HELP!! My 8 year old son was officially diagnosed w/ADHD about 6 months ago by a psychiatrist. We knew for quite awhile that he had the condition but fought giving him medication for a few years. He was given Concerta to start but developed a 1 in 10,000 (according to the psychiatrist) reaction to it. He had the perpetual feeling that bugs were crawling all over him and he hyper focused on any bug within 100 feet of him, to the point where that\'s all he did. We then moved to Adderall XR and he\'s been OK, but should probably have his dosage increased. Our problem now is his weight. He is very skinny under non-medicated circumstances (built & a metabolism like his Daddy). He is now officially under the healthy weight line (according to the school nurse). We knew this might be an issue because of the appetite suppressant aspects of all these drugs, but hoped we could get passed it. Not that lucky. We are considering taking him off the meds over the holidays to see if we can beef him back up, but don\'t know the ramifications of going on and off the meds. we are also looking into all the dietary correlations w/ADHD to see if that might work. Looking for some assistance in which way to go or where to turn. Unfortunately, my healthcare plan does not offer a lot of options in terms of psychiatrists where I live and our present doctor is adament re: meds. He is the head of the local universities department of child psychiatry, but my paramoid side wonders if he\'s on the pharmaceuticals payroll. Please help! Thanks.
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