My 13 year old has mild ADD and we tried Straterra which did nothing and since we went to a developmental pediatrician she suggested Adderall XL. We started out at 20 mg. per day which did well and nowI am trying 30 mg. per day.
Since he started on Adderall his grades have gotten much better and his concentration level improved alot. I have his teachers closley monitor him and his behavior (which has never been a problem) and all say that he is very polite,respectful and focused.
This is something that a parent needs to stay on top of, as I'm sure you do. In fact I will probably go back to 20 mg. per day, I really don't see a change ( between 20 and 30 ) and the less meds the better.
Plus one other thing my husband and I run a fairly tight ship and never allow his ADD to become an excuse for inappropriate behavior.
Last edited by barbsplace4; 12-27-2004 at 05:42 PM.