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My almost 6 year old daughter has tried Adderall XR and Concerta and they both caused tics.She is on Strattera now and it is not working.This is the second time we have tried Strattera.Last time we tried it for 6 weeks and it didn't work.I thought if we tried it again it could work this time but I don't see any changes.She almost ran out in front of a car the other day.She is real impulsive.She has never tried the regular release stimulants.I am thinking that reg adderall might not cause tics like the XR because it doesn't stay in your system as long.When she was on Concerta and the Adderall XR she would tic in the evenings.It is breaking my heart to see her struggling in school.She was doing so good on the concerta.She was the best reader in her class.Now she can't hardly read.She told me the other day that she was stupid and hates herself.It is really hurting her self esteem.She doesn't understand why she's not doing as good as she was a few weeks ago.Please Help!Thanks,Brenda
Brenda, my son is doing great with a combination of Adderall RX and Strattera. The great thing that has happened is that they seem to both cancel out the negative side effects of each other.

He started out on just Adderall RX, it didn't work to well. Then we switched to Concerta, it kept him up at night and very emotional. Back to the Adderall RX which was working as long as we upped his dosage each month. Now he is on 25 mg of Strattera and 15 mg of Adderall RX. He is almost 8, weighs 49 lbs. He is eating better, sleeping great, making great grades and having really good behavior. And he is happy! You might talk to your doctor about combining the Strattera with something else.

Good luck!