My son is 6 and started taking Focalin XR 15 MG about 4 months ago. From the start it was wonderful, he was doing fantastic in school. It was a complete turn around, however my concern has been after the medication wears off. Once the medication wears off he is more hyper now then he was before the medication. It is a dramatic diffrence and I'm very concerned about that. I have asked the doctors and they just tell me they can increase the dosage to make it last longer. However that is not what I want. I don't want my child medicated all the time. I was fine handling him before the medication, I only put him on it for his behavior at school but now I can't handle him at all. Has anyone had anything simular?