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Re: Choosing the Right Treatment-Amphetamine Salts ER?

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Originally Posted by NJgabby View Post
Hi,
My 10 y/0 child was recently diagnosed with ADHD and recommended Amphetamine Salts ER 5 MG. He just needs help paying attention in school. He isn't hyperactive nor disruptive (frankly, he has a wonderful loving and creative personality) and have no idea what to expect. We haven't given it to him yet because we are continuing to do our own research. Plus, this doctor seemed very casual to prescribe and didn't even do a full evaluation, didn't even ask my child a single question. Not a good experience but the doctor is supposed to be "one of the best"? Just not feeling comfortable just yet..
That does seem a bit casual. When my granddaughter was diagnosed 10 years
ago, our family doc had us fill out parent evaluation forms, and had her home
room teacher fill out an evaluation form. He based his diagnosis on what he
saw for himself and what the forms told him.

She started out on Concerta which worked very well. The poor kid who argued
with everything was able to process what she was hearing and give a rational
answer instead of being frustrated and angry with herself. Later she was
switched to Vyvanse and had a bad skin reaction as well as it not working.
Then she was switched to Adderall and didn't like the way it made her feel.

There are so many meds and formulas now that most can find one that works
well with few or no side effects. And there's also a swab DNA test that can help
understand which meds are most likely to help. We did that test with my other
granddaughter (ASD) to know which meds to try for mood and anxiety control.
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