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Posted by Jo Ann Thompson on August 26, 2000 at 02:18:32:

In Reply to: 9 yr old on adderall posted by kay on October 20, 1999 at 15:45:32:

After reading your message,it helps reasure me of how I now see my 8yr. Justin. He is entering the 4th grade this year, he has strugled every sence he was in daycare. Justin problems ranged from hitting to pinching, yelling, screaming, agressive behaivor, crying for always being in trouble, never happy everyday, never ending. Once he started Kindergarten I received several calls from school concerning his behaivor, if they could leave him on the computer everyday he was fine. After 6mo. I finally requested to have him put on Ritilan, everything ran smooth untill 1st grade. Than he started to get worse, so the doctor increase the Ritilan, this has continued until the last day of 3rd grade, and a move into a special class for ADDHA childern. His doctor decided to switch him to Adderall, Oh my good, how my little guy changed, he started behaving like the little guy I use to know. He has changed so much, even the people that I work with have noticed a difference and they don't see him everyday. He attended Summer School and one of the teacher aid from his special 3rd grade class was an aid in his summer school class. Well, I requested him to ask the teacher to call me at work that day. At about 10am that day and I received a phone call from his teacher. Of course firts thing to come out of my mouth was whats wrong. To my suprise she replied, Justin is haveing just a wounderful day, he said that you had wanted me to call you. I almost started crying, I couldn't believe that he remembered to do what I had asked. I was so excited that I called my mother, husband and told everyone at work, and I share with others I know that have childern with the same problems. This was something he has not been able to do, until now he can carry out a requests. He fells better about himself and his printing has improved so much that even he can notice the difference. Now just to convince his father that this is so different than Ritlan, or Dexitrin, which is what he took as a child... and was not monitored...

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