ADHD in Boys
Son with ADHD, very defiant, failing school
We are really struggling with our 11 year old son. He was diagnosed with ADHD at 5, we used the Daytrana patches for several years and they were great until they quit working and started causing real anger issues. We have not found a medicine since that works very well, we have tried Concerta with a small dose of Intuniv and now Vyvanse. We have tried multiple doses and so far nothing lasts all day, he is failing school, gets in trouble regularly and is so defiant, mouthy and disrespectful that I am going to lose my mind. He is going for behavior counseling and we go to a child psychiatrist next week to try to see about different medications. I am a total loss on what to do for him. We did discover taking 2 doses 6 hours apart was keeping him from getting a good nights sleep but 1 dose in the morning does not work for all of school much less for evenings homework and forget about sports no way will he be able to play baseball right now. Any suggestions on medications, questions for the doctor. I am not new to ADHD my teen has it also but a total different situation, Vyvanse works great for her.
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