Parents of ADHD Children
Experiences with Ritalin
Hi! I am new here and new to the ADHD diagnosis as well. My son, who is 5 years old, was recently diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. He has been having so many problems in school. In just 3 months of kindergarten, he has been suspended 19 times. My question is, how long does it take to even notice a difference with medication? He has been taking it for less than a week, but is on the lowest dose, fast acting Ritalin. and it doesn’t change his hyperactivity, or inattentiveness. The only difference we have noticed is that he is more sensative, and cries easier. People keep telling us that it takes atleast a week for the meds to get into their system and for you to notice a difference, and other people are saying that you should notice it immediately, while others are saying we may never notice a difference at all. I guess I just need to hear other peoples experiences with ADHD meds and to stop listening to people who have no experience at all.
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