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Old 05-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
volleyballgranny
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My daughter has taken ritalin since she was in 2nd grade (she is now 21 yrs old). She was never a big eater, so I can't really address whether it surpresses her appetite--though the doctors told us it would. She has never been even close to overweight. We did notice a HUGE difference between the "real" stuff and the generic. The generic did not "fix" the attention deficit problems she had.

This is how it went for her:
  • no meds, straight F's
  • Ritalin--straight A's
  • generic--calls from each teacher all day long asking why she wasn't on meds
  • Concerta--straight D's
  • the patch--straight D's, rash
We stick to the Ritalin...even though her doses have gone up dramatically as she ages and grows.
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