My Grandson is 7 years old and is in the first grade. He has been on Ritalin since Aug 2013. He currently takes 10 mgs in the morning and 7.5 mg at noon and 2.5 mg at 3:30 pm. Right before the Christmas break I went into the Nurses office at School and gathered up any extra that were in the office from days off school. Every month I get the medication on the same day and I get an extra bottle for the Nurse and count out her meds for the month and give them to her. In April I was informed that the Nurse was leaving for a different job not with the School district. The Nurse left on May 2nd and we were getting a new script on the 7th of May. I contacted the fill in Nurse because I was short one day with my meds at home (5mg). THe fill in Nurse informed me that she had plenty of meds to help me out. I asked her what she had meant by that comment? She said that she had over 80 pills of my Grandsons there in the office. I asked to speak to the Principal and informed what had transpired since Dec when I had taken any extra medication that the Nurse had in the office. Later on that evening I received a call at home from the Principal informing me that she had contacted the Nurse that had left and she had sworn to her that she had always had given my Grandson his meds and what a wonderful Grandson I had and that was it. I still was asking the same question, How come there is over 80 pills at School for him? She could not answer me. A few hours later I received a call from the former Nurse. She really should not have called me since she was no longer an employee of the School. She told me that the Principal had told her that I had said I didn't think she gave him his meds. I told her No you are wrong. THe only thing I kept on asking anyone was how come there is over 80 pills there is? The former Nurse started to cry and informed me that she would take one of those things that they give people to tell if they are lying or not. A lie detector test I said and she said yes. First of all I thought it was very strange for a former employee of the school to be calling me at my home , that is something the Principal should be doing. She kept on telling me how much she loved my Grandson and she swore she gave him his meds. I told her that I had to get off of the phone and good luck at her new job. THis past Monday I went into the School looking to pick up the extra medication and actually give her a new rx since it was the 7th of the month. I found out that on Friday the Principal and the Social worker went through all of the meds and try to figure out why there was so many pills. They came up with an idea that I should count the meds and the Nurse and I both have to sign off when I drop the meds off to her at the beginning of the month. I am at a lost for words and sick to my stomach. It doesn't do me any good to ask him if he gets his meds since after recess he gets a drink and that is all he knows. He does not know that there in his juice. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. ThanksView Thread
my son was diagnosed with ADHD in september 2013. he recently started taking medication. he started with methylphenidate 5mg (generic for ritalin) he just switched to methylphenid er 10mg (trade names Concerta, Methylin, Ritalin, Equasym XL). he seems to be a totally different child when he is on the medication. the reason for my post is to ask if other parents only give meds M-F or 7 days a week.View Thread
I have the same issues.. some pain, sometimes trouble urinating, pain in my right testicle, never had these problems in the past, just since ive started taking adderall..i must admit, the medicine helps...ive tried alot, finally i feel better, and om wondering did anybody find anything to take or any tips, or is there something to take witj adderall to help.....lots of similiar stories...im hoping somebody has an answer..id like to stay on it, and i know its the cause, because i stopped for a week, and all side effects were gone....and my pharmacist told me it is 1 of the side effects......please help..tyView Thread
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