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|Tue, 10-09-2012 - 8:53am|
My son (age 10) has been taking Strattera for two years. This summer we decided to see how he did without it. Other than some oppositional behaviors returning (which I'd rather use behavior modification to deal with) he seemed to do fine this summer. However, now that school has started, we've noticed that his handwriting has really deteriorated. It's always been a big struggle for him, but this year it is beyond illegible, I can't make out a single word he writes. The teacher has mentioned some focus issues, but hasn't made it seem like a big deal. She'd like to get him an ipad because writing just seems so torturous for him. The doctor thinks going back on the Strattera might improve his ability to write. Has anyone else noticed handwriting improve on ADHD medication? Also, I should mention that his autism support teacher mentioned to me today that he told her he thinks he needs to be back on his medicine. This was a surprise to me, because at home he's only expressed happiness at not having to take it.