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    Old 11-11-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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    has anyone suffererd with more tic's since taking concerta??

    today i had a good chat with my sons adhd spacialist and i mentioned about my son having more tics in the last 6 mths more than he used too and she suggested it 'could' be the concerta as it is not conclusive that medication can cause them as they could already be there in the first place, she has referred him to another doctor just to investigate wether its the medication or something else toretts was suggested and im just wondering if anyone else suffer's from tics since starting medication for adhd and how common it is from meds?? i would really apprecate your comments for my peace of mind so i can find some medication that won't effect tic's as you can imagine this is causing my son distress as other children at school comment on certain things he does

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    Old 11-13-2008, 06:42 AM   #2
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    Re: has anyone suffererd with more tic's since taking concerta??

    My son 10, suffers from small tics exhasberated by the meds. He had a few before we started the meds (anxiety driven) and the meds for the ASHD make them worse. We just backed off the Vyvanse to the smaller dose and his tics have been much less severe.

     
    Old 11-23-2008, 07:39 AM   #3
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    Re: has anyone suffererd with more tic's since taking concerta??

    hi spamlula

    thanks for your post. my son's doctor wants to increase the concerta as it's not having much effect apart from the tic's are worse so at the mo she wants to investigate whether it's something else as we don't want the tic's to get even worse if it's the meds which i have a feeling it could be, might have to try another type of meds if thats the cause.

     
    Old 11-29-2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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    Re: has anyone suffererd with more tic's since taking concerta??

    yes, i have been on concerta for quite some time now and i have noticed i actually started getting tics when i started the meds. they do not effect me to much but i do notice them and others have also i have never thought anything of them so i havent brought it up with my specialist.

    i am not sure why concerta causes tics but maybe ur specialist could help

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    Old 11-29-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
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    Re: has anyone suffererd with more tic's since taking concerta??

    My son is 12 and has been on concerta for several years for adhd. It has helped him so much and has no adverse reactions that I have noticed.

     
    Old 11-29-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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    Re: has anyone suffered with more tic's since taking concerta??

    hi scottish hypo

    thanks for your post. i mentioned it to his specialist and she noticed more than usual so she's referring him to another doctor to see if its anything else first if not then its most likely the meds, i didn't think too much of them at first but Ive noticed their more noticeable if you know what i mean, movements with head, mouth, and legs and constant touching or tapping of walls, doors, floors, tables and was concerned how other people would react to him as he's only 11 and has said how ppl have commented at school.

    obviously i don't want more negative comments for him at school as it doesn't do any good for his self-esteem, the doc said might have to take him off concerta! hopefully if its the meds then maybe something else can be tried, thanks for sharing your experience with concerta i always think its best to have advise from someone who takes concerta and how it effects them. an i ask what are your tics? as my son doesn't seem to have control over certain movements and its very repetitive.

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    Old 11-29-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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    Re: has anyone suffered with more tic's since taking concerta??

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    My son is 12 and has been on concerta for several years for adhd. It has helped him so much and has no adverse reactions that I have noticed.
    hi there

    thanks for your post, I'm glad to here concerta works well for your son, i know each med can work differently with each child, maybe concerta isn't the one for my son then, seems to have a few side affects which are not suiting him. will have to investigate and just check it's nothing else, but i also know it can cause them in some cases.

     
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    Re: has anyone suffererd with more tic's since taking concerta??

    We found that increasing his dose made the ticks even worse and more noticible. that is why we cut back. next week we see the pdoc and are going to stop the Vyvanse. There is medication for tics but how far do you want to go?Is the Concerta perfect otherwise ?with school? then I would think about quafacine, generic for Tenex , Alot of people use it.

     
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    Re: has anyone suffered with more tic's since taking concerta??

    generally speaking it will be a contraction of the muscles in my leg causing it to move i have a few with my arms and head area but it is mostly legs, and mostly when i am sitting down or lying, if by the repetitive u mean tapping his foot on the floor, playing with a pen, bitting fingers etc, these are all thinks that i get and are generally caused by being unable to concentrate whilst sitting still. if there is anything else just ask

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    Re: has anyone suffered with more tic's since taking concerta??

    hi scottish hypo

    thank you once again for your post, my son seems to have the same as you, his leg movements are more when walking around he seems to flick his leg, as for the tapping and touching i find these are when sitting still so could be concentrating on TV or when just sat still which he finds very difficult. it has helped hearing your experiences too and that they are very similar to my sons so maybe could be part of adhd and have got worse with the meds. hopefully i will find out when go back to doctor.

     
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    Re: has anyone suffered with more tic's since taking concerta??

    hi spamula

    thanks for your post, Ive noticed that the tics got worse when started concerta he's on 36mgs at the moment and it doesn't seem to be working as well as the doctor would like for school. she wants to increase the concerta but because of the tics hasn't done yet as she wants to investigate the tics as she hadn't noticed them as much in earlier visits, if there's nothing else causing them then i think she will change the meds. i will look into the suggestions you have given me for other medication for the tics as there causing him problems at school with other children noticing them. he's also had his stattera increased which seems to have a better result at school and home so hopefully its just a case of getting the other meds right.

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