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October 26th, 2011, 06:50 PM
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Hi there!! I just wanted to introduce myself. I have 2 kids, boy and a girl. B-4 and G-6. My daughter was just diagnosed with ADHD, but we felt something was going on since 4. She was recently, well today.. prescribed concerta. I am of course, worried about the medication.. but see how much she is affected socially, emotionally and now academically. She already has OT, play therapy, social group, classroom help... so we've tried just about everything except a one on one aide. She is VERY artsy, creative, and a deep thinker.

So I have a couple questions for everyone...

1. Has anyone experienced attention deficit ANXIETY with a touch of hyperactivity??? I've talked to a couple psy.s about this and I've heard this is typical.

2. Does anyone have experience with concerta?

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October 26th, 2011, 08:40 PM
AlexKatieAiden Mommy's Avatar Linda
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Welcome Dana. I am Linda, mommy to 3, Alex is 6.5 and has autism and ADHD, Katie is 5.5 and probably has ADHD, and Aiden is 2.5. I also have ADHD.
Sorry I don't have any experience with Anxiety or concerta but wanted to say welcome and I look forward to getting to know you better.

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October 27th, 2011, 04:07 AM
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Hi Dana and Welcome!!

My son is on Concerta. He started on the low dose of 18mg which we had success with, then the ADHD started to "break through" again so the Dr upped him to the 27mg dose 2.5 yrs ago. After less than a year we had him on the 54mg dose, which has pretty much stabilised and has been working effectively.

He went in for his 6 month check up 4 weeks ago and his weight has declined to the 15 percentile which is not good. However his height increased to the 85 percentile. So the Dr thinks he was having a growth spurt and I must take him back in December for a follow-up to see if his weight goes up to at least the 25 percentile. Weight loss is a side effect of Concerta. the only one we have experienced.

The Concerta was a personal choice, between that and Ritalin. I chose the Concerta because the specialist said it had less long term side effects to Ritalin. I tried to help him naturally before going to the meds, but we were not succesful.
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October 27th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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welcome! Tyler was on Concerta a long time ago so honestly I can't say what kind of issues if any we had.
Tyler has ADHD and anxiety so I feel your pain.

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October 27th, 2011, 02:22 PM
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thanx for responding ladies!!! I really appreciate it. We are going to start her on the concerta tomorrow morning... so I'll keep you updated and I'm sure I'll have TONS of other questions!!!
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