We’ve consistently upped Adderall for our grade 1 son with quite severe symptoms of adhd up to 25mg and as we went up so did his touchiness and temper/extreme anger. We weren’t seeing the attentiveness and focus at school and he become zombie-like so we quickly decided to switch from Adderall last week. Now we are starting at 18mg of concerta and are seeing more energy/in-attentiveness and he’s more “himself” again. Although that is great he’s still unable to function at school. We are waiting to get in to a pediatrician and/or psychologist and I recently read this on an internet article and I’m wondering if any of you have any knowledge/thoughts on combining these drugs?
“ stimulants improve day to day performance for a person with adhd, helping him get things done. They are not effective at calming the internal hyperarousal that many with adhd have. For these symptoms, the majority of people will benefit by adding one of the alpha agonist medications (guanfacjne/intuvniv) to the stimulant”