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Old 05-14-10, 11:26 PM
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My son became more hyper after using Concerta

First day of having Concerta 18MG, my 9-year-old son became very hyper(even more hyper than before) in the evening. He also burst into anger without much obvious reason. Did someone have similar experience?

Should I call doctor to stop the medication? I heard that doc said there is 4 weeks of time kids adjust to the med.

The reason that I finally agree to put him on med is about his self esteem. He has trouble concentrating and following instructions and therefore he was denied for the school patrol application for next year. All his friends will be school patrol except him. I can feel his pain as a mom.
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Re: My son became more hyper after using Concerta

Sounds like it could be 'rebound'. Search around, there's some good info on that
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Re: My son became more hyper after using Concerta

Thanks, MuscleMama,

I am watching closely this weekend to see when the rebound kicks in.

It breaks my heart when I heard my son's classmate commented him as "fool" because he was very hyper. Kids are just like adults, sometimes can be very mean.
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Re: My son became more hyper after using Concerta

we will be switching to concerta this weekend. i'm praying that it is better than the side effects of focalin xr.
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