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hillary









  


Post  Tue, Feb 14 2017, 3:34 pm
My 1o yr old is on 1mg for 3 wks. He gets extremely drowsy from around 5pm which worries me. Also dizzy spells. Anyone have any solutions?
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mha3484









  


Post  Tue, Feb 14 2017, 3:40 pm
My 6 year old is taking 1 mg as well. He does sometimes get tired around 5 too but his bed time is 7:30 so its not the end of the world. It has made a huge difference in his behavior.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 14 2017, 4:37 pm
DD 11 takes it but I haven't seen a difference in behavior at all. She is not tired at all and still as high-strung as ever. I have a feeling she needs a higher dose.
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hillary









  


Post  Tue, Feb 14 2017, 7:20 pm
I too feel he needs a higher dose but im nervous about the side effects.
What time of the day are you giving it?
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amother




Honeydew


Post  Tue, Feb 14 2017, 9:47 pm
In fact my ds just started his today. I was told if there's any dizziness to contact the doctor right away, that is not good. These medications should be monitored. Why are people asking questions about such serious questions from total strangers?

Please for the love of g-d talk to your doctor!
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hillary









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 9:16 am
We are in contact with the dr and they do advise how to manage the side effects. However, im interested in hearing mothers experiences, I have gotten great tips on on other meds from this site
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amother




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Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 11:07 am
We always see drowsiness for the first week of a new dose of Intuniv. Them it wears off, and helps him go to sleep on time at night. We have not had dizziness, though that week he does sometimes seem a but sluggish.
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hillary









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 3:42 pm
Thanks
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nanny24/7









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 7:38 pm
My son got very dizzy too and almost fainted or mildly fainted. He had to stop taking it because of that per doctors orders
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amother




Honeydew


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 8:27 pm
My psychiatrist is a top notch one and he said that there are very few cases of children getting dizziness from this medication. Obviously there are some but he stressed very few. So far ds is doing good. It's the second day. So we'll see. Hopefully it will do him good. I will see what it's like over the weekend because he will be home more so I can monitor better.

It can also be a low dose. 1 mg. For some it's not enough for some it's too high.
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imasinger









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 8:47 pm
Another vote for administering it at bedtime.

The impulse control lasts a full day, but the drowsiness usually wears off overnight.
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hillary









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 10:35 pm
We are now upping the dose as 1mg hasnt been too effective. Im hoping the drowsiness won't increase. I can't contemplate going back to focalin as the side effects were horrendous.
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mha3484









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 10:39 pm
It was originally created as a blood pressure medication so that would explain the dizziness it lowers blood pressure.

For us, we are finding this effective combined with therapy and nutritional supplements.
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hillary









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 10:42 pm
We have a great therapist. Which supplement s do you use?we tried omega yums but had no effect at all!
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mha3484









  


Post  Wed, Feb 15 2017, 11:09 pm
Zinc and magnesium. http://m.additudemag.com/?url=.....rrer=#2806
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hillary









  


Post  Fri, Feb 17 2017, 9:08 am
Thanks, I will look into it
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amother




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Post  Fri, Feb 17 2017, 9:16 am
My son takes intuniv at night as well. Chasdei hashem its working. This is medication #7 that we tried.
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amother




Honeydew


Post  Fri, Feb 17 2017, 3:58 pm
How many hours does it stay in the system?
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amother




Honeydew


Post  Sat, Feb 18 2017, 9:20 pm
Anyone?
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hillary









  


Post  Sun, Feb 19 2017, 5:14 pm
We were told 24 hrs.
How much is your son taking?
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