7yr old started Ritalin 4 days ago - uncontrollably crying, can I just stop?
- 13 Dec 2015 by Laura416
- 14 December 2015
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), hyperactivity, medication, disorder, crying
I started my 7 yr old on ritulan 4 days ago. I see some improvements but he's uncontrollably crying at anything! Resorting back to babyness! I catch him staring into space. And he was crying in the shower last night! I want to take him off immediately!
His counselor and the pharmacy say give it time but I know my child! He is depressed on this stuff!
4 days at 5 mg 3x a day.
Can I just stop???
Laura; I am so sorry it is so hard to see our child go through these things but today is Monday and you can call the doctor it could be as easy as a dose adjustment for your son. It's so hard right now but we have to look at the long run.what is best for him.there is a 3 to 7 day adjustment for many kids where they get a better steady blood level. But please talk to the doctor see if adjusting the dose is what he needs or another med. Please don't give up I know your heart feels broken your doing the right thing for the long term for your son. I have seen huge turn arounds on many kids that I can't remember Please keep in touch we all care. Let me know how the lil guys is doing and what the doctor say's hang in there mom. Chuck1957
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