My 5 y/o son was diagnosed with ADHD (primarily hyperactivity) last week. We started on Adderall XR 5mg on Saturday; didn't see much difference. Upped it to 10mg on Sunday and sent him to school on Monday on 10mg. Teacher didn't see difference. Upped it to 15mg on Tuesday and he could NOT sit still. Talked all day about various subjects. Cried easily about 8-10 hours after the morning dose. Couldn't get to sleep until late and was up and down all night. Despite this, doctor said to stay at 15mg for the next two days and see if things improve.
Has anyone actually seen improvement after a few days? I worry that the behaviors that he's exhibiting today will stay the same if we stay on the same med/dose. Or maybe it takes time for his body to adjust?