We are in the process of finding the right medication and dosage for my 9 year old daughter. We first tried Adderall - she seems to have had some gains at school but she lost weight (she is already tiny) and said that it made her feel sick. With dosages over 5mg she became a zombie. We moved to Vyvanse this week. She is complaining about stomach cramping, she has no appetite and going to sleep is becoming impossible. So this one feels like a miss as well.
I resisted medicating her and going through this process is heartbreaking. My questions are:
Do we need to just accept some side effects? Or do I keep trying other meds?
How do you get a good read on the gains at school when your teacher is new and does not have a baseline (time with your inmedicated child) on your kid?