Am I over-medicating my son???

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Am I over-medicating my son???
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Sun, 05-24-2009 - 9:33pm

Hi There,


My son has been on Daytrana for almost 3 months now and is a completely different kid now.

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Registered: 10-04-2004
Mon, 05-25-2009 - 8:17am

Kat,


 

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Mon, 05-25-2009 - 9:17am

Hi, it sounds like you have hit the right med at the right dose. He doesn't sound over medicated to me. Lucky you!


A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 10-01-2007
Tue, 05-26-2009 - 8:37am
In my opinion your son is at the right dose of the right med. He sounds great. why do you want a hyper kid anyway? if he looks zombieish then you may go down on the dose but other wise I wouldn't worry about it.
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Registered: 09-28-2004
Sat, 05-30-2009 - 4:31am
I think you should keep him on his meds and let it be part of his routine if it is working, alot of boys are on meds now. Is your son with both parents?
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 8:00pm

Sounds like my son on his Daytrana. I works better than any other med we have tried, and he is just a different kid once it kicks in.
Don't let someone else give you something to worry about. You know him the best.

Good luck!
Heather