My 6 Year Old ADHD Child Thriving on Adderall
We went through 3 different types of ADHD medication for my son since he was diagnosed as ADHD before we found the right fit. Adderall has been a godsend for us. It has helped him to focus better in school and has greatly reduced his over hyperactivity and has also helped him with impulse control. Unlike the other medications he had was on before (vyvase, intuniv, and Focalin), Adderall did not cause him to be extremely lethargic when starting it for the first time. His appetite has not been greatly affected, but he is currently taking an appetite stimulant just in case. His mood has not been affected. With intuniv he was very moody and emotional. He has been getting really good marks in school for grades as well as behavior. This is a first! He seems to be a much happier and content child since starting Adderall and I hope that this all lasts! I have heard from other parents of ADHD children that sometimes the good effects finally found with a medication may wear off and a new medication will need to be started. So far (5 months), we have continued to reap the good rewards from Adderall for ADHD. Fingers crossed that this continues without interruption!