Parents of ADHD Children
Trying to find answer to fuzziness of stimulant med
My 10 year old son has been on some sort of stimulant since he’s 5. It’s been noticed recently, by both a speech pathologist and a neuropschologist, that when he is not on his medication he is of course incredibly impulsive and disruptive, yet he processes information more quickly and remembers better. Of course this depressed me and I spoke w/his psychiatrist about possible solutions. We did change from long-acting Concerta to short acting Focalin 2x a day, but I am not sure it made a difference, plus, even after all these years, my son still gets a nausea feeling and focuses a lot on that. And, of course we have tried the non-stimulants, alone and in combination with a lower dose of stimulant, with zero effect.
Is anyone else aware of this and trying to figure out another way? My son could not attend school without a stimulant, so stopping the medication is not an option. Thanks.
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