Need some help with my son with ADHD. His PCP prescribed him Ritalin after failing on Adderall and Stratera. Dose started at 40mg. Increased over about a years time (maily because his attention was lagging and the school was getting concerned as well as at home doing tasks too) to 90mg a day. (60mg am, 30 mg @2pm). This dose worked for his ADHD symptoms. REcently I learned that the max dose is 60mg for most adults let alone a 11 yr old underweight child (under weight because of all the meds) hes 57.3 lbs weighing in today (and yes we do high calorie foods in small portions, whole milk, eggs, carnation instant breakfast 2xa day with ice cream added Im not looking for bashing on his size because I know its an issue and we are working best we can with it at this time) but recently hes been displaying a lot of neurological issues like involuntary movements. many nurse friends i talk to tell me he needs a full work up on neuro and tests and scans. His PCP today told me to just change meds...we changed to concerta 54mg. Is this too high??? if it is what do i do as his mother? He NEEDS the meds. he can not function with tasks without SOMETHING. Can anyone help me?
I have videos of the involuntary movements that he does.