Vyvanse vs concerta adults

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I think you will find the information useful as it compares Vyvanse vs Adderall XR. Do make sure you also click on their ADHD link at the top of the page once you have finished reading. The site is - http://healthlifeandstuff.com/2009/07/vyvanse-vs-adderall-simple-vs-complex. You also might want to check out another very good site for adult ADD. Its has a different approach to the matter as it is all done with videos and was recently featured in a special on PBS.
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My son is 8 years old and he has been on concerta for 1 year. It has been upped four times. He started on 18 mg upped to 36 mg upped to 52 mg upped to 72 mg. Every time I spoke to the doctor about it not working as well as it should they would up it saying he needed a higher dose. when they moved him to 52 mg he started hitting kids at school, throwing fits and then they upped it to 72 saying the impulsiveness is there and his body adjusted to it and needed a higher dose.
Boy, would I love to see a science based study looking at children that were given natural remedies vs. nothing vs. medication for adhd/add. My child is not on medicine but I know of many many success stories of children that found themselves achieving what THEY have always wanted to achieve in school. When it is a success, it is a wonderful thing. When it is a disaster it is a terrible thing. That is why one can only share their own experience with their family or people they know well vs.
We have switched him to concerta and it seems to be OK. Its worth it to be able to have a conversation with him and know he is listening. I can give him a direction and he actually hears me. I still make him repeat my instructions, but I don't feel like he's always in la la land. You must also bear in mind that medication alone won't do it. The child will also need therapy to deal with whatever else is going on with them. So, in our case yes, meds were helpful.
anyway i just don't like the fact that it seems so many more children are quickly scripted amphetamine before other methods are tried, while adults with ADHD are often dismissed. my former insurance company said they stopped covering ADD medications for anyone over the age of 18, which is ridiculous! i'm not bashing the drug.
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