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Single Parents Raising ADHD Children

Weaning My 9 year old daughter off Concerta

HI My daughter was diagnosed last year in October with ADD . She was put on Concerta 18mg , and did very well for about a month . She then started at eating anything at school also was getting very confrontational with me after school . As of March this year her father and I have separated and are now in the process of divorcing . She as of the beginning of May has been put on Concerta 27mg . How do I wean her of this drug . she is so much happier without it and eats so much better . Any help with your past experiences will be most appreciated .


My son hates his vyvanse. I give him one omega 3, and 5-Htp (an amino acid). It’s been good for regulating his mood and seems happy and isn’t having issues at school. Ashwadanga one hour before bed is also helpful. 5htp also is good for sleeping and can be given before bed.

Posted by Maceystars on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:28am

To Maceystars , thanks for the advice , much appreciated.

Posted by natashab-ram on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:09pm

You need to discuss how to best stop the medication with the prescribing doctor.

ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Jun 18, 2014 at 6:37pm

I had to reduce my daughter back down to 18 from 27 because of the dulling of her personality.  Many have noticed the mood swings in the evening associated with the meds wearing off. Now that I know this, I just try to be understanding; giving an immediate snack helps…I think its also hunger because the appetite is suppressed during the day.

Posted by niecyinatl on Jul 07, 2014 at 3:45am

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