Here's a question I should have asked DS's psychiatrist, but now I have to wait for next week's appt. DS is in week 3 of ADHD med trial (intuniv). We doubled his dosage after seeing no affect at all on him the first two weeks. He did show signs of sleepiness this weekend. Nothing that prevented him from functioning, in fact it was nice. He acted a lot like when he's sick. He did fall asleep once in the car while running errands. On Sunday he sat in a chair and watched a good 30 minutes of a football game with us, commenting and asking questions appropriately. Like he sat, without hopping around the room, pacing, or jumping off or climbing on the chair. That was definitely new. He also didn't pick up the Ipad all day, which was really weird (good). He just kindof hung out with me and DH and I took turns playing with him in his room (typically I'd have to cajole him to break away from the Ipad). He did watch a couple hours of TV. Doing his homework was as bad as ever though. The anxiety piece is almost clearer with this new med, maybe because the ADHD symptoms have been blunted? The idea is that once we figure out the ADHD piece we'll add another drug for the GAD. Is this what I'm supposed to be looking for? What kinds of improvements did you see if you have tried meds for ADHD?
Also, our insurance covers intuniv but only after we trial the generic, guanfacine. From what I understand, the generic is immediate release while the intuniv is extended release for kids. This seems redic. Insurance confirmed there isn't an exception for kids. Will our psych get around this somehow, or will we really have to trial the generic? Right now we're still using samples.