My son is ADHD and has been on Focalin XR 20 mg for some time. He is only 6.
We have tried to change him to other ADHD meds, but it does not work. Even though the Focalin works the best, its not fool proof. I still get frequent calls from the teacher. He refuses to go to speach or he throws his bag. Things he just does not do at home.
My son is extremely smart, but his ADHD still gets in the way. He loves math and puzzles. He has been classified as a logical thinker, but he will need special accommodations for state testings. He is possibly ODD, but Doctor's have not technically classified him as such. This child has several other issues such as a heart murmur, that the cardiologist says it is nothing to worry about (no meds or additional treatment). In addition he has a minor brain cyst. It is time for a new MRI, but I have to get new insurance, as I am no longer employed as of June 5, 2009. This child also has had 2 ear tube surgeries, and 1 eye surgery for Duane's Syndrome Type 1 w/head tilt. This surgery loosened the eye muscle so he did not have to tilt his head so much to focus. The eye doctor did a great job and he does not need glasses.
I have opted to try many natural products, but some of them are not recommended to take with the Focalin.
What would you suggest?
I have looked at this product and it seems to help even with his current medications.
Tell me what you think?