My son has been on ADHD MEDS since he was 8 years old. He is now 16. He continues to struggle in school.
This past summer we took a vacation from the meds. It really made me cry when I saw his true personality. He is so funny. But..,. Impulsive and basically all over the place.
He is a junior in high school now and I can’t see him being responsible enough to go to college. This truely breaks my heart because he is very bright . From having all these struggles it has affected his self esteem. I have noticed the past few years the anger when he is taking his meds. I also feel he has no drive/passion.
He has been on many different meds over the years. Right now he is taking
Concerta . He was taking intuitive with the concerta for the past 5 years and it was wonderful! ( if your child can’t sit still in class this is great). Now thT he is older he didn’t seem to need it( maturity).
But if anyone has had similar experiences please let me know what works for your 16 year d boy. He has a med check up and I think it’s time to change.