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Old 04-18-10, 10:53 AM
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C R A S H at the end of each day

We are new to this ADD-I and working on figuring it all out...we have some serious crashing happening at the end of the day, after the meds wear off...it is like he forgot how to behave with out his medicine...frustrating my DH to no end, he wants him off the meds so he can re-learn how to behave..I know there is a better answer. What do others do...he has tried Focalin and Vyvanse with ticks and depression showing up. He is on Metadate and it works about 8 hours. We really hesitate putting him on more medicine....but it is getting tough. Any suggestions welcome.
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Re: C R A S H at the end of each day

Sometimes a higher dose is what's needed, and sometimes a short acting "booster" in the afternoon helps with that too. Talk to the doctor and see what they recommend.
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Re: C R A S H at the end of each day

I understand your struggle with this issue and it's good that you see that it is when the meds wear off that the behavior problems start. That coupled with being the end of the day and all that he had to deal with along the way, yes that would be a time for crashes. Even my NT kids crash at the end of the day. same but different I know.

I don't think taking him off the meds will help him relearn how to behave. I think coming up with coping strategies a routine maybe that will help him learn how to deal with this time would be a much better option. Give him the tools to succeed at this time of day. The you all will better for it
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Re: C R A S H at the end of each day

Thanks for the input so far...I am a good learner just wish DH was as fast as I....I have him reading that fathering the adhd child...hope it will help.
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Re: C R A S H at the end of each day

Could also be 'rebound', search the forum for more info on that. I agree that you should try to tweak his meds, I don't think he "forgot" how to behave. Have you seen the Russel Barkley transcript and videos yet? They are helpful. Good luck!
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Re: C R A S H at the end of each day

http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81316

Spence's Mom- Here's a link to a discussion in General ADHD Talk that has seven reasonably short Dr. Barkley videos and a link to the CADDACC (?) site where the whole of the presentation can be found.

Check out Dizfritz's Corner for good information as well.
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Re: C R A S H at the end of each day

thanks for the info and the link...I was watching those yesterday...I am going to see him on the 7th of May locally for a conference. I am looking forward to it.
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Re: C R A S H at the end of each day

I have a 9 yr old that is currently on Adderall XR 5mg. She has been on this medication since last August. It works during school, but as soon as she gets out she falls asleep within 5 mins of riding home. My sister, that picks her up, has to keep her talking so that my daughter will be alert enough to get out of the car when she gets home. Not sure if she should crash this hard and fast.
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