He is being weaned off of Pamelor because it is no longer working.. I hear good and bad about the Intuniv. My son is a tiny thing 44lbs. i want to try this medication for both ADHD and Tourettes because I have read that is is good for both. Im concerned about his weight, he is a picky eater already and has anxiety at night when off his Meds? will this possibly make his sleeping bad again ? what do you think? Thanks , firelady
PLease read "The ADHD Fraud ;How psychiatry makes patients of normal children" by Fred Baughman MD
No six year old should be taking such dangerous amphetamine drugs. These stimulants can cause sudden death in children . Also there is no scientific or biological proof that any child has ADHD . Its the medicalising of typical childish behaviour which adults find annoying
Love your child with all your heart and believe in him. Refuse to let him be labelled and stigmatised by ADHD which by the way is classed as a MENTAL disorder. What an insult to kids!!!
firelady1 my daughter took intuniv it works for adhd and the impulsiveness she did not do to good on it and now takes concerta which is so great. I think it really depends on what will work on your child the intuniv really didn't mess with her appetite that much. Sometimes it takes several times to find the right medicine with my daughter we had to try 2 other med's before finding that concerta works.
As much as it should be disregarded, I wanted to make sure that I addressed the first response. I do not want any parents getting the wrong information from this person. Intuniv is NOT an amphetamine. In fact, it is an alternative to the stimulant medications on the market. I have just begun my 6yr-old son on Intuniv for ADHD and tics and do not have any personal experience yet to share but our neurologist and pediatrician both have had sucess stories with the drug. Parents, please continue to be your child's best advocate and do your research to chose the best plan for your children, with the help of meds or not. Also, realize that every child is different and what works for one child may or may not work for another. Don't give up until you find what works for your child.
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