Hi all. My 11 year old daughter got diagnosed with ASD just this past year (along with having been diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago. There really hasn't been a medication that truly has helped her. Definitely not the stimulants. She's been on Intuniv a couple of times and most recently on Strattera 18 MG, (She's been on and off Strattera a few different times in the past year and a half). Do of any of your adolescent daughters take Strattera and which… read more
My son was on intuniv for year and we had to increase 3 times so the dr decided to try to try strattera and he has been on it for month and I have seen improvement but his sensory issues seem to be worse at school with the med change I know strattera is a gradual change just wondering if anyone had same issues?
Has anyone had experience using Strattera (atomoxetine) for focus and mood stabilization in your ASD teen? If so, was it helpful? Any side affects or changes in behaviors? How long did your teen use it?
My daughter that is now 11 yrs old has recently been prescribed Risperdal due to her OCD/repetitive/aggressive behavior. She's been on it for almost 2 weeks now. It seems to slightly help with OCD but still showing repetitive/aggressive behavior. Along with those behaviors, she seems more hyperactive at night, causing her to fall asleep at 3 or 4 in the morning. I was told to give her the Risperdal before bedtime so i am not sure if it is the medication that is causing the hyper behavior.… read more
My son will be 7 years old this month, diagnosis with Autism (high functioning). He also has ADHD, I have not wanted to do medicine as so many side effects. But after 3 years I gave in and tried Ritalin, although it did help him focus and clam him down, the side effects were worse than the benefits. So, I am looking for any and all suggestions (different medicine, natural medicine) that have worked for others. Thank you
My son has been on Daytrana patch since February. He currently is at 20 mg. I feel like it is not working at all. He is more irritable, aggressive and impulsive. He cannot swallow pills due to sensory issues. We previously tried Focalin XR (he kept chewing the beads) and Vyvanse (increased tics). I was wondering about Methylin as it comes in a liquid or chewable or Dextroamphetamine which also comes in a liquid. Anyone have any experience… read more
My son (aspergers/ ADHD ) has been on clonidine for 6 weeks... Positive results as he is calmer and also very happy and a bit social. We started straterra on the weekend for more of the ADHD symptoms. He had his first emotional day at school today this year.. Last year they happened frequently. Wondering what others experiences with straterra are .
I was wondering what time you give it? We were told to do it at night so he'd sleep but that doesnt happen. Im wondering if we gave it to him in the morning if we'd actually see results.