? for those who've done med vacations
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|Sun, 07-13-2003 - 11:40am|
I really didn't plan for this to be a med-vacation summer, for sure, but it's mostly worked out that way. And I know there are differing schools of thought on that. But I want to use the least amount of meds that I can, and that is how things have worked out for us this summer.
DS is on 27 mg of Concerta for school. Because it gives us such problems with sleeping, we've mostly used 5 mg of Ritalin for those sleep-late days of summer when we have needed. I've given him Concerta a handful of times, and have noticed that he seems to be super-calm on it. Too calm for me, really. Like at my mom's the other day, all he wanted to do/seemed able to do was to sit and watch TV - for like 8 hours. We don't have cable at home, so Nickelodean and Cartoon Network are a treat, but all day????
I am wondering if this super calm effect is just because of the lack of tolerance or if it really is too much - ie should I call the doc and try the 18 mg dose again for school. Or if when we start back on a regular dosage schedule if the 27 mg will be fine?
As always, looking for BTDT or insight.