Tired mom over here… after about 6 months of trying 5 different stimulants we recognized that they aren’t doing the job for our 8 year old son. Some behavior improved. Focus did not. Then behavior became aggressive and he just didn’t seem himself.
I read good things about guanfacine and our pediatrician recommended trying this as a change to the stimulants. It’s only been 1 week: first gave him in the AM but he was out of it and tired, so we switched to PM. He is still out of it and tired. I worry because he didn’t even want to go to the playground after school and he always does. He didn’t want to draw in bed which he always does and just feel straight to sleep. Is there an adjustment period for this? If anyone has used this medication and has some input we would be grateful. I don’t want to drag it on if it’s not the right fit yet again!
Thanks in advance