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ADHD and Sports
Sports & low energy on meds
Hi, my son is 11 and has been on Vyvanse 30 mg for the past year (although we took a break in the summer). He has been back on it since the start of the school year & is doing well in school. However, when it comes to sports after school he has low energy. Prior to medication he was always aggressive on the field but now he seems to hang back & be slow to run. We have found that later in the day/evening he seems better but it’s not the same kid he was. Even the coaches have asked if he is ok because he doesn’t seem himself. He often says his stomach hurts or he feels light-headed during a game and will ask to come out. He’s not really like that. I don’t know if it’s the age and he’s trying new behaviors out but he says he doesn’t have much energy for sports some days. He genuinely likes to play and won’t quit but he seems off when playing. I have to counter that with we are having one of our best school years in a long time… Any thoughts? Is this common? I mean, I will live with it if it means that school goes this well. I just feel bad for him because he says he doesn’t know why he can’t play as well as previous years.