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Posted by Lacy on September 09, 2000 at 18:50:52:

In Reply to: Re: Adderall- Does anyone NOT like it? posted by BWC on August 27, 2000 at 20:07:02:

:The edginess in the morning is really hard to can also be really emotionally charged at the end of the day..the benefits are there but it is sure hard to accept that this is the way if your child doesn't have the hyperactivity because you have only a vague social ineptness and lack of focus..not very aggressive symptoms...then you give the drug and you have great focus but edginess and mood's the self image that you are constantly trying to keep whole in the face of the ADD symptoms and the social detachment that they can bring. It is just hard to know what is best. Anyone out there without hyperactivity that still thinks adderall is the way? There seems to be a lot of talk about adderall being this wonder drug for ADD. However, I am 27 years old and have switched from ritalin to adderall, and have been having a pretty rough time with mood swings and edginess. I have tried different dosing options, but the result is almost always the same. Has anyone else had a bad experience with this drug?

: : Yes! Our son took it for 4 days, one dose in the morning and only 5 mgs. He had real bad "tics" and we stopped it immediately. Some say after a few weeks it is in your system and all this stops. But I say don't take any chances!

: Our 8-year-old son is going on 3 years taking Adderall. He started with 5 mgs and now is up to 15 mgs on school days and 10 mgs on weekends. Most mornings for the past few weeks he has been a bear in the morning prior to taking his med (he takes 1 dose in the morning). He had been on a 2-week holiday prior to that. He has some problems getting to sleep and some loss of appetite but it does wonders for his concentration at school. His mood swing seems to be from grouchy in the morning (not all the time) to pleasant the rest of the day. His grouchiness may stem from a combination of needing some food and the med.

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