ADHD in Boys
My 6 year old had started pulling on his hair around Christmas time, which at first we just thought was nothing. Then it progressed into him actually pulling out chunks and leaving bald spots. He really didn’t even realize he was doing it. At the time he was on Intuniv 2 mg and Concerta 27 mg. His psychiatrist said it could be a side effect from the stimulants or caused by anxiety. He stopped the Concerta and added Prozac. Well the pulling stopped, but now I don’t know which thing helped him-the Prozac, or stopping the stimulants. He is only on Intuniv for the ADHD and I can’t stand it-it makes him so sleepy and he has nightmares every night. I really want him to go back on Focalin, which is what he started off on a year and a half ago, but the doctor stopped when it seemed to not be as effective, even when I suggested just increasing it. Now he won’t prescribe any stimulants because of the hair pulling. I also personally don’t think he has any issues with anxiety and don’t feel like he should be on prozac. We are consulting another psychiatrist this week, but wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar?
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