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... Tics are exceeding common in seven year olds. Normally, they are outgrown rather quickly. The diagnosis of Tourettes only applies to those who have had multiple tics for at least a year and include a vocal tic. ... (2 replies)
Medication Puzzle
Jan 13, 2006
... t want to put me on Adderall because I also have Major depression which she explains Adderall can affect. I can not be put on Ritalin because I have Tourettes Syndrome and Ritalin can increase tics. So next in line in is Concerta. She clarified that Concerta would be fine for me. ... (3 replies)
Concert and tics
Feb 22, 2002
... I had my daughter on ritalin and then the concerta and her doctor asked about any tics or vocal things. She yelps alot. ... (1 replies)

... Thank you all for your replies!! I talked to our pediatrician and he has since took my son off of the Concerta, stating that the concerta actually stimulates the part of the brain that causes the tics, and put him on Straterra. ... (14 replies)
... He was tried on adderall for a short time but it made him really cranky and made his tics worse. So we went to see a neurologist who recommended Concerta. The Concerta worked really well for him and he was finally able to get stuff done in school, do his homework, and miracle of miracles making friends and being more social. ... (23 replies)
Claudadine(sp?)
Jun 23, 2002
... night so he will settle down and not stay up till almost midnight. Yes, this drug does make a child drowsy but it's for attention deficit hyperactive disorder, tourettes syndrome and other disorders as well. But it is suppose to be balanced with another drug like concerta or ritalin. ... (5 replies)
... ooo impulsive!! Everything went in the brain and out the mouth! I told the doc the good did not outweigh the bad with the new med and I was ready to go back to concerta at least through the end of school. It was at this time that he recommended trying a low dose of concerta with the strattera. ... (12 replies)
... This is the end of week #8 for my 8 year old son on strattera. Though I was ready to call it quits a few times along the way I'm glad we stuck with it. My son weighs 57 lbs. and is taking 36 mg. of strattera a day and things seem to be leveling out. I spoke with his teacher yesturday and things are looking good. He's getting his work done, his reading has improved (whether... (33 replies)
ADHD or Bi Polar
Mar 19, 2003
... Yikes! Sounds pretty scary. Your son just may not be able to tolerate the stimulant meds. We have recently switched our son from concerta to strattera because he hasn't gained any weight in the past year and he also has tourettes disorder and the stimulants make the tics worse. ... (3 replies)
... zebraone I have considered the tourettes with my son since he has started the throat clearing since that is very common with the tourettes. ... (14 replies)
... dditional info regarding how the wellbtrin works. This may have been one of the reasons why the doc. did not talk about this med. sooner. Since my son also has tourettes disorder with the related tics, the tics are affected by the dopamine levels in the brain. This is why the concerta makes the tics worse. ... (10 replies)
... WE JUST STARTED OUR 8 YEAR OLD SON ON STRATTERA ON FEB.14 THE START OF WINTER BREAK. THE JURY IS STILL OUT. HE HAS ADHD AS WELL AS TOURETTES DISORDER. THOUGHT THE STRATTERA WOULD BE BETTER FOR HIM INSTEAD OF CONCERTA DUE TO HIS TICS. ... (13 replies)
... s with such high doses it is really difficult to know where the anger is coming from. My son took adderall for a very short time and it did make him angry. The concerta seemed to work better for him. ... (19 replies)
... Chippie, Thanks for the reply. As you can see from my previous post we are trying concerta/strattera combo, with low dose of risperdal for the tics. I definitely want to talk to the neurologist about the wellbutrin though because my son also has a lot of anxiety as well and it sounds as though it may have been helpful with your son. Case in point I took my son to his... (10 replies)
Straterra
Apr 7, 2003
... ing 36 mg a day in the AM. So far so good, the teacher says he is getting his work done in school, but some impulsiveness vocally. I should mention he also has tourettes and aspergers as well as adhd. So it seems it goes into the brain and out of his mouth with no filter in between! ... (68 replies)
... Mary C. I am responding to your post as I can relate to your negative experience with medication. It seems all children are different and respond differently to each kind of medication. I have tried several with my son who is now 8 years old and diagnosed with ADHD, Tourette's Disorder and Asperger's syndrome. Wow! What a mouthful huh! It all started in... (12 replies)
Twitching
Jul 14, 2001
... r shaking his head like he was trying to get his hair out of his eyes. It took a month and a half after he quit the adderal for the tics to disappear. He started concerta after that and no tics were evident in the last part of school. Of course he doesn't taken any medicine during the summer so there are no tics now. ... (5 replies)




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