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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 3:34pm
My son was Diagnoised in October with A.D.D. and he has been on Adderall 15 mg since then. His academics have improved greatly at school. He is able to sit still, he does better on tests. BUT he still has some problems with social issues (he gets so nervous in crowds) and his behavior is terrible it is like he knows he has to do something and he will do ANYthing to keep from doing it.

I am not sure if the adderall is suppose to help with the behavior part or not. But he has to see the dr again next week and i am going to ask her. Every day is a battle with him. Our daughter is on adderall to for ADD but she made a complete turn around with grades and behavior since the meds.????????

Vanessa
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In reply to: schwoob
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 6:29pm
Thanks for your replys,

This morning was a bad morning, he was just terrible i had to get him dressed, Prompt him SEVERAL times to take his meds. I had to put his shoes on, put his coat on AND put his back pack on him. He was crying the whole time. He refused to eat or drink his supplement.

He also has hypotonia and gross and motor skill delays. But boy was i tired after i took him to school. I am going to talk to his Ped. about his behavior. There is a new ADD med out there scattera(sp?) how is it??

Joey is in boy scouts i was hoping that would help him with his social difficulties. He is ok if it is just his pack but if the older or younger ones join us he just wants to go home. Joey is one who likes NO CHANGE in routine, foods, thingslike that.

He sees the Neurologist on 4-30 because of his motor skill problems.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better!!:)

Thanks for listening

Vanessa
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In reply to: schwoob
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 5:55pm
Sounds to me like a social anxiety. My son is very socially out there. Some times he has no clue. The little girl behind us fell down & all mys on did was look at her crying, he did nothing to help her. I had to yell out our back door for him to help her back up.

I enrolled my son in a socialization group.He sees a child neuropsychologist who has a group of boys my sons age. They get together once a week & talk about things. This week is the 2nd week, I am hoping it will help Joiner a bit.

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Registered: 04-04-2003
In reply to: schwoob
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 5:16pm
Hi, my 6 year old son is also on Adderrall and has been for about 3 months now. He is still having trouble at school iin reading and writing, but excelling in math, this seems to be typical of children with ADHD from what I have read.

Getting our son to do something is also a battle, he wants to argue everything, tell him the grass is green and he will swear that it is pink, that sort of thing. He tries everything he can to put off stuff that needs to be done, homework, chores, bedtime etc.

Although he has never been one to act out like scream when he doesnt get his way or hit or anything like that, his patience are short and if he cant do something he is trying to do(Ex;building something with legos) he getts frustrated and yells or if what ever he is doing falls apart he blams it on the nearest person.

I have been trying something in the past weekor so that has helped. I dont always tell him to do something instead I ask, when I do tell him I get down on his level and look at him eye to eye. I also have been getting down and touching him ( his arms his shoulders etc.)when I talk to him and tell him what he needs to do, this has really helped.

As far as the Adderrall, it seems to help him sit still and focus some but he is still very emotional and I am thinking of trying concertta or strattera.

Good luck and big hugs

Shaun