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An_255526 posted:
I am raising my grandkids and my 11 year old grandson has had adhd for 4 years. He was started on aderall 4 years ago. I a a nurses and at that time I took a nursing course on adhd and have been working with a doctor on the dosing. About 4 weeks ago his grades started dropping and behaviors started at schools. This week I have asked the school to note his hourly behaviors. I plan to take my grandson to the doctor and we may need to increase his dose. Right now he gets 10mg in the am and 5mg at noon. does anybody have any information on aderrall or any other information that can help e?
ubblessed responded:
My son has ADHD. I had to watch his behaviors and actions to know how much and when he needed medication. I believe that each individual is different as to the way they react to medications. My son could not focus; however, when I gave him Ritalin (20 years ago) in the morning before school, he could focus until it wore off. I set up his schedule to have English and Math in the morning and when it was wearing off - he had PE. He would eat lunch, then have another dose of Ritalin. This is what I discovered on my own. When I was doing what the doctor said, my son wouldn't eat and he became very thin. I made sure he ate before I gave him the Ritalin because I observed what was happening to him. My son is 32 years old now and still needs to be on medication, but he won't take it anymore. He and his father think that I should NOT have medicated him at all. I work in the school system and I know that he would not be able to get an education without the medication.

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