Parents of ADHD Children
getting him to take his meds/med change and attitude change
My 5 yr old son was recently diagnosed with pretty sever adhd. They started him out on Focalin 5mg. Within 2 days we could already see it wearing off early and not doing its job. After 2 weeks they upped the mgs to 10. He has been on the 10mgs for about a week now. He is calmer and his teacher says he is doing much better in school aside from still being defiant. At home all he does since they upped the dosage is cry and whine. Hes never been a whiny kid. He cries over small things that aren’t that big a deal. Also getting him to take the new dosage in the morning is crazy. I have tried pudding, honey, and apple sauce in a spoon. I have tried all 3 of these both with the capsule whole and with opening it and sprinkling the little beads in the food. He says it tastes nasty, swishes it around his mouth and chews it and he wont swallow the pill whole. I am desperate for the morning routine to get better. I will try any ideas a dr would approve of. Please help!
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