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Name: felecia` | Date: Mar 8th, 2012 1:43 AM
my son at the same age took the same meds for ADHD and sleep. for the first couple of weeks he will feel sick from the sleep meds. 

Name: GB | Date: Mar 20th, 2012 3:59 AM
For The Nick D...Posted July 2008

You are an idiot...I hope hope you read this post 5 years later!!! You probably do not have kids, but have to run your mouth about something you have no idea, what us as moms have to "Deal with on a daily, hourly, and minute by minute basis"! Some of us are not so lucky to choose whether we "Medicate our children"...its a question of whether they pass, fail, or spend their days in ISS for things that they as 8 years old, have no control over. 

Name: Sheri | Date: Mar 21st, 2012 1:44 AM
My 10 year old son just started taking concerta this week, the lowest dose. He said his head feels tired and he got a lot of energy at the end of his school day. He said his legs feel weird unless he is running. He said his legs now hurt because he's been running so much. He is talking a million miles a minute. I haven't heard of symptoms like this before. Is anybody familiar with symptoms such as these? 

Name: sweetssteph | Date: Apr 3rd, 2012 3:39 PM
my nephew is 6yrs old he is on concerta he takes one each morning before school his teacher said she has had not problems with him. but today i got a call from the rteacher saying hes acting out, wont listen, and cant sit still he told me he took his pill and he is telling the teacher he didnt have it and my mother is the one who usually gives it to him but i cant get in contact with her to know if she did give it to him or not so i took him 1 pill to school but i dont know what can happen if he had it twice now anybody know? 

Name: Christine | Date: Apr 16th, 2012 12:25 PM
My daughters just turned 5 she took her first tablet of mEthylphenidate this morning I know that being on this ud help her at school as she isn't coping well and only has a mental age of a 3 yr old. Even tho I agreed gothic y do I feel so guilty? I felt sick tommy stomach when I gave her the tablet. 

Name: JoAnnna | Date: May 2nd, 2012 1:36 AM
After 8 mos. of agonizing over whether or not to put my then 11 yr old on meds, I consented and the Dr put him on 18 mg Concerta, only after his Gen Med Ped ordered and received blood test results and conducted a physical. The benefits were quick if not immediately obvious. I was told nothing of the Concerta he took on day 1 would remain the next day (cumulative) . Not a wonder drug, it did manage to take the edge off his hyperactivity and inattentiveness in school. During breaks, I was able to take him off the meds. A caveat: the Dr said if the patient is physically active and/or has history of heart problems, an EKG is in order. So, I took him off pending the EKG and, again, noted a quick change in behavior. Still, without an EKG I'm not putting him back on (heart trouble on both sides and his father passed away 10 yrs ago). My son is now 12 and he and I both want him back on soon. 

Name: monique | Date: May 7th, 2012 4:35 PM
i need some feedback for my 6year old son 

Name: Brady cone | Date: May 14th, 2012 7:10 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but I personally have been taking concerta for about 3 years now and never have experienced tics. For me, I did lose my appetite for about a month per each increase in dosage. If you take concerta too early (I would say no later than 11:00) you will probably experience some sleep deprivation. All of this info is from personal experiences, and I am only thirteen, but this is just what I have figured out. I hope this helps! 

Name: g | Date: May 17th, 2012 4:59 PM
i have an 8y/o that has a etough time focusing. hearing tech said this may be capd, i need help. 

Name: Carmen | Date: May 21st, 2012 6:12 AM
Hi my daugther, has 5years taking Conserta, and I would like to know, If may affect on her body, organs ect, ect 

Name: somerset mom | Date: May 23rd, 2012 8:19 PM
about this concerta i think my little girl is gettin worse the concerta wears off around 5 or 6 and she gets more hyper plus she blurts out things and she cant sit down for nothin i think i need see a new doc? 

Name: Kassi | Date: Jun 13th, 2012 2:17 PM
I'm 11, and I take 27 mg Concerta
from experience, I can barely sleep with it,
so it's good that he takes that Chlonidine. No, I have
not experienced any unusual side effects,
except for maybe headaches. (But that may
be related to something else, so don't take
my word for it, because after all, I AM 11.)
I'd say monitor him and ask the phychiatrist.
If you're looking for any other sleep aids, try
a melatonin supplement. It tastes good, and it's
natural :) 

Name: Kassi | Date: Jun 13th, 2012 2:20 PM
I just realized, my answer was totally off topic...hehe I don't think my Concerta's kicked in yet, my legs are bouncing like crazy. I hate ADHD sometimes. My parents have ADHD so that doesn't help. 

Name: stormy | Date: Jul 19th, 2012 1:31 AM
My 9 year old daughter is having red fingertips and palms. She says they are tender. I too notice she isn't sleeping well. 

Name: CrystalK | Date: Jul 22nd, 2012 12:38 AM
My daughter took Concerta for about 3 years. It really did help especially in school with concentration. But now that she has been on it for so long it no longer seems to be helping. We just took her off of it and really have not noticed any difference. She never had any side effects from it either. 

Name: Heather | Date: Jul 24th, 2012 8:58 PM
My child is 17 yrs old and has taken concerta since she was in 3rd grade and had no problems but my problem is her school and teachers. Not asking for special treatment just more help. 

Name: michele | Date: Jul 27th, 2012 3:13 AM
My son who is 8 has taken concerta and went up to 54mg which is when he developed severe eye ticks, his school work and focus was amazing though . He too had sleep problems but since I haven been giving him 5mg of Melatonin he is now in bed at 9 every night and a sleep instead of 12.
We have just started Vyvanse and his ticks are back along with him being very unfocused and argumentative which is not like him at all.
I have tried for 4 years health, exercise and extra tutoring for adhd kids before I went I considered medication, but after seeing the change in him with focus and happiness at school I am going to keep trying. 

Name: Maria Costa | Date: Aug 21st, 2012 1:16 PM
My 7 year old son has been taking Concerta 18mg for about 6 weeks...we have found it every effective but he is having such a difficult time getting to sleep at night. I do not want to put him on any sleep medication. Any advice? 

Name: BillyJean | Date: Aug 24th, 2012 12:57 AM
My 8 year old is taken Concerta for while now and it is NOT working for him. He fighting of ( kicking, thorwing things around the house and hits) its getting old and im getting sick of it. He not geting any better as times goes by. I not Know what to do any more!!! 

Name: Steph | Date: Sep 5th, 2012 2:27 AM
My 13 year old (5'5) daughter recently started taking Concerta. When she started she first started the medication she was 100 pounds right on the dot, now she is 94 pounds. I read that loss of apatite is one of the side effects, but she barley ever eats at all. She will eat breakfast, no lunch, and about 2 bites of dinner. She is beginning to get concerned that the medication is making her anorexic, but she still does not want to stop it. She suffers from sever ADHD and is taking a 54mg. She also often says that she is very light headed, and feeling like she is about to faint but hasn't yet.
I am very concerned. 

Name: callie | Date: Sep 15th, 2012 12:00 PM
My son is 6 and has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 3 1/2 we took him to 3 specialist in Hanover at the CHADD program, he was on Ritalin, Ritalin LA, and now Concerta 54mg, I really didnt want him on any medication but he basically couldnt function outside or inside the home, made random sounds all day, would twirl around, run up the walls, furniture, couldnt go to the bathroom always had accidents, couldnt keep his hands to himself ect. after finally agreeing this was no way for our son to live we decided on medication, which has has some great turnouts including: Able to go to school, function in class, hes been able to slow down so he can learn, he loves school, is very intelligent and hes able to show it, uses the toilet through out the day without accidents, now the BAD side effects: Doesnt eat anything or basically anything during the day, which i try to give him a big breakfast and late dinner because until the meds wear off hes not hungry, ive also tried the new pediasure chocolate milk drinks to help him gain weight but of course he doesnt like the taste, so im going to try something else with those, maybe add some chocolate syrup to them to get him to drink them in the afternoon, another side effect is his sleeping pattern he has a hard time sleeping some nights, we tried all natural melatonin but he was having nightmares so that didnt work, so our doctor recommended on the nights he wasnt tired give him childrens liquid benydryle which does help a lot, he seems to sleep sounder, another side effect was ticks but this was when he first started the Concerta he would do this scary neck stretch thing and lick his lips constantly but he now doesnt do that at all, ive also noticed which has been the worst side effect he has lost his spirit, i mean when hes not on medication( which i tried for a week a few times brutal but) hes so happy when he sees something he likes or something interesting his emotions are so much more pronounced which i miss but get a glimpse of inside the insane tornado that comes with morning and late night...over all the choice we made to put our son on Concerta has been a blessing, were hoping to get him into a school just for adhd children so he can learn the way hes supposed to more visual and hands on. On another note my sons father was diagnosed with ADHD in the early 80's and wasnt treated with medication when he was 16 and up, hes been on every medication there was for ADHD then and told me some worked some didnt, he struggled with good behavior throughout his life, ended up experimenting with drugs at 15 when he was transferred to a larger school, which has lead to some troubles and addictions, he also was in an outward bound program for months when he was a teen he feels like if he was able to keep that program an option he would have been kept more stable, also he felt like he always had to be the cool guy very outgoing, outspoken and became the puppet to many of his "friends" which got him into trouble, i think this will always be a problem with our son throughout his life but if we take the steps necessary to prevent a future of rebellion and get him into something he really enjoys and keep him on track he will live a healthy productive life, good luck to you all, i know how hard it can be :) 

Name: Errolene | Date: Oct 7th, 2012 12:38 AM
My son has been on Concerta for the past 5 months and yesterday he started vomiting, a few hours ago we found a object in the vomit that resembles a capsule which seems to have some kind of fluid commng out from one side of it. It is green in colour and he is now in hospital on a drip. Is this possible 

Name: Tanya | Date: Nov 6th, 2012 5:48 PM
My son is 14 yrs he's on 72 mg of concerta in the a.m. And 18 in the afternoon he's having a medical procedure done today and the gave him 2 mg of lorazepam I'm afraid it's not going to wrk has anyone been threw anything like this? 

Name: claire-louise | Date: Nov 9th, 2012 5:46 PM
my daughter has been takin it for just under a year now and she hasnt had any unusal side affect jst her appitite isnt alot wen her tablets are goin around her body.... i dont know bout the night time tablets her doctor has only said today for her to have them so if u cud tell me if they have any side affects i wud be very greatfull.
i hope i helped and gud luck xx 

Name: sharon | Date: Nov 14th, 2012 5:23 PM
yes, my 6 year old has diffiiculty sleeping he also takes concerta and chonidine to sleep. lexapro was added 6 mos ago and can't say that helped either nothing seems to work well. we are constantly changing meds and he still has problems at school, has to be separated from he class because of disturbances. will not eat much has lost weight., his eyes were dililated like someone who's a drug addict. at home he's pretty good but with other kids his age there's where most of the problem begins. don't know what to do for him but pray for something that works or better yet maybe he'll outgrow some of these issures. 

Name: bridgette | Date: Dec 14th, 2012 11:40 PM
my kid takes this drug for adhd but i dont know if i can give him pain medcine with it 

Name: TammyE | Date: Dec 16th, 2012 4:36 PM
So hard to know what to do with your child's health all the time isn't it. This drug and that drug they put the on this..and it works for a short time....It is always so confusing. And then as they grow you need to go through it all over again. 

Name: Mackenzie | Date: Jan 9th, 2013 7:17 PM
I am 20 and just started taking concerta again, and honestly I wonder why my mother kept me on it when I was young. At 20, waking up, taking concerta and then promptly vomiting before school is terrible, but I did the same thing when I was very young.
In my opinion young children should never be medicated for ADD/ADHD. Being 20 and having the full knowledge of side effects, I made a knowing and conscious choice to go on this medication. A child does not have that knowing or choice. 

Name: By mom | Date: Jan 15th, 2013 4:19 AM
Has anyone tried the new extended release methylphenidate oral solution, Quillivant? 

Name: TammyE | Date: Jan 15th, 2013 6:19 PM
I haven't see anyone post anything as of yet. But I am going on a search for it. Thanks by mom 

Name: kim | Date: Jan 24th, 2013 7:52 PM
my son two year old and he took concerta 27mg what can happend to him when its was not for him 

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