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Heather - posted on 01/09/2010 ( 81 moms have responded )

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Hi my 4 year old, almost 5, was just diagnosed with ADHD and they started her on Adderall XR 5mg. They said to give it two to three weeks to see a difference and I am trying but it seems to be making things a lot worse. She is much more agitated and mean. Hitting and fighting more. She has only been on it for 3 days but I just dont know if I can take 3 weeks of her like this. She is driving me crazy!!!!

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Michelle - posted on 01/23/2014

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my son just started it a week ago and I cant even stomache the thought of him taking it,, im scared out of my mind, I dnt know whether to keep giving it to him or take him off, people say once you try and tale a child off of it they go nuts. im just torn and don't know what to do,im lost

Angelica - posted on 08/17/2013

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My 8 year old starting taking Adderral at age 7. Teachers noticed a difference right away. His grades improved and he was able to focus, finally. Now that he's 8 he has had t o have an increase. I don't see the difference due to the fact that I only give it to him for school and by the time he gets home it has worn off. I can handle his "all over the place" way at home just fine with constant direction. His father and I decided to give it to him, although very hesitant, for school only because he was in danger of failing when we knew how bright he really is and have always noticed how difficult it was for him to focus.

User - posted on 02/28/2014

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If you are not the parent of a child with ADHD then you have no idea how hard it is and the people that say you shouldn't medicate your child with these amphetamines makes me very mad! These kids are bouncing off the walls, constantly in trouble at home and school! I did not "want" to put my almost 5 year old daughter on it either but we see no other alternative..

Hanadi - posted on 07/05/2013

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my 7 years old started it today, I haven't seen much difference but he is more talkative and much more restless than before, I hope to see results soon.

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Selenaygarcia - posted on 09/20/2018

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Aww I hope it works for you ! I can understand exactly where you are coming from especially since I’m a single mother to a soon to be 5 year old with SEVERE ADHD and ODD ! Not a great mix when their active together. He has an appointment tomorrow for medicine for Adderall and I’m praying it helps him and doesn’t make him down or depressed . I have always been against medicine until I noticed how much my sons ADHD was not only affecting me but him as well . He’s still drained from the episodes he’s been throwing . The bouncing off the walls and then becomes very aggressive when the ODD kicks in he struggles making friends and he’s a great child he just needs a very low dosage of medicine to help him control himself .

Bobbi - posted on 11/08/2017

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My children are the same way. my son had issues in 2nd grade but we never medicated him. mostly because he was able to complete his work. he is in 7th grade and taking his SAT for duke tip next month. he still has issues with turning his work in even though it is completed and and A+ work. My Daughter however the sweetest little girl ever not hyperactive but cant stay focused for a whole assignment. she knows the work but is very easily distracted and skips steps. i have known she needed to be evaluated for over a year but put it off in hopes she would get back on track but she didn't. the doctor prescribed her Adderal and it wasn't as easy as everyone is making it seem. she saw her doctor, and Therapist then a Psychologist we had to have 3 teachers fill out forms and they all pretty much said the same thing. tomorrow will be her first dose and i am very nervous because i dont want to give my kid a stimulant but i need to do what is right for her.

Bobbi - posted on 11/08/2017

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My children are the same way. my son had issues in 2nd grade but we never medicated him. mostly because he was able to complete his work. he is in 7th grade and taking his SAT for duke tip next month. he still has issues with turning his work in even though it is completed and and A+ work. My Daughter however the sweetest little girl ever not hyperactive but cant stay focused for a whole assignment. she knows the work but is very easily distracted and skips steps. i have known she needed to be evaluated for over a year but put it off in hopes she would get back on track but she didn't. the doctor prescribed her Adderal and it wasn't as easy as everyone is making it seem. she saw her doctor, and Therapist then a Psychologist we had to have 3 teachers fill out forms and they all pretty much said the same thing. tomorrow will be her first dose and i am very nervous because i dont want to give my kid a stimulant but i need to do what is right for her.

Ann - posted on 09/13/2016

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Ok - after my huge rant defending medicine for our struggling kiddos - I do have to say I couldn't even imagine putting my two children on it before they were in elementary school at minimum - I would question any Dr who's writing scripts for this med to 3, 4 & 5 year olds?!?
Those years were not easy AT ALL - for our two ADHD children or for my husband & I - but we had our routine, we dealt with it by keeping them busy, busy, busy! Again, an everyday routine is so important for these children. We were kicked out of preschools because of their behavior -'we couldn't get sitters - taking them to a movie or restaurant was a real event which always ended in much apologies! Point being - I've been in your shoes! Sincerely! But again, any Dr putting your child on such meds at preschool ages should be ashamed! All the post I've read with such young kiddos & them being "diagnosed w ADHD" - All pharmaceutical companies that make these meds advise ONLY SCHOOL age kids as most research says ADHD cannot even be diagnosed until kids are school age. I feel for you all as you deal w the struggles each day with your little ones, Im sincerely just astonished that any physician would even diagnose a little one w ADHD that early & suggest or advise any ADHD meds for them. I know we all listen to what the Dr tells us & we are all just trying to handle our situations the very best we can; Simply Shocked 3,4 & 5 yr olds would be put on these meds by their DR's.!!!
Prayers for you all & Especially your "extra spirited children. (that's what Granny used to say ours kids were as difficult preschoolers)

Ann - posted on 09/13/2016

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Donna Porter,
So thankful for your information. I had no clue whatsoever every child is different...SERIOUSLY!?! Open forum indeed which means I can tell "Mike" (the FATHER by the way- so clearly you pounced at me while having no clue what you were even talking about???) who called all Moms & Teachers IGNORANT to shut up when talking down to us MOMS who are on "circleofMOMS" website for information, support & encouragement!!!

But again, grateful for your insight & wisdom! Prayers & I hope your daughter is doing well, on or off, whatever med worked for her.

Amelia - posted on 09/12/2016

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My son is 4 and was also prescribed adderall today I'm not sure when to give it to him or if it will work she said that it should help him calm Down because he was recently kicked out of his pre-k(public school) for excessive hitting biting and general excessive violence he was then transferred to a special education school where they evaluated him as having social development delay and emotional delay as well as autism. But based on his IEP the Therapist as well as myself thinks he may also be ADHD as well idk how to feel about this medicine since this is my first born son(Currently pregnant) my main concern is doing what is best for him I hate to medicate him because when I kept telling his doctors I feel like he is delayed and is having problems paying attention and being seated they just said oh he is just a bby he will grow out of it but year after year it got worse until now they pretty much ignored my cries for help now it's like oh well let's medicate him lets do something to help but all before nothing like come on I'm freaking out cause what about my unborn child btw ADHD runs in my family with some of the boys as well my nephew is autistic and has adhd but was diagnosed early so they have found a lot of ways to help him too bad we live in two different states what upsets me is that I feel like my sons medical needs have been ignored I mean my son can talk but barely makes sense but again I was ignored just told he was a baby he will be ok ugh.

Donna - posted on 05/16/2016

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Ann W. I know 2 women who are called Mike, one is a nickname for Michelle, the other is just Mike. Also, more importantly, this is an open forum people will have a lot of varying experiences......they have the right to say what they feel without being told to " shut up". Congrats on your kids being so monumentally successful on Adderall, not all people, including myself, are as enamored with it. It's questionable whether my daughter will be staying on it or changing to a new medicinema. Every child is different.

Mommy9907 - posted on 04/20/2016

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My 4 1/2 year old was just diagnosed with add adhad and a mood disorder they put her on adderall and Abilify and I start her and a couple days and she takes clonidine and I'd help her sleep does anybody have any experience with their child being on Adderall and Abilify help I just want to know what do you think

Kim - posted on 04/17/2016

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Addral XR 30 mg has helped my college student unbelievably. 1.9 and now it's a 3.75, BUT he can't sleep and doesn't eat buy once a day. I think I'm
Going to get him with a nutritionist to figure out when and what to eat because it's suppresses their appetite big time. Frustrated.

Chris - posted on 03/07/2016

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Our son came to us at 15 months, and I promise you he could have been given a diagnoses at that young of an age. I do think often times the personality of the parent can play a role in this whole story. As some people have such a short fuse and tolerance. So we did not allow a doctor to diagnose our son until he was 4 years old. We were never comfortable with medicine and have tried diets, sleep specialists, doctors, parent child therapy, and non invasive brain therapy. None have even put a notch on the hyperactivity. Literally many days he is so wound up that even his tounge in his own mouth can't sit still!! He will be swishing it around at an insane pace as fast as possible outside of his mouth. It is quite normal for him to face plant out of every chair he sits down in to eat dinner. We are very involved parents. Not to mention super easy going at the same time. We have always encouraged our boys to be boys. Normal boy energy, is totally ok with us. But, I truly think that ADHD is such a real struggle with some. I'm positive our son has been struggling hard with this since he was a tiny baby. We finally gave in after he impulsively has ran into, tripped, and wrestled his baby brother too much. It's just so hard to communicate with him, dicapline, etc. we aren't passive about this stuff either, we are very in tune with him, and we don't let him get away with everything. So to those who think the parents on here with children who truly struggle in this area are just being insensitive and not allowing their kids to be kids.. They might need to spend a day or two in some of these parents shoes, you might change your mind. Wish I could say we tried meds and it worked like a charm. We've tried the non stimulant route hoping so badly that would work, but it just had him sleeping all the time. We are on to trying adderall, and I'm just as nervous as many other parents here. With prayer and lots of dicernment we are moving forward, in the hopes that our family finds what works best for us as a whole, and especially for our son.

Ann - posted on 02/04/2016

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Mike J. You are an idiot! My husbands a pharmacists - we have 2 kids that have had ADHD - both are literally geniuses who STAYED in trouble at school simply for not staying seated at their desk! The very first day my daughter started adderral in first grade - her teacher called me mid-day telling me how amazing the change was & when I picked my baby girl
Up that afternoon she got in the car elated & so excited to tell me "Mom!!!! I sat in my desk! I really did - I was able to stay at my desk like everyone else" - She was SO PROUD! I felt guilty I hadn't put her on it earlier - I'd sworn I'd never have my child "labeled" unless it affected her grades - however, the grades were never a problem - ADHD effected her (& my son) socially & they had zero self esteem - they were the kids constantly being fussed at by the teachers all day! My daughter is now 25 - still takes her adderall - she stayed in the gifted & talented program, Duke TIP, National Honors Society, Business Leaders of America - winning national titles annually, varsity cheerleader - during her Jr year of high school she was already in 3 college classes at the local college 3 hrs a day, accepted into the Oklahoma School of Science & Math, she also started a part time job that yr. so she's attending high school, OSSM, NSU Classes, cheering, traveling w business leaders of America, working part time & graduated High School 6 mos early! She's gained enough college credits & started college as a sophomore! She graduated college w a Major in Chemistry & a Minor in Mathematics - while she's still worked at that same job since 11th grade until she graduated college in 2013 - Before College Graduation she was already accepted into OSU to start working towards her Masters In Business - w/in 30 days of her graduating she had a job in medical sales, then a entire territory, then two territories traveling Ok & Ar - (let's not forget she's kicking ass at her new career while going to school at night to receive her MBA) Now w her MBA already, the Company has relocated her to Houston & she's making more than my husband who's been a pharmacist for 22 yrs (he's still paying his 30 yr student loans - she has NO STUDENT LOANS - because she excelled literally from the very day she started her med - she had 3 offers from SEC colleges for full scholarships) - So now she's in Houston, at 25, Married to her Prince Charming although she's the main bread maker, he's an office Manager w a National Car Rental Co, he makes good $ - but a small fraction compared to her, they've just bought a new home in Houston (her 2nd house purchase) & its just under a 7 figure home, it was priced over a mill - but my genius knows her business & got it for the exact price she went in wanting it for (she started the job making 78k a yr, company car & bonuses, now she's the boss & making over 450k a yr) - if it weren't for adderral changing her life, her self esteem, she would never be the social person she is now, have had all the great lifelong friends she's made & kept! My son is now 14 - He was a genius at 3 - they skipped him from pre-k & put him in kindergarten - w/in the first month he was then moved to 1st grade! (He was still testing on a 3rd grade level even in that 1st grade) but again, no friends, no bday parties, he was fussed at non stop to stay in his desk, quit tapping his pencil, quit banging his shoes on the florets etc. he sat alone at lunch as my daughter had at his same age - His self esteem was he basically hated himself - Socially? There wasn't any "social" - he was the outcast, he was having the EXACT PROBLEMS as my daughter had - Dr wanted to start him on Vyvance when he was diagnosed - the first day, it was AWFUL, he was gone, walked around like a zombie - light was gone from his eyes, I wanted my son back, Dr said wait a week, I waited 3 more days & took him in so his Dr could see the zombie this med was making my child & how the sparkle was gone from his eyes & demanded the Dr put him on adderral!!! I'd already had 10+ yrs experience w the medicine at the time via his big sister - the very first hr on adderall we knew it was perfection, OUR SON WAS BACK, sparkle in his eyes, quick whit, wonderful loving baby boy was back & he is now following in his sisters footsteps (except for cheerleading) - we held him back twice Once that pre-k year which they had put him in 1st & then held him back again in 3rd grade just because of the age difference w his classmates - he's currently taking 15mg in the morning & a half pill after school - I've never done the ER - because w them you can't adjust w just a half for example after school and then maybe a whole after school of he's got a sleepover and will be up late - he knows when he needs his med, he doesn't like himself off of it anymore than my daughter did because it allows them to FEEL NORMAL & IN CONTROL - they stay on the Superintendants Honor Roll, Gifted & TelentedProgram, Duke TIP, National Honors Society, Technology Club President and also NOT BE THE OUTCAST THAT DOESNT FIT IN BECAUSE THEY CANT SIT STILL & FIDGET CONSTANTLY!!! My daughter would never have been the social butterfly & overachiever she became (keeping her first job 6 yrs) & now the unbelievable success she is had I not allowed her to be "labeled" & be able "to just sit in her desk"
- that made me feel like the worst parent was such a simple thing being such a huge proud achievement for my baby girl - it wasn't until after that she started having friends - she didn't like herself, she got in trouble all day every day and for something we don't even realize is such a giant request for them - they're geniuses, surely they can sit in their seat! Never until medication - so shut the hell up w telling parents not to medicate their children - again, my husband is a pharmacist, he knows his $&-t & exactly how every med effects people differently! We personally now NEVER take any "new med" on the market! (Because of my Motherinlaw taking a "miracle" cholesterol med right when it came out & w/in a year it did irreversible damage to her liver) Since that, It's gotta be out at least 10 yrs before we'll consider it - although if I'd had that rule back when my 25 yr old started adderral - she wouldn't have had the perfect fit from the start because it was new! Parents know what is best for their kids & don't get on here telling people they shouldn't medicate their children - I hate to even imagine the insecure, unhappy, introvert kids I'd have now had I never done anything! It's not a matter of grades, it's not a matter of kids annoying their parents or teachers - it LITERALLY MENTALLY EFFECTS THEM! AT THE MOST CRUCIAL TIME OF GROWING UP & BECOMING CONFIDENT INDEPENDENT MOST IMPORTANT - HAPPY HAPPY SO HAPPY kids who were otherwise MISERABLE! So shut up!!!!! SERIOUSLY! You have no clue what you're talking about? And Mike is an odd name for a MOM?

Diana - posted on 01/19/2016

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My daughter give my grandson ice cream after 5;00 pm then he Won't sit still and it. Hard to get him to bed at night

Theword894 - posted on 01/19/2016

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Are you KIDDING me ??? That's a CHILD. wow. wow. Because they have more energy, and don't want to sit still because they are a normal CHILD..wow. My mom put me on the stuff when I was 12. Made me pick out all my eyebrows and eyelashes. And now I'm 20 and off it. Made me not ever feel the same. I think you're stupid. Just a plain old idiot. Have a nice day with your poor kid.

Liza - posted on 11/05/2015

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my son was just prescribed adarall half of a pill in the am and a pill and a half in the afternoon? he is more alert and is having trouble sleeping, is that too much for a 5 year old to take?

JENNIFER - posted on 10/06/2015

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My 17 year was diagnosed with Adhd around age 11 we tried Concerta but he didn't like they way it made he feel so he acted like he was taking it but really was hiding them. He's an athlete and his coach says he looses his agression when he's on the mess so I didn't give them to him hoping he could play football and still maintain his grades well he's now a senior and he's failing and has asked me for help he feels he needs it now he can't stay focused or finish his assignments skips class etc. Well tomorrow he starts Adderall 30 MG twice a day. Do any other Athletes take Adderall and how is it working

Jennifer - posted on 04/17/2015

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My son was diagnosed with ADHD and severe behavioral problems. He is 4 almost 5, and we have hime registered for kindergarten. We did the evaluation and the principal said he should be on meds or he wont be able to concentrate and will disruptive towards the other kids. His doctor did recomend adderall. But being so young, how is he gonna react to this. He is very hyper and non stop all day. He dosent stay still. Any advice or tips would be very helpful.

C - posted on 04/03/2015

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It changed my son's life.I waited until he was a junior in high school .We had to try several different medicines ,some made him depressed and the generic Adderall made him really moody coming off of it.We finally had the doctor say name brand only...it has changed his life.He doesn't take it on the weekends or on holidays.He takes Adderall xr 30mg. Before this he was developing severe anxiety.The doctor had him tested it was a 3 week testing period and then he re took the test using the medicine .He went from 92% ADHD to 17% ADHD .He has no anxiety or depression .He's actually doing incredible in school and can probably go anywhere he would like too.I also noticed since taking the medicine he has been staying home and wanting to go out as family more and a lot more healthy decisions.Just make sure the testing is intensive not just a 10 minute test.We went through weeks of testing.

C - posted on 04/03/2015

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make sure she wasn't given the generic.It makes a huge difference.You may have to change the medicine until you find the right one.We reid 3 or 4 until we figured out adder all worked best and he couldn't take the generic.
wE make sure he doesn't take it on the weekends and on holidays.

Kayla - posted on 02/11/2015

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My son is six his been on pms-Methylphenidate 10mgs He takes one at 8am one at noon and a half at three .I had him on it for three months I see no different in him.He was diagnosed with Adhd Add Bad aggression .So about six everyday I notice his coming off it he more mean hitting yelling breaking stuff.I tryed asking his doctor if there something else I can give him he said no cuz he under seven ..So I google the pills its a form of speed so basically im pumping speeding into cause when his on it his not hungry his eyes or really red and big when he comes down there normal ..Im reaching out for helping .

Heather - posted on 01/01/2015

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That was so helpful. My daughter is 8 and she sounds exactly like your son. Shes in second grade and is failing. We are going to start taking it tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Heather - posted on 01/01/2015

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How did this go? We are starting it tomorrow to see how she does before she goes back to school Monday. I'm so nervous!

Ashley - posted on 11/14/2014

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And my daughter was tested and diagnose at the age of 10. We tried diet modification extensive vitamins.. Nothing helped until we found our correct dose of adderol (it took 9 months).

Ashley - posted on 11/14/2014

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My daughter was having meltdowns around 2-4pm. The dr then Put her on a "booster" dose at 2pm. My daughter doesn't crash anymore or have huge huge meltdowns. She is on 10mg xR and 5 mg(2pm) IR. It works for her. :)

User - posted on 11/14/2014

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Add/adhd is a real medical problem. If you dont have it or have a child with the problem then you dont need to comment. People who say their child got diagnosed at 3 or 4 ... Wow thats young i would get a second oppinion...my son was diagnosed after a year of vanderbilts different teachers and now bad grades... Was also tested to see if he had a learning issue he got tested as high average. After going into second grade and failing evwrything his doc put him on adderal 5 mg did nothing now we got on 10 mg . Its a struggle for him more than anyone. It takes a real parent to go seek help! And im glad i did for him ... So for those who say its not a real issue well obviously you dont deal with it forst hand or dont want too.

Laquesha - posted on 10/11/2014

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I'm a 32 year old mother of 3. My son was diagnosed at 3. However I did not want to just give him medication early. After years without medication and strong discipline, sports, and activities he still could not catch the beat. Teachers calling everyday behavior problems at school not wanting to try with school work .. Putting in no effort what so ever and not to mention every school he attended has been private school. So I put him on adderal . Yes u are right you see results right away. My son is 12 and he explained how he felt his first day at school taking it. He said it drained his energy however when he went to gym he had all the energy in the world. But when he got to class all he could do is stay focus on what the teacher asked him to do. Unlike before he won't do nothing, won't pay attention , just walk around the class trying to get others attention for reasons he didn't know. I mean to each it's own, so far I like results he got from it. He is a changed boy. Now he acts like a teen and not a 2 year old.

Mia - posted on 09/17/2014

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My 10 year old son never really "bounced off the walls" if anything he's too reclusive...He doesn't come out his room or come off his tablet unless it's dinner time. BUT he was diagnosed with ADD 4 years ago and his godmother suggested that because of his behavoiral problems and learning disorder and his impulsive thinking, that I talk to his therapist. Today we finally did (after 4 years) he prescribed Adderall...5mg to be exact I'm going to give him his first dose tommorrow...SIGH

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That’s exactly what I am talking about I’m so glad you replied. Only the extreme cases as I was told by a doctor should any drug be given to a child. No drug should be given to any child because they don’t pay attention there restless or just can’t sit down. Don’t you find it carless to give them drugs that they give a child how stabs people.????????????????????????????

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That’s exactly what I am talking about I’m so glad you replied. Only the extreme cases as I was told by a doctor should any drug be given to a child. No drug should be given to any child because they don’t pay attention there restless or just can’t sit down. Don’t you find it carless to give them drugs that they give a child how stabs people.????????????????????????????

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However gives there child drugs to learn are ignorant. The schools and mom are ignorant they know nothing about drugs. I am a father fighting the school and mom of my child. I personally know of 5 kids that were put on these drugs and all have problems later in life. My boy is awesome the moms and school make the kids so they can’t learn. The teachers need to learn how to teach these kids. I have no problems with my son when he is with me I take him all over to play with all king of kids. He listens to me I take my time with him he is very smart and focused. When he gets around his mom and these teachers he has problems I think it’s because he is smarter than them and he is only 6.

Joel - posted on 07/02/2014

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@Katherine Are you an internet troll or are you simple minded enough to actually believe that? For our family, Adderall was the difference between my kid trying to stab another kid in the stomach with scissors at the age of 4 vs being a happy child with many friends. If this kid was yours, I assume you'ld just blame the other kid for sitting there to calmly. When we started our son on Adderall, it pretty much saved the family.

Bazemarie - posted on 06/12/2014

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My boyfriend has ADHD with theraphy and a good Dr.he was able to function thanks to the loving Support of catholic Charitys this people really care he left the loving help he was getting where going on 2 years on Aderral I can tell you its the worst pill do not take chances with your life the pill has cause him to spend money he doesnt have ,he is showing signs of dementia and the screaming at everything in public this man is going down hill fast ................Say No To Aderall.

Katelyn - posted on 06/02/2014

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OMGOODNESS!!! Please become as informed as you can about these drugs before you give them to your children.

I am a 30 year old mother of two with three wonderful step kids and I take adderall xr for my adhd. Any doctor that tells you that it may take 3 weeks to notice a difference should not be prescribing this medication because they are misinformed. It is a fast acting stimulant and you will notice a difference right away if your child is prescribed the correct dose. It may take some time to find that correct dose and since every child is different they usually start at 5mg and work up in increments of 5mg. A theraputic dose for most adults is 20mg.

IF YOUR CHILD DOES HAVE ADHD THEN THE CHANGE WILL BE NOTICEABLE AND PRETTY IMMEDIATE!!!

As my therapist explained to me, that one of the fastest ways of finding out whether or not adhd is the culprit or some other mental disorder is by taking this type of medication.

HE TOLD ME THAT YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE SUFFERING FROM SOMETHING LIKE BI-POLAR IF YOU SEE THE ADVERSE EFFECT. The patient will become more aggressive, not more calm, they will become more agitated, not focused. Please find your child another prescriber. PLEASE, I implore you to seek out a better mental health specialist to correctly diagnose your child. This is NOT normal or typical.

I really cant believe how many responses on here are of people trying to talk down, swear, and call people names. I personally would not chose to give a 4 year old this drug and I would wait until my child is old enough to make that decision on his/her own. BUT that is my opinion on how to raise my own children I don't think that degrading someone who is not as informed as you are is a way to help someone make good decisions. I'm sure that there are many things we all could do better as parents, for example, teaching our children how to not be judgemental towards others, or how bullying sounds.

Decimus - posted on 05/02/2014

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Katelyn Rutschman you drug your son with amphetamines and then when he's tweeking on them and paranoid and aggressive you make him sit in a chair as punishment? Wow thats quite sadistic.

Decimus - posted on 05/02/2014

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Krista Rhoades you can't get your 4 year old to behave so you're going to drug them with crystal meth? Nice. Maybe you should have thought about that before you decided to reproduce. You are going to bring someone into the world and because you are a failure and can't properly parent a 4 year old you are going to sedate her with neurotoxic psychoactive controlled substances that will permanently destroy her dopamine pathways? Great job dumb fuck.

Decimus - posted on 05/02/2014

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Oh she's driving you crazy? You poor thing. Nevermind the irreversible brain damage you're causing by giving her fucking amphetamines dip shit.

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All amphetamines work by destroying the dopamine transporter in the brain so that the synapse gets flooded with dopamine. Which fries the fucking synapse. Amphetamines will cause irreversible brain damage by permanently disrupting the dopamine pathways in the brain. Leaving people who take them with a permanent dopamine deficiency. That causes life long chronic lethargy, heightened response to anxiety, lack of self control, lowered response to pleasure. The damage to the brain can be measured by the total milligrams of amphetamine taken during a lifetime. The effect is cumulative. It doesn't matter whether its methylphenidate, methamphetamine, or lisdexamfetamine they all work by the same mechanism of action. Did you think to ask the doctor what kind of shit he wanted to put into your 4 year old? Or did you just 'trust' the good doctor? Its a goddamn amphetamine. Ask your doctor if he can switch from adderall to desoxyn. He will say yes, sure. Then look up desoxyn. Its methamphetamine. As in crystal meth. Not similar to. Is. Your daughter looks out the window and daydreams and doesn't pay attention in class? Yeah, because she's 4 fucking years old. There is no such thing as adhd its called being a child, but there is such as thing as brain damage from amphetamine use. Have some common fucking sense before you turn your daughter's brain into swiss cheese. "But my doctor said it was okay". Oh yeah? He said it was okay? So did doctors who gave kids lobotomies in the 40s. Stupid fucking goddamn people.

Anitaroy49 - posted on 04/18/2014

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I m nervous about starting my 17 yr old on Adderall.When she was 10 she took it and was angry and violent to us.Shes on Staterra and feels dep.no sleeping and hatez her looks alot.Should we consider Adderall again?

Alicia - posted on 01/09/2014

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Try this take one of your kids adderal and do some work you'll notice it made it a hell of a lot easier and you'll notice your Hearts pumping faster you got so much energy to concentrate on the things you have to do and it's not because you also have add or ADHD it's cause it's a amphetamine like meth

Alicia - posted on 01/09/2014

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Adderal may make your kid act better or improve their grades but do you really know how it affects their entire life? I for one has been taking adderal since 1996 when I was in elementary school until I graduated high school. in my opinion that's one of the worst things she's ever done to me. I feel as if it's ruined my life, my teeth are extremely ground down due to grinding my teeth since 1996, my eyes sights getting worse due to the adderal, I feel as that I can't concentrate on school work at all with out it but i dont get distracted other activities. But really think of your child, when you give your kid adderal, or vyvqnce, your basically giving them meth. Of course adderal an any other ADHD medicines will make any ones grades and concentration improve because it's a stimulant.

Michele - posted on 09/26/2013

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Risperdal wow thats a pretty strong medication for a kid are thet giving him that for add or adhd they normally put them on that for phyc. Issues

Katelyn - posted on 08/21/2013

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oh no that's terrible, my son acts up like this also and I don't understand what makes him so mad or irritated, but I have found it helpful that when he gets into these moods, he sits in his angry chair till hes calm, may take a minute but works better, its hard cause I don't even know if he can help it or not but his doctor did say to keep structure and discipline like you would anyone else. good luck to you and hope things work out

Steph - posted on 04/17/2013

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My son is now 6, he started taking medicine when he was 5. He started off taking Risperdal and then started taking Strattera with the Risperdal. He has extremely bad moods he will absolutely just flip out and a lot of the time there is no reason, he just gets mad. He also gets so hyper no one can calm him down, and he will laugh in your face when you are trying to talk to him and its all just horrible and upsetting seeing my son go through this. Well about 2 wks ago his doctor took him off of Strattera and started him on Intuniv, not sure what will happen, hopefully it will work. I hate this for him and our family, good luck to all of you too.

Steph - posted on 04/17/2013

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My son is now 6, he started taking medicine when he was 5. He started off taking Risperdal and then started taking Strattera with the Risperdal. He has extremely bad moods he will absolutely just flip out and a lot of the time there is no reason, he just gets mad. He also gets so hyper no one can calm him down, and he will laugh in your face when you are trying to talk to him and its all just horrible and upsetting seeing my son go through this. Well about 2 wks ago his doctor took him off of Strattera and started him on Intuniv, not sure what will happen, hopefully it will work. I hate this for him and our family, good luck to all of you too.

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