Now on to DEXEDRINE!

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Registered: 05-19-2005
Now on to DEXEDRINE!
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Fri, 11-13-2009 - 2:02pm

When will the search for the perfect medication end? We just finished Clonidine. That didn't do anything but make him sleepy and irritable...because he was sleepy I think. So now we are on to Dexedrine. 5mg at first and then see how it goes. We are going to TRY to capsules. I'll have to mask it in some pudding or something. He has food sensory issues so fingers crossed on that one. He is almost 5.
Has anyone used or had success with Dexedrine? He didn't do great on generic methylphenidate so I'm hoping this isn't a repeat of that.

It's just so frustrating that his teachers and I are all looking to see where he needs to be for kindergarten next year. He is smart and academically he is on the ball, but behaviorally he is SUCH a mess that he may end up in a learning center at first with kids who are much lower than him. I would love for him to be in a typical classroom as he's much more social with the "typical" kids...but unless we get his ADHD under control he couldn't handle it. 28 kids in a class? Forget it! He'd be the Tazmanian Devil!
Any info would be great. Thanks!

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 11-13-2009 - 3:36pm
Hi, we have never tried it, but it is similar to Adderall, they are both Dextroamphetamine. So basically generic

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

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Registered: 05-19-2005
Sat, 11-14-2009 - 7:15pm
No, we was taking it at 9am. It was a very small dose. Not enough to see any difference in the ADHD, but it still made him dozy. I've heard a combo of Ritalin and Clonidine is a really good combo, but we didn't talk about that. Maybe if sleeping becomes an issue? I've heard better things about Dex than Adderall, like it's a bit smoother coming on and off....but as we have learned it's different for everyone. One person's miracle drug is another person's nightmare. I hate going through trials with my SON. I feel guilty sometimes, but I know if and when we find the right one it will be so much better for him. He KNOWS what the right thing to do is, but many many times his impulses get the best of him and then he beats himself up. Poor guy. :-(
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