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Old 01-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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Re: Autism and medication

My son was diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD and some oppositional tendencies when he was 4. He started on Vyvanse but we quickly learned that it caused him to be violent. He then switched for Concerta which did great. He stayed on that until the end of last school year when our insurance quit covering it and we tries Adderral. Same effect as vyvanse though and after 4 months we put him back on Concerta (ins. went back to covering it thankfully).
We've just lowered the dose a little though because he got a bad eye tick. He stims a lot and always has even before the meds...but I'm open to natural options to help him so he doesn't have to deal with the ticks. He just turned 7.
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