High Funtioning Autistic Son on Concerta
My HFA son is 11 and is taking concerta 18mg for his ADD. I cannot believe the difference it has made for him. He is a totally different child. He used to have major anger bursts, and couldn't focus at school. He was so unhappy and struggled so hard. Everything was a fight with him. His brothers were afraid of him, he was so volotile and unstable. We caved and took him to his phsyciatrist for anger meds, and she instead gave us concerta for ADD.
She earned her paycheck that day.
He hasn't caused a problem at home since we put him on it. He is charming, helpful, respectful, responsible, involved, engaging, cuddly, loving, interested in others, fun to be around, sweet natured, 100% successfull at school, making non disabled friends....you name it. I am in HEAVEN!!!!!!
The only problem I have now is that he is losing weight. He is 11 and only 66lbs. Is anyone else dealing, or has dealt with this? I don't want to stop the Wonder Meds, but......he needs to gain weight or he won't grow when puberty hits. HELP!!!!!