ADHD that doesn't respond to caffeine?
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|Wed, 09-23-2009 - 12:27pm|
I haven't been around in a while - we have a 10 y/o son who has serious attention and motivation issues, is very hyper, has trouble in school (although gifted) and has sensory integration problems. He has received ADHD diagnosis in the past - but we consider it a bit "incomplete."
We would love to find a medication that works for DS - and tried Straterra last year with very bad results (became extremely sad and depressed). We have tried caffeine - and I saw the post on here about that. Nothing seems to affect him in any positive way (Coke, Mountain Dew, etc.) although Orange Crush does make him more silly and "wiggy."
Does anyone on here have a kid who doesn't respond to caffeine, but has found success with stimulant-type meds? We don't want to make him more hyper, and don't want to try the atypical stuff due to Straterra disaster. Any ideas?