Parents of ADHD Children
ADHD combined type - medication recommendation
Our daughter was officially diagnosed with ADHD (combine type) in August of this year. Has anyone had success using a medication to control ADHD combined type symptoms that did not suppress appetite? We recently took our daughter off Adderall XR (a stimulant) due to decreased appetite and subsequent weight loss. She also was having a very difficult time sleeping at night. When it was wearing off, she would get very irritable and combative. Now that she is off the medication her symptoms are much more noticeable than they were when she was on the medication.
Our pediatrician mentioned giving Strattera a try. It is a non-stimulant. Does anyone have any experience using this medication? Did it affect appetite, increase mood swings, or affect sleep?
Are there any other medications we could consider trying that do not affect appetite, cause mood swings, or make it hard to sleep at night?
Thanks so much for any input you can offer.
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