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<![CDATA[ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Children's Diagnosis & Treatment]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums This forums is for parents to discuss issues related to diagnosis and treament of children with AD/HD en Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:31:35 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.addforums.com/forums/images/misc/rss.jpg <![CDATA[ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Children's Diagnosis & Treatment]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums Best Way to Get Full Day Coverage from Concerta http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192336&goto=newpost Mon, 09 Jul 2018 22:17:22 GMT Hi all,
My DS13 is newly diagnosed. He's been on Concerta ER 18mg dosage for about 10 days with success. He is starting high school next month and I am worried about what to do to get full day coverage. He has an IQ in the highly gifted range and did well in middle school (but it took way more time and effort than it should have due to his inability to focus) High school will be completely different with 4 Honors classes plus two others. It was clear this past year that he needs the meds to keep his brain and actions in check so that he can perform the way he wants to without his thoughts going in a million directions.

We started the meds so that we could see how it worked for him while he was doing his summer get ahead classes. The Concerta works for about 8-9 hours. He's lost his usually hearty appetite but I make sure he eats a big breakfast and late dinner.
When school starts, he will need to take the meds at about 7:30 am, which will last until he gets home from school but before he does homework, which will probably be another 2-3 hours per night.
He tried a IR Ritalin at the lowest dosage but that made him feel poorly and all shaky.
Are there other options for evening coverage?
Thank you. ]]>
AnneElliot http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192336
Helpful Tips to get my 5yr old to take his Meds http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192242&goto=newpost Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:17:51 GMT My little guy does great when we can get him to take his methylphenidate. He doesn’t do well with swallowing the capsule, so we’ve been opening it up and mixing it into different foods: spoon-amount of Nutella, orange juice, cholocate milk. First few days work “OK”, but then he mentions he... My little guy does great when we can get him to take his methylphenidate. He doesn’t do well with swallowing the capsule, so we’ve been opening it up and mixing it into different foods: spoon-amount of Nutella, orange juice, cholocate milk. First few days work “OK”, but then he mentions he tastes the “yucky seeds”, and then refuses that type of attempt going forward.

Anyone have other suggestions?
Will crushing the “seeds” further help?

Thanks in advance for your insights.

-TrigonDave ]]>
TrigonDave http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192242