My son has been on Focalin XR 15mg for the past year. We really like it alot. Adderall had the best effect, but it really killed the appetite.
02/03/2010 06:34 PM
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It has defenitely inhibited his appetite but he is a good eater in general and he doesn't get the medication in the evening or weekends so we make it up then. On a positive side he seems more fluent in his speech, more aware of his surroundings, more able to have a short back and forth conversation without changing the subject, and the ability to contain his agressive urges and play normally with his brother. I think all of this makes up for a lot of negatives if it is all because of the drug. He seems to have a pretty bad "crash" when the 3 hours is up. He gets very whiny and unable to tolerate anything. I have the dosing set up so he gets through his day at school and then comes home with his "crash" attitude. I geuss I am more curious about the positive behaviors. I am more than willing to put up with the negatives if all these positives can be attributed to the medication.
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