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|Tue, 04-14-2009 - 9:41am|
I am new here, I am hoping for some advice/ support. My son just recently tuned 14. He has been taking Adderall XR since 2nd grade. He has done wonderfully but I began to wonder weather he needed it anymore.
I spoke to his doctor and we decided to take him off of it. He had been off for 72 days and gained a ton of weight (he really needed it)and was doing awesome.
Then out of the blue he had a major panic attack, he has never had one before. That was 3 weeks ago and he has been on an emotional roller coaster since. Crying for no reason and major anxiety.
I told his DR what was going on so we put him back on the Adderall XR for 1 week and all it did was cause him to lose weight which increased his anxiety. He has been off the Adderall since Saturday now.
I am taking him to a counselor tonight to see what is going on. My husband and MIL both take anti-anxiety meds.
Does anyone know if there are any ADD meds that also help with anxiety? Any thoughts or advice are GREATLY appreciated. To see my normally happy son so confused and scared is killing me!
Thanks for taking the time to read this!