Parents of ADHD Children
My son is 12.5 and has ADHD. He takes Foculin XR. He’s taken medication for 3+ years. I’ve noticed recently (past few months) that he does a lot of picking..either he will pick inside his ear or he will pick at his eyelashes. He says he feels like he has a scab in his ear that he can pick out. He does have a little dry flakiness on his eyelashes, but he is constantly picking. I won’t see anything there, and he tells me it’s there and he is obsessed with picking at it. He will stand in front of the mirror for a very long time (until I physcially make him move) and look and pick and look and pick. Once he moves from the mirror, he will continue doing it as well. His eyelids end up being red and swollen and he has lost a bunch of his eyelashes. I’ve also noticed he does not do this on the weekends when he does not take his medication. I’m guessing it has something to do with the medication. Why would the medication make him pick…is he showing obsessive/compulsive behavior? Anybody have experience with this and know what to do or say to him to get him to try to stop?? Thank you.
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