Has anyone done genetic testing to see which ADHD med is best for your ADHD child?
My son's doctor did it and I went along because I figured it can't hurt. The results were interesting. It indicated that there are a few meds he does not metabolize well. Ironically, those meds are ones that he had the most significant side effects from in the past and the reason we stopped all meds for a while.
One of the meds the report indicated he could take is Focalin. He had never taken that one before. He is on that now. So far, no side effects, but I also am not sure it's working to the extent he needs it to. However, the doctor did start him on a very low dose and we just increased it, so time will tell I guess.
I don't believe these tests are 100% accurate. His doctor also doesn't necessarily believe it is 100% accurate either - he said it's just something we can use as a starting point for him since he has had so much trouble on meds in the past.
I just wondered if anyone else has done this type of testing and what your experience has been.