10 year old struggling in 5th grade..need advice
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|Sat, 10-16-2010 - 11:11pm|
My son Jaden has ADHD.He used to be very hyper but in the last two years he has had good behavior and a lot less hyper even when he didn't take his medicine for part of last year.However the lack of attention he still has full force.Without his medicine he still had a lot of issues with being organized,staying on task,more irritable,etc. This year he knew and I knew 5th grade is hard and they are trying to get them ready for middle school so things are harder/harsher so we started meds right away and he was happy/willing to be on the medicine daily where in the past he fought taking it because he can't eat when he takes it and feels very left out.He also says it makes him not feel like his self and he feels weird.He's been on Concerta 27 mg for two years ONE time a day at morning.It was the only drug that helped him and he didn't have any tics or feeling as weird.He still couldn't eat until after school but it wasn't as bad as the other meds he took. He can't take Adderall..it made him violent.
The problem we are having is the medicine doesn't seem to be working for him.He is very