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Posted by Derek on February 13, 2000 at 11:11:48:

In Reply to: How long should I wait to see results? posted by Tina on February 13, 2000 at 00:59:31:

: My 8 year old son has been on adderrall (2.5) for 4 days now. Although he has not been seen by a psychologist for testing yet (appt in March) his pediatrician highly suggested we start medication based on his school records. I am not sure whether I am see good or bad results. He has not shown any signs of insomnia, however he does seem "wired". Is this normal and will it go away? I spoke with the doctor on Friday and he said to continue this dose through Monday and on Tuesday increase it to 5 mg. I am not sure if this is the right thing to do. I am struggling with whether I should have waited to have him tested in March before starting meds. Any suggestions, ideas, words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

: Tina

It seems odd to me that your pediatrition perscribed meds without testing, I truely do not know much about being diagnoised at that age.It does seem that you and your child could be missing out on really understanding what is happening in school and how you son thinks and works.As far as the wired goes he should not be too wired or it is not having the right effect, if however he shows some enthusiasm and can hold his train of thought for longer or take on a tast and finish it where he would not have before, then it seems like you are getting somewhere. Good Luck

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