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mcafar
06-23-03, 11:00 AM
This is my first post: Our son "Dan" is 12. He's 5'2 -140lbs. The doc just put him on Metadate ER for a diagnosis of ADHD. He started him on 10mg once a day (AM). After 2 days with no effect the doc said give him 2 pills (20mg). Then again after 2 days with no effect, the doc upt it to 3 pills (30mg). Dan now claims to feel some effect. We can actually see some change in his behavior also. At late afternoons and evenings he reverts back to his old self. The meds wear off after 7 or so hours. Does this seem like a typical scenario of trying to find the right dose and the right med? Thanx people!

Tara
06-23-03, 12:17 PM
It does sound like a very common scenerio in both children and adults. Whether it's right or wrong I really can't say.

What type of doctor is doing the medication managment? Is he a specialist? How much experience does have treating children with AD/HD.

Remember that you know your child best. Don't be afraid to question the doctors. As a parent don't be afraid to trust your instinct about your child either.

mcafar
06-23-03, 12:26 PM
Hi, the doc is a pscyhiatrist. I believe he's got quite a bit of experience with AD/HD kids & adults too. When we (my wife, my son & I) were in his office, he told me (dad) that I had it too, without even evaluating me! I feel so bad for my son, he's got no real friends, he's rejected at school, at play (around the neighborhood) and even at church youth group! Do you think meds along with therapy will help him able to make (and keep) friends? Thanks...Mike

BenFoldsNerd
12-06-04, 02:57 PM
Hi, the doc is a pscyhiatrist. I believe he's got quite a bit of experience with AD/HD kids & adults too. When we (my wife, my son & I) were in his office, he told me (dad) that I had it too, without even evaluating me! I feel so bad for my son, he's got no real friends, he's rejected at school, at play (around the neighborhood) and even at church youth group! Do you think meds along with therapy will help him able to make (and keep) friends? Thanks...Mike

The creative quirks that draw people to ADDers are the same traits that lose friendships. However, from my own experience, once a person receives treatment and consequently gains "self-monitoring" capabilities, he/she attracts friends with their endearing quirks (I really shouldn't flatter myself so much, eh?) and keeps them with his/her newfound self-management. Where I could never tell the difference between saying the right thing or the wrong thing, it seems obvious now; where I used to drag friends down with my irresponsibility, they now all come to me when they need someone they can count on to be responsible. Unfortunately for me, I got treatment at 21. Your son is at the important age for making friends, and with successful treatment, will undoubtedly make and keep many friends for a long time. :-)

Best regards,

Julie

Def1011
12-07-04, 12:42 AM
It does sound like a very common scenerio in both children and adults. Whether it's right or wrong I really can't say.

What type of doctor is doing the medication managment? Is he a specialist? How much experience does have treating children with AD/HD.

Remember that you know your child best. Don't be afraid to question the doctors. As a parent don't be afraid to trust your instinct about your child either.
HI my Name is David and I am new here I came here for help because I am 33 years old and I dont know anyone around me with A.D.D. I was reading your thread and you sound very educated on this subject! I was wonder how Good Metadate ER works on adults and if its better than Adderal

Thank you very Much
David

turbosteve
06-30-08, 12:31 PM
David, I think everyone is different. I've taken Adderall for years and tried Medadate with very little success. It certainly for me doesn't seem to work as well and has a whole group of different side effects. The little it did work for me (50mg CD) was a LOT smoother than Adderall which hit light a train and often wore off the same way. But the Medadate for me is not as good at focus and does little for my bits of depression and social issues. For me when I'm on no meds or in this case little help from the meds I get easily bored and when I get bored I like to buy a new toy to entertain me. Before I knew I had ADD I was averaging a different car a year, motorcycles, boats, electronics you name it. When I'm properly medicated it's a non issue. I know Medadate is not working for me since I'm looking to buy a new car :( Good thing the Dr's appointment is tomorrow let's hope I make it though the night without buying anything!

Steve