Question re Dexedrine

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Registered: 05-18-2004
Question re Dexedrine
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 2:31pm

My son (12 years old) has just been diagnosed with ADD and has been prescribed Dexedrine.

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Registered: 04-19-2008
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 9:45am
Dexidrine is used to treat ADHD, and is a rather safe med. I would go ahead and try it, with this in mind, Not all meds work for everyone. Side effects are the same as any other stimulant, appetite issues, sleeplessness,etc. I look at it like this, Would you deny him glasses if he needed them? Denying him meds is not allowing him to learn and grow socially to his full potential