Who is taking a med break over the summer?

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Who is taking a med break over the summer?
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Fri, 07-15-2011 - 2:02pm

I was curious if anyone else was taking a break from meds over the summer.

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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 7:14pm

One - I could NEVER stop meds - weight was always an issue with any type of dextatrine(sp) meds.

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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 12:31pm
His doc is worried about his height and weight. He's always been small for his age, so at first we weren't too concerned. But he's almost 14 and his 9 year old sister weighs almost as much as he does.
I've heard that Strattera has less of an impact on their appetite, so maybe we'll try that.

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 2:19pm
Hi Shellie, thanks for chiming in! I'm glad your son is doing well off the meds and eating like a horse. Is your doctor more worried about his height or weight? We've been fighting weight issues with my son, and him growing a couple of inches a year isn't helping.

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 2:10pm
Hello. I'm a lurker, but I'll chime in and say that my son is off his meds (concerta 54mg) this summer on advise from his doctor. The doc is very concerned because he isn't growing the way he should be. He's been at my in-laws the past few weeks, but my MIL says that he's been doing okay and that he's eating like a horse.

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 6:25pm

when liam first started he was very quiet almost depressed like on them then a month or so before end of school he was back to his old self sort of. Like his spark was back at first I thought it was a good thing he was used to what medication did to his body but then even on the medication he was having his meltdowns, he was getting fustrated again too and just more active so I wondered then again it was end of school and I was in summer mode so can only imagine him. So who knows but I want an idea of what I see on and off being with him all day before we meet with dr and before school starts

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 3:41pm
I want to watch him carefully also on his TKD days so I can really see how his current meds are affecting him.

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 12:32pm

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Fri, 07-15-2011 - 2:04pm
My son has been taking a break but I'm putting him back on it just on days he has TKD. He's been having trouble with effort and focus, and his master took away his red belt until he can earn it back :(

He has been eating a lot on the days without the meds, so I'm really hoping that he can pack on some weight.