My 9 y/o son's ADHD is predominantly inattentive type. He's been on Vyvanse, since September, working up from 10mg to 20 . (We started with it because it works well for our daughter, who has both inattentive and hyperactive symptoms.) It makes a difference but not consistently and not especially dramatically. With the higher dose he is having trouble sleeping, even with melatonin and is eating less. We've also noticed increased outbursts and frustration due to dosing? crash? hunger? lack of sleep?
I'm feeling really overwhelmed by all the variables in play. I'm not sure how to know something is working. On the vyvanse there are awesome days and the days where he is so distracted it feels like we are talking to the wall.
The doctor suggested trying a different medication - long acting ritalan, quillichew. In your experience, how did you arrive at the right medication and dose.