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Anxiety medication

My 8 year old son with ADHD also suffers from anxiirty and has been prescribed the anti anxiety medication
Zoloft. Do any other parents give their children ADHD medication and anti anxiety medication together? Have there been any negative side affects?

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My 7 yr old has been taking zoloft for about 6 months and it has really helped with the anxiety.  He has also taken guanfacine with this med for a few months and he took it over the summer with strattera with no negative effects.

Posted by brlk13 on Nov 21, 2013 at 9:59am

My 8 year old daughter takes Vyvanse for her ADHD and Zoloft for the anxiety.  It took us over a year to find a good combination of meds, but I finally feel that this combination is helping us move in the right direction. 

We do notice, though, that we really have to work hard to find the right balance between the two meds.  The Zoloft increases her ADHD symptoms and conversely…the Vyvanse increases her anxiety.  We slowly inch up the dosage on both meds (one at a time) until we see that symptoms from both disorders are better controlled.  Right now we are at 15mg. of Vyvanse and 100mg of Zoloft. The anxiety is under control, but we still see lots of impulsive behaviors, hyperactivity, and ADHD frustrations.  We are getting ready to increase the Vyvanse to 20mg….so after a bit of time we should be able to tell if we need to increase the Zoloft, too.

Posted by CBak on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:34pm

remember pills don’t solve every thing you need to look into nutrition like gluten free, low sugar, protein.  Not every child is meant to be an A student who sits in the corner reading quietly.  Just saying

Posted by BexIssues on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:02am

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