My daughter is now 12. We have been on every every med for adhd since first grade. Every single one had terrible side effects that did not dissipate with time. When we lowered the dosage the side effects went away but so did the effectiveness of the meds. She is in 7th grade and constantly sick from her meds. We don't know what to do. We have tried so much and nothing really has clicked for her.
My son is 7 and his meds works like a dream. Seeing how effective his meds are (how they do help him) I can see that when it works it really WORKS! He had little to no side effects and wants to take his meds because he see;s how it helps him (a miracle).
I don't know what to do anymore. I my daughter hates taking her meds and everyday is a challenge. And I understand her why would she want to take med that make her have ticks, and feel so tired....etc.