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Posted by Doug Bri Mor on October 05, 2000 at 00:50:40:

In Reply to: Son just put on Adderall posted by Tabitha on September 22, 2000 at 21:02:45:

I have a 9 year old son, just put on Adderall today. I am trying to find out as much i: nformation as possible. I would like to hear the good, the bad and the ugly from anyone willing to share their experiences with me.

: I have read some of the stories online and I feel for those parents who have horrific stories to tell. I would consider myself lucky, my son has the temper, but he isn't violent. I would appreciate any help or advice thanks.

: Tabitha

Tabitha: My son was disgnosed with ADHD at the age of 16, 1 1/2 years ago. Although he did outstanding on Adderral, with six months we saw adverse reactions. He lost weight,had circles that were really dark under his eyes, couldn't sleep, and then became really like a nasty drunk. The last moment was he lost his temper, screamed, broke the front door and I had him arrested. Even though I tried to convey these changes durning that time to my peditrician, he kept telling me there were no side effects to the drug. Well after this episode, I took him to the doctors and he die lose weight, 23lbs, and his cell count was low. We switched ever so slowly onto Ritalin and now I am at a point after much research and many books that I feel it is probably necessary to wean him off this too. Do as much research as possible, these are dangerous waters we are trending and I am beginning to wonder is I made the right choices for my sons future. Pray, and I will remember you and all the parents who seem to be in our situation.

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