Hi I'm new to this board - my son (8 yrs. old) was diagnosed with ADHD, Aspergers, and anxiety earlier this year. We finally decided to try an ADHD medication for keeping him focused at school. He started on 5mg with barely a notice of effectivness. His psychiatrist upped the dose yesterday to 10mg. Today was his first day taking 10mg. AFter 30-45 minutes of taking it this morning, he became quit upset and complaining that he was SO thirsty and couldn't drink enough. I can't find a side effect of thirst/dry mouth, but know that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I'm wondering what side effects your children have from 10mg or more of Focalin? He was showing the lack of appetite and harder time falling asleep on the 5mg. I know he won't take 10mg tomorrow . . . . Any thoughts are appreciated.
Molly & Benjamin