My son Hunter who is 12yrs old just started taking Adderall today, and he said he didn't notice a difference in how he pays attention in school, Hunter was diagnosed with mild aspbergers and he has a hard time keeping focused, and it has really effected his grades we didn't want to put him on any meds in the past but know that he is in junior high I have noticed his grades are really poor. I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing for him I want him to be able to do better and I'm hoping this works for him. I just wanted to know if any of you have had the same issues with your child not knowing if works or not.


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Holly - posted on 10/31/2012




I had ADD and took all sorts of different prescriptions, i NEVER began paying attention, unless it was a class i liked, i was a daydreamer... i would stay up for hours doing my homework, even when i was on adderall/ritalin/ what ever else there was... can't remember all the meds i took

Tammy - posted on 10/31/2012




Thanks Patricia,

This is new to all of us and like most parents we want our children to succeed. That is good to know that he won't notice it right away because I thought it would be noticed immediatly. We will just keep plugging along and hope that there is a change and Hunter will benefit from it.

Patricia - posted on 10/30/2012




hi my name is patricia,hunter isnt going to notice a change that fast, its something that will happen gradually as he takes the medicine and if it even works for him remains to be seen in due time....usually the docter will check his progress through app. and see if they need to up the dose slowly until he reaches an amount that works for him...then if there is no change then they may change his medicine and try something new...

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