Excessive speech

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Registered: 04-22-2004
Excessive speech
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 3:37pm

My DS started Vyvance this weekend (he is 5) and has been talking nonstop.

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Registered: 10-09-2004
In reply to: sw1080
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 2:50pm
My DS is just the opposite, he talks non-stop when he's not on meds. Although, he did get in the car the other day and say "I'm going to see if I can talk the whole way there.", and that was on meds.
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Registered: 04-22-2004
In reply to: sw1080
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 11:47am

Thanks to both of you for responding.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
In reply to: sw1080
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 5:09pm
I think it depends on the child. Mine talks almost nonstop at times, on or off meds. It is possible that it will slow down after he adjusts to the meds, give it a week or so. It COULD be a problem in school, but I would deal with that when/if it happens.

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

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Registered: 02-22-2004
In reply to: sw1080
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 4:07pm

My boys do not take that med...one of mine takes Adderal and one takes Strattera, and the one on Adderal would talk non-stop but was def less impulsive and better able to handle stressors. I often wondered if it was "normal" or not too. I think he was finally able to relax a bit from the meds and had a lot to say when his mind wasn't so cluttered. Of course, this is just my speculation.


I just wanted to say my son was the same...don't know if it's just a fluke or if it's med-related nor if it will subside w/ time, but wanted you to know we dealt w/ that too! My son was just taken off the Adderal, so I'm wondering if the chattering will return once he's medicated again?


Good luck and hope your child's behavior continues to move in a positive direction!


Lynn