Chase *sigh*

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Registered: 07-21-2011
Chase *sigh*
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Thu, 07-21-2011 - 8:05am

well when he came home from school on the last day he had his report card and his grades went up exponentially since feb, he came home with b's and c's. all it took was some medications and alot of work on his part to focus and he is so much better at school.

oh Chase, he is my oldest, he is 6 and a half, and was just diagnosed ADHD in the fall of 2010 when he was in grade 1. we knew that there was a problem only when he started JK (junior kindegarten). i had a sneaking suspicion that there was something wrong earlier but all my attempts to get an answer were for naught as he was "too young" for a diagnosis. so on i plugged determined to get my son the care he needed. it took 6 drs, 2 specialists, and lots and lots of pain and agony but we finally got the diagnosis.

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Thu, 07-21-2011 - 4:56pm
If you find a med that is working for his ADHD, wonder if you could do something different to help with his weight loss. You might have to force the issue of his breakfast shakes, we add protein powder to my son's and I'll also make it with a mix of half-n-half and milk to get in some extra fat and protein.

I'm sorry I don't have any advice on the meds, mine has only been on Concerta and Focalin. We aren't seeing as much weight loss on Focalin, but if he reacted badly to Concerta I'm not sure how he would do on it.

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Registered: 04-25-2011
Thu, 07-21-2011 - 6:40pm

When my son was on any dexitrine(sp) med he just lost weight - Ritalin base was better

This is what I did - I'd make a big breakfast and just before he started eating I gave him the meds.

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Registered: 07-21-2011
Fri, 07-22-2011 - 7:32am
yeah well Chase can be a stubborn little bugger, he is only 6 and a half, but when he digs his heels in he really digs them in, plus i have 3 others that i need to worry about too, so really i just cant seem to force him to do anything
he is on the clonidine to help calm him down after school is over as he is very hard to control after the vyvanse has worn off
i may just have to buy some ice cream and make his shakes with ice cream instead of milk, then he would drink them for sure !
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:43pm

My kids don't take Clonidine until an hour before bedtime.