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|Sat, 01-16-2010 - 11:48pm|
OK. I'm new. Hello everyone. I feel really lucky that I have these boards. I've been reading your board searching for answers. My almost 6 yr old was officially diagnosed with ADHD. We had seen it coming for about 2 yrs. So, I have already modified our diet and we tried behavior modification - we needed medicinal help.
So little man started with 5mg of generic Adderall XR today. It seemed okay (he definitely wasn't bouncing off the walls like a normal rainy Saturday) but around 5 pm, he started crying, inconsolably. It was awful and sad and lasted until 9pm.
I have read enough to know that it was just a withdrawal symptom coming down from the medicine. My question is how long do we keep trying this before we call the dr and say this isn't working? His dose was supposed to increase to a max of 15 mg. But I can't tell if we should even increase the dose given the emotional episode we had tonight.