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user banned Indiana 33802 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Brandi Coughlan:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Yermom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Patti.:</b>" ... [snip!] ... xr and she's doing just fine no sleep issues at all"</blockquote> Yeah idk I read that it's one of the side effects.."


How is her appetite on it?

Brandi Coughlan 2 kids; Easton, Pennsylvania 628 posts
11th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Patti.:</b>" How is her appetite on it?"</blockquote>




A little suppressed

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
11th Jan '13

I honestly wouldnt medicate at all. I am ADHD and so is my 10 yr old. I and she never medicated (tried with her once) we decided to take a natural approach and I find it more helpful them medication. They become dependant on it and there for will think they need it, when they dont.

You can even do the placebo (water pills) and most kids think its helping them when its actually themselves being more aware of their behavior.

But its normal to eat more or less, sleep more or less etc....when first taking any ADHD medication. It needs to be taken at least 1 month before you will see any difference, and sleeping or eating going back to normal.

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" I honestly wouldnt medicate at all. I am ADHD and so is my 10 yr old. I and she never medicated (tried ... [snip!] ... It needs to be taken at least 1 month before you will see any difference, and sleeping or eating going back to normal."


Well when youve tried everything and your kid is still having out bursts at school and unable to concentrate you do what you have to do to help them. Vyvanse was the best decision for my son. Also I dont give it to him every day. Only on school days.




Maybe your daughter would care more about her appearance if she had some help controlling her ADHD

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Patti.:" Well when youve tried everything and your kid is still having out bursts at school and unable to concentrate ... [snip!] ... day. Only on school days. Maybe your daughter would care more about her appearance if she had some help controlling her ADHD"


My dd hasnt had any outburst at school since we started natural over medication etc.....Her ADHD is under controle and has been for the last 4-5 yrs, thank you very much.



user banned Indiana 33802 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" My dd hasnt had any outburst at school since we started natural over medication etc.....Her ADHD is under controle and has been for the last 4-5 yrs, thank you very much. "


:roll:

Augbabies Due August 6 (boy); Japan 198 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" My dd hasnt had any outburst at school since we started natural over medication etc.....Her ADHD is under controle and has been for the last 4-5 yrs, thank you very much. "


Glad your daughter is doing well :) think parents should have the right to choose w/e for their kids medication or natural



no right or wrong

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Augbabies:" Glad your daughter is doing well :) think parents should have the right to choose w/e for their kids medication or natural no right or wrong"


Oh no there is no right or wrong, I wasnt trying to imply that at all. I was saying what worked for us thats all. Since the medication has so many side effects and will screw with eating and sleeping etc....

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
11th Jan '13

I have ADD, myself-and no "natural" medication has ever worked for me. I take Concerta and it has absolutely been a fabulous thing for me. I don't know that kids can take it---



---but, I wish you luck and don't let anyone make you feel bad about medicating.

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Oh no there is no right or wrong, I wasnt trying to imply that at all. I was saying what worked for ... [snip!] ... what worked for us thats all. Since the medication has so many side effects and will screw with eating and sleeping etc...."


The way you said it made you sound like a judgmental bitch. My son has only been on Vyvanse a month and I saw a change the first few days. Yes there are some medicines that take longer to fully be effective, but not all. Ive done my research and talked to 3 different doctors before making this decision. Next time you want to say what works for you, dont give an opinion on something you clearly dont know shit about

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Patti.:" The way you said it made you sound like a judgmental bitch. My son has only been on Vyvanse a month ... [snip!] ... this decision. Next time you want to say what works for you, dont give an opinion on something you clearly dont know shit about"



I sounded judgmental cause I gave a two sided opinon on how it went using meds and how it worked better not using meds and doing it in a natural way???? ok then.



Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 70400 posts
status 11th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brandi Coughlan:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Patti.:</b>" I cant believe they said to give him another one. ... [snip!] ... The adderall is time release too. & I know I didn't even think about the whole stimulant thing before I gave it to him lol ugh"</blockquote>



:shock: they told you to give a second dose of xr?
What is the dosage?

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 70400 posts
status 11th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" I honestly wouldnt medicate at all. I am ADHD and so is my 10 yr old. I and she never medicated (tried ... [snip!] ... It needs to be taken at least 1 month before you will see any difference, and sleeping or eating going back to normal."</blockquote>




Bully for you



You take care of your kids your way, and I'll take care of mine my way, eh? :wink:

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 70400 posts
status 11th Jan '13

Patti, Jen is eating just fine :)
I had to watch her pretty close for a couple days, but she's eating normal, now. Wolfed down almost a whole box of Mac and cheese last night :shock:

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Legendary Yermom:" Patti, Jen is eating just fine :) I had to watch her pretty close for a couple days, but she's eating normal, now. Wolfed down almost a whole box of Mac and cheese last night :shock:"


That sounds just like Dylan. He can eat a box by himself easily. Im glad shes eating normal though. That was a concern of mine, but thankfully no issues for us either.