My 12 yo daughter has same diagnosis. We tried Adderall and in one week went from 5mg to 30mg with no impact whatsoever. She started intuniv 5 days ago. Still holding out hope it will work. Did you ever find a medication(s) that did work?
Yes, there is alot of meds that are used for this disorder. In order to get the right meds you really have to work with the Doctor and the school to find out just how ADHD is affecting your daughter. It is important to keep in touch with the school because it will show you what area your daughter is struggling in. I am the mother of three and two of those were boys one with ADD and the youngest with ADHD. My oldest is 28yrs old and he still struggles to this day with anti social behavior and obsessive defiant disorder which can really play havoc on your personal life as a young man with responsibilities. He had a more difficult time because 28 yrs ago ADD was not really out there and what was, wasn't positive. He was put on Adderall and reacted badly, with fits of rage, it scared me and I was afraid to continue the medicine route and chose to just do therapy and keep journals with his teachers, to keep him on task. It was a very difficult time for all involved. My youngest son is 13yrs old and because I had already experienced it I knew when he was 3 yrs old I was facing another difficult road. He was diagnosis when he was 5 when he started kindergarten and I mean within the first few weeks of school it was evident to all he may have it. He started out on concerta, and it worked for a while then when he was about 7 we had to change because he was at the highest dose for his age for that med. He is currently tasking vyvanse and has been for a few years and it helps tremendously. Dealing with these type of disorders are very difficult and there is no magic pill to take away all the problems, but with the combination of the meds and therapy and keeping in touch with the school, via the schools social worker, you can manage the condition better. I hope this helps, hang in there and don't give up.
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