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    What medication are you using to help your child with ADHD

    We've recently started our 7 year old with ADHD on adderall xr. This has really helped improve the quality of his life.

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    Glad to hear that! My son recently started adderall and I'm kinda worried b/c its a narcotic. I've done lots of research on it but haven't come across any one who's child uses it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon Mayo View Post
    Glad to hear that! My son recently started adderall and I'm kinda worried b/c its a narcotic. I've done lots of research on it but haven't come across any one who's child uses it.

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    Adderall is very fast acting and doesn't linger. It either works or it doesn't. One side effect is reduced appetite.

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    I don't agree! My son was on aderall from the age of 6 to almost 9 & in those couple years he had severe GI problems (without diagnosis), heart palpitations, stunted growth as well as weight loss/poor weight gain!! He was also placed on a feeding tube due to losing so much weight!! The extended hospital stays & numerous appts. with specialists was so overwhelming! The Dr's & specialists would never admit that it was because of the medication but that's the only thing that was new! Finally I decided to just stop the medication against their advice & guess what do you know....he's not had an episode of vomiting uncontrollably in almost a year!!
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