Thinking of switching up meds before school?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thinking of switching up meds before school?
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Fri, 07-12-2013 - 3:04pm

I've been contemplating switching up my son's meds for the new school year.  He was on generic Intuniv, which I liked because it's nearly stopped all the facial tics that developed when he was on Vyvanse.  I just don't think it's strong enough to keep him focused during school.  It's such a tough decision, do we risk more tics or less focus??  He didn't have good grades at the end of the year, and we've back off a bit on a courseload to see if that helps.  SIgh.. I don't know what to do!

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Tue, 07-30-2013 - 3:10pm

My son hasn't been on his meds for a few weeks and his tics did not return, yay!  We still need to figure out what to do before the school year starts, I don't think he was getting much from these meds.