My daughter is 12 and has ADHD Inattentive Type. We started meds recently after she came to me saying she felt her brain wasn’t working 🥺. She’s very well behaved and bright and fun, but very slow with transitions, distracted, and extremely forgetful. She loses things, leaves a trail of messes, and just takes forever to do stuff like getting dressed for school or eating. She doesn’t have a good awareness of time.
She’s been on Concerta 27mg for about a week (upped from 18) and I see no difference with being able to complete tasks or remember things. She says she can’t tell if meds are helping or not. She says she has “good days and bad days”. Focus really isn’t an issue…she can sit still and focus pretty easily. She’s the opposite of hyper but easily distracted and “spacey” (for lack of a better word).
What is the next step here? Change meds or continue to increase the dose? Are there specific meds that help with remembering and completing tasks and being less distracted? We follow up with the pediatrician this week.