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Hi,My name is Jennifer and my son Dylan who is 8 1/2 yrs old has been on you name it.. we started with Aderral and he went from 80pds to 65 pds in 2 months..oh boy we changed Medications rather quickly :eek: We then tried Concerta we started out at the lowest doseage and had gone to the highest doseage for his weight. The change in the classroom was barley noticable..I feel so much for his teacher. He really hates to write and is always putting him self down and trying to discipline him self? I don't understand !! I in every way show him love and make sure he understands the we love him and want to help him in every way possible!! We have just started on Straterra about 4 weeks ago I had to give him the Concerta and the 25 mg of Straterra due to as we all know it takes along time to get in there system. We are starting on week 5 and he is only taking the 40 mg of Straterra no Concerta... :eek: :eek: :eek: Boy what a ruff 3 days this has been!! Dylan today had a heart rate of 123 beats a minute ..I my self just put my hand over his heart and counted...I wasn't sure if that was high..I am going to put a call in to his Doctor later though..but any way I wondering if any of ya'll had noticed that in your children? Any way I've been rambling on so I just wanted to say thanks for listening and have great evening :wave:

A Loving and Concerned MOM

Jenni O
[QUOTE=Dylans Mom]Hi,My name is Jennifer and my son Dylan who is 8 1/2 yrs old has been on you name it.. we started with Aderral and he went from 80pds to 65 pds in 2 months..oh boy we changed Medications rather quickly :eek: We then tried Concerta we started out at the lowest doseage and had gone to the highest doseage for his weight. The change in the classroom was barley noticable..I feel so much for his teacher. He really hates to write and is always putting him self down and trying to discipline him self? I don't understand !! I in every way show him love and make sure he understands the we love him and want to help him in every way possible!! We have just started on Straterra about 4 weeks ago I had to give him the Concerta and the 25 mg of Straterra due to as we all know it takes along time to get in there system. We are starting on week 5 and he is only taking the 40 mg of Straterra no Concerta... :eek: :eek: :eek: Boy what a ruff 3 days this has been!! Dylan today had a heart rate of 123 beats a minute ..I my self just put my hand over his heart and counted...I wasn't sure if that was high..I am going to put a call in to his Doctor later though..but any way I wondering if any of ya'll had noticed that in your children? Any way I've been rambling on so I just wanted to say thanks for listening and have great evening :wave:

A Loving and Concerned MOM

Jenni O[/QUOTE]


Hi. I always suggest trying the safest treatments before resorting to medication. You might want to try to get him off meds and try safer treatments. (be careful if you try taking him off strattera!! do it only with a doctors help!)

Is it possible that he has learning disabilities and not ADD? There are learning disabilities which make writing expecially difficult. Do some research! Many conditions mimic ADD and doctors are usually not going to check for these conditions. Learning disabilities is one possibility. If he keeps being put on medication that isn't even helpful that is even worse for his self esteem. Please look at all your other options. Medications should be a last resort!





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