Afraid to play outside. Thinking its his adhd meds. Head spinning looking for flies. Or bugs. Was always outside kid. Put on this adderal 10mgs 6wks ago. Never had this fear before.
Nancy I think you should give the doctor a call,,It does sound like the medication don't worry there are many choices.But like many somethimes it takes a few tries to get the one that works best for you son..And this one does not seem to be helping you sun looks like he is getting paranoid,Which is some times common with these meds once they get the one that works the best the better..Chuck1957 Have a good weekend and give dr a call but don't stop the med it might just be a adjustment the doctor might want to do... Chuck1957 medically retired pharm.tech Oregon
Since being diagnosed with a life-long untreated ADHD, I immersed myself in independent study of the drug. To my knowledge, undesired psychological effects usually happen over time. I am not a clinician so your doctor would know more but the timing doesn't seem to fit. After six weeks, the side effects should slow down however, a previously unnoticed underlying psychological condition may be exacerbated by the drug. In any case, make an appointment, keep giving him the required doses, and let him play inside until you can figure it out. If it was true paranoia, the symptoms of a constructed unreasonable fear would typically follow him anywhere. If he is afraid of flies outside then he may be terrified of the couch inside. Just a thought.
Puck is correct in that 6 weeks seems like a long time for a stimulant to exacerbate a pre-existing condition, but I wouldn't rule that out. I wouldn't classify this as advise but hopefully something to calm your nerves. Before I was prescribed CNS Stimulants I loved white food, cheese, milk, yogurt, well I guess it was the dairy white foods. The very first day I took Adderall I smelled a person's bleu cheese dressing in a restaurant from a table away and from that moment on I cannot eat any white dairy products. No white cheeses, I barely stomach fat free milk but I always get cereal that changes the color and taste, nothing white that is man made, including vanilla ice cream. Over the past 2 years this hatred/obsession with no white food has encapsulated more foods, not just dairy, and even food that isn't white but is made with white dairy foods are a no-no.
My wife finds it entertaining but I can't help it, I can easily say that since my mind has the ability to concentrate due to the meds I have noticed behaviors I never knew before. The flies may well be just your son's white dairy food. Hopefully you and your son are much better now, and I will refrain from any talk on why children should not be taking Adderall. Sorry for the late response, best wishes to you and your son.
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