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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 

Name: rooty99 | Date: Feb 16th, 2013 2:29 PM
I read so many of your comments and am shocked and saddened. My son who's now almost 15 was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD a little over a year ago. He had major major mood swings and sever impulsive behaviour. We saw a specialist and he put him on Concerta. Due to him being an older kid, he's bigger, so we've kind of gone through the dosages a bit...increasing after a few months.
This has truly been a wonder drug for our family! I finally have my son back!!!! He's on 54mg - he takes it daily - regardless if it's during the summer months or not. Simply as it can be put - he's a normal kid while he takes it. He has very few side effects (if any) from it.
He went from being suspended over 25 times in 1 school year, having teachers complain daily about his behaviour, failing each of his classes.......to hovering the honour roll, teachers are finally praising his behaviour, and he's been accepted onto sports teams at school.

I hope each of you come to find your 'wonder drug'!!!! 

Name: chloe | Date: Feb 17th, 2013 7:44 PM
yeah me 

Name: dawn | Date: Feb 21st, 2013 3:34 AM
my 13yr old was taking MEDIKINET 10MG 3 times daily, his sleep was effected, hope that puts you at ease a wee bit 

Name: crystal87 | Date: Mar 4th, 2013 3:00 AM
My 6 year old daughter started on ridalin 2 weeks ago what a difference i noticed she was happy reports from the teacher were great we took her back to dr to check and she switched her to concerta 18mg she started off really quite shes seems to do ok and then she gets real nasty emotional very childish today was the second day and i also take concerta which helps me alot but should i be concernd iam a nervous reck 

Name: Kelly | Date: Mar 21st, 2013 11:31 PM
My 6 year old son started taking Concerta but was taken off it within a week because he developed facial tics. After I thought the tics had worked out, we started him on Vyvanse and this caused the tics to come back, only worse. The doctor now wants me to try a NON stimulant drug. I am feeling a little reluctant to try him on anything else because we have also tried Adderall and Ritalin and had side effects such as violent anger outburst and mood changes. Meanwhile, he is still struggling in school, both academically and socially. I am at my wits end. 

Name: mom43 | Date: Mar 29th, 2013 5:22 AM
Hi ,my son is 9 years old he did take vivanse last year it did work for him his doctor advised us to continue the med during the summer. it was not a good idea the next school year was not as good as the one before we think he developed tolerance to it . we did stop the vivance for 4 months had a second opinion from a child psychology he told us 1 sign him up at kumon for six months only to develop a better learning habits,and after 6 weeks he prescribed Conserta 27mg today was his first day it went OK he did not finish his school lunch but he ate well at 10 pm. Ihope it well work 

Name: Tracey | Date: Apr 1st, 2013 11:59 AM
My 9 year old son had taken it for about 6 weeks or so. He takes Clonidine to sleep sometimes. He has been having a tough time, it makes him zombie like but focused. Can't go to sleep easily, and now seems to be depressed and sad 

Name: Kim | Date: Apr 4th, 2013 9:48 AM
Goodmorning, My son has had adhd for many years we have gone through some many pills I lost count some worked for awhile n some did not but we he started taking concerts that was the best thing ever we started at a small dose 18mg n worked our way up to 54mg it last about ten hours then after to get him thru the rest of the day n homework he takes a small dose of ritalin then trazadone at night. This has been a wonderful thing now for many years concerta was the answer best of luck everyone. 

Name: Kim l | Date: Apr 4th, 2013 11:04 AM
Hello, My son is 8 we have been battling adhd for many years. I have to say it's one of the most hardest thing a parent n child will ever have to go thru. I've been thru the tantrums outburst mood swings public fighting kicking screaming sleepless nights being kicked punched objects thrown broken the list goes on. My heart ached for my child when he or I could control this I always knew it wasn't his fault unless it was a behavior problem then he got punished. But it's extremely hard I was beyond myself after school being on me for issues with him we went to the docts many of them n diff ones phys counselor behavioral ones etc finally we started meds n went thru many kinds n diff doses. My son started taking concerta 18mg then after time we are up to 54mg this has been amazing it last about 10hrs he takes 15mg of ritalin after school then trazadone to help him sleep. My son family and I can have a life attend public outings vacations I know what expect and plan according. you might see a appetite decrease but when the meds wear off they will make up for the calories lost I do a high carb/calorie diet with him concerta has been the answer for many years. Best of luck to everybody ;-) 

Name: adam | Date: Apr 4th, 2013 11:35 AM
yes i take 72mg concerta er tablets and now i have tics really bad it wont go away and my chest and throat makes weird noises 

Name: Kimberly l | Date: Apr 4th, 2013 11:51 AM
response to adam my son has never experienced any side affects like that I'm really sorry. Have u tryed a lower dose or breaking up ur doses thru out the day? 

Name: urmomtoo | Date: Apr 4th, 2013 5:28 PM
No but if its a liquid, make sure it won't cause problems with a childs permanent teeth down the road. Ask your dentist about it. 

Name: Carrie | Date: Apr 27th, 2013 4:40 PM
My son was on concerta - 27 er mg for 60 days and then down to 18 mg er for a couple of days. He started having excessive blinking issues. The pediatrician said it was allergies and so we treated the blinking as such for several weeks with no change. Finally saw a different doctor who said it was definitely a tic caused by the concerta. Changed meds to focalin 5 mg twice a day and hopefully the tic will go away. I feel terrible as I am the one that pushed my husband into allowing us to put our son on meds to begin with. Over the last year and a half, we have tried many different meds at many different dosages. I don't want my son to have to take meds but he is only 8 and isn't old enough yet to learn to control his behavior at all. 

Name: Helen | Date: Apr 29th, 2013 3:42 PM
My 11 yr old has Concerta and complains often of a terrible stomach ache soon after taking the tablet in the morning- any suggestions please as its very worrying 

Name: KIM | Date: May 7th, 2013 5:27 PM
Helen my son is on concerta he complains that he isn't hungry once the pill kicks in. If ur child keeps complaining his stomach hurts call the Doct and see how long u should give it until u should maybe change meds good luck 

Name: Elizabeth | Date: Jun 15th, 2013 8:39 PM
My dd she is was taking clonidine the doctor stop right now because she was taking concerta unusual effect none I think 

Name: Insomniac mom | Date: Aug 2nd, 2013 9:32 AM
Yes my son has been on concerta for 8 years. It has done wonders for him. When he does not take it we immediately know it. He started on 18 mg then went to 27 then 36 then 54 but due to sports I brought him back down to 36 at times I know he could use a 54 but I'd rather not go that high a 36 is good I even give him a 27 here and there when I know we are going to be out and active just so that he does not have such a high dose going through him. Every so often he will get a slight case of tics but it flares up when he is under stress or nervous/worried. His episodes last no more than about two to three weeks but can affect his social and emotional state. As he has gotten older he seems to have outgrown them some. I have tried non stimulant meds but they seem to do nothing for him but make him gain a ton of weight. I like concerta and would not put him on any other stimulant other than this one. Hope this helps 

Name: Neil | Date: Aug 11th, 2013 10:35 AM
Im 19 , since age 10 i was on ritialn then when i was around 14-15 i was put onto concertra 36mg then another along with it . i had to stop taking them because it was making me depressive, moody, angry for no reasons .its been years since ive had to take the medication and my brain is truely ruined in parts that i get migraines every other day i cant even talk as well as i used to my head still works fast but acts impusleivly i only realized that it was the adhd tablets that ruin your life 

Name: fernando | Date: Oct 11th, 2013 3:36 AM
My 12 year old Daughter was in concerta for 18 months, after a year she started to develop some uncontroling motion of her stomach, and rolling the eyes, after a while she develop more tics, her arms swing suddenly and her neck twitches got out of control, so whe got now medication for the ticks and she also was taking Clonedine, then straterra and aderall at the end, but all this medications are couasing more problems, and she is constantly aware people is looking at her, causing more ancienty, I took her of medication 100%, is been 3 days and they seems to go down a bit on intensity, but she has headaches, I think is because her body is crabing the meds. I am no Doctor but I have decided to take another root for now, I can always go back to the medications, but I have reed so much buy know that I think is an option, I will come and comment from time to time an report, I have bought a brain boost, she has taken one in the morning and one at night, the pills are about $40 Canadian and it seems fine to me, if they do what they claim. I actually notice some kind of improbment, perhaps is because she has not had andy meds beside brain boost, maybe is the mediacation, but her ticks ar now about every 13 seconds, they where about 7 or 8 apart, and they seem a bit softer, I ask her and she said they are there, but they are a bit futher a part. I will keep a log and I will start some kind of diet that includes mangensium, I seen lots of posting about people seen some improbment 

Name: mlgoda | Date: Mar 7th, 2014 4:39 AM
My daughter has been on concerta for about 8yrs. She was an extrememly intelligent child but couldnt sit still long enough to eat dinner. She had a lot of problems learning when she got in school because she was forced to sit and focus, which was very different from how i taught her at home. I pretty much taught her as she played. She has only had the dose raised once so she is now on 27mg. Aside from vitamins, she doesnt take any other meds. She did have tics where she blinked her eyes hard and frequently. This developed about 2yrs after starting concerta, she was about 9 or10yrs old. She noticed it and was told about it by her friends but couldnt stop. Luckily, for her , the tics only lasted about 6months. I think stress and anxiety contributed to the tics because she was always a very anxious child. I just talked with her about it and didnt change her meds because they were so beneficial to her. I think she just mellowed a little and the tics went away. She is now almost 16 and absolutely hates to go a day without the concerta because she says she feels out of control and can't focus at all in school without it. If she is happy and doing well in school without struggling i guess she will let me know if she doesnt want to take them anymore. I can understand what she feels because i know i also have ADD but have never been officially diagnosed or taken meds for it. I still consider talking to my doc because i see how much different my life couldve been if i would have been diagnosed and treated as a child. I dont think its too late for me but i have spent my entire life learning how to live and function without meds that im not sure i want to change things now. 

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Name: cortney | Date: Mar 20th, 2014 9:57 AM
my son is taking concerta and I don't agree with it at all but I have no way to stop it just yet I think the problem is with the schools my son has no problems staying focus any other time but at school, he is not hyper, yet the suggest I drug him. maybe then he will fit in their cookie cutter idea of what a kid should be this topic angers me. Since my son has been on it he doesn't eat, he doesn't sleep, he is a chatter box and seems high as hell to me. We have to give him more drugs just so he can sleep, what is wrong with this picture? I thought if u have add that the drugs mellows u out not turns u into a legal tweeker, yeah that is just what I want for my son, I will be fighting this I just don't know how yet. 

Name: Joanne | Date: Mar 27th, 2014 8:47 PM
My son who is 7 has been put on concerta 27 mg this is his going on 2ed month with it he does fine in am and school soon as he gets home he become very angry and irritated easily does anyone else have that problem ?????? 

Name: Joanne | Date: May 22nd, 2014 8:32 PM
My doctor prescribed FocalinXR for my daughter. Medicaid refused to pay the $40 for it. But they asked the prescription be changed to Concerta for almost $200.... seems like another government scam . AND the Concerta does nothing for her. 

Name: Laura | Date: Jun 24th, 2014 10:52 PM
Hi, My son is also 8 years old and within the past 3 months has been diagnosed with ADD. Our doctor prescribed one 18mg in the morning, and told me if we seen a difference keep on in and if not to up the dosage to two 18 mg pills. So both his teacher and I noticed a slight difference (although not much) after 2 weeks. I informed his doctor who then told me to start giving him the two 18 mgs pills in the morning. This seems like a lot for a child who only has he inattention part of ADD. My son eats a good breakfast, then picks at his lunch, dinner and snacks this seems to go on until bedtime where is massively hungry again. He gets a ton of exercising, running a lot, swimming and soccer but yet he seems tired all day and evening until 8pm (bed time) where he then seems to get all his energy restore, so he is up until 1130 at night which leads to a hard time waking him up in the morning. Can someone tell me if there child is on 36 mg of Concerta and if it is normal? also is there something I can do to help him get more sleep. Summer is coming and he cannot be up until 1130 at night and this grouchy during the day. 

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