Hello, I’m new here,
My 6 year old son was diagnosed with severe inattentive and hyperactive adhd in October through the school psychologist. (Grade one for him)
He’s had been having huge problems with behaviour, impulsiveness, distractibility, peer relations and the list goes on since he started kindergarten. He was quite shut down before we tried the medication and was having trouble coping across all settings.
He has been on Adderall xr since November and have been consistently upping the dose and he is now on 20mg. We have come along way with so many things however he is still at a point at school where he is still needs an adult at all times to stay focused. His behaviour and impulsive anger outbursts had gone down but they recently came back with a vengeance last week. We are also noticing he has become so extremely sensitive to noises at school that maybe that’s contributing to the outbursts? He has never been sensitive to noises, in fact it was quite the opposite for years as he was the one making noisy outbursts and not able to control the volume of his body/voice.
We are planning to increase the dose as we’ve seen so many positive changes and he has a bit to go in terms of distractedness. He says he likes the medication that makes him feel “calm”he also says it goes away in the afternoon which it shouldn’t until about bedtime. If anyone has any ideas about whether these could be side effects to the Adderall or if they’ve experienced this in their children I’d love to hear! Thank you so much...