He is really struggling in school. Now he is in 3rd grade and he isnt making much progress. The doctor suggested the last few time we went that he be put on a higher dose. I finally decided to up his dose from 18mg to 36mg. His teachers say he is more focused and doing better. The probem is I have noticed that he is nervous about certain things. He has been asking and talking a lot about me dying. He asks when will I die and what will he do. He even said if I die then he wants to kill himself so that he can be with me in heaven. He has been very focused on death. He has asked me questions like this in the past but now he seems more consumed with these thoughts. Last night he couldnt even fall askeep because he was so consumed with fear of sleeping alone. Has anyone else seen this large increase in anxiety when your child is on Concerta??