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Posted by Patty on May 24, 2000 at 08:56:26:

In Reply to: Adderall: prescription guidelines posted by jeffrey on May 23, 2000 at 19:11:12:

: I have a 9-year-old daughter who does not live with me. Her mother told me that her teacher suggested she be put on Adderall for her behavior problems. For the 5-day school week, they tell me she has greatly improved. however, when she comes to visit me, she does not take her dosage on Saturday or Sunday, and she seems fine. She's attentive, calm, and can concentrate on several things at once. Is there any website I can go to to find out the protocol for this drug? Thanks in advance.
My 16 year old son and I (I'm 44) began taking Adderall during Christmas Break. The only behavior problem he had before the med was learning process - totally involuntary, as if he had a slight learning disability. All of his teachers said he was a pleasure to have in class, and were concerned about him being mis-diagnosed as being ADD/ADHD. I told them he was going to try it anyway & asked them to report to me any differences. In 3 weeks I received glowing reports from astounded teachers. The only detectable difference anyone can see when he forgets to take the med is his school work & organizational patterns. Most of the time he opts not to take Adderall on the weekends. His dosage is the same as mine - two 10mlg. tablets a day. Some folks are doing well on Ritlin or other meds, and some are not. For us, Adderall seems non intrusive and it has helped my son to not only pass his classes, but actually earn high grades. He is delighted. I was able to find free info. about ADD/ADHD on the web by typing in Adderall (other subject related words should work) and clicking on search. Must go to work. Good luck.

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