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Ok...Since we are new to this (meds)....Just got back from the Dr.. The 2 suggested were Focalin XR 5 mg and Concerta (long release) (she's 14..already on the smaller side and takes a seizure med). Any suggestions or advise to choose... i know that medications react different with different people..but any suggestions? I want to get one of them filled tomorrow. I guess the correct answer is we just have to dive in. There is no way to really know. My 3 biggest hopes are that she comes out being more socially aware and less impulsive with negative words; and second, that she is able to pause and listen to conversations in order to answer appropriately and be 'part' of conversations' and lastly though just as important sustained focus/attention...success in this will translate to all areas I believe

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I hope one or the other helps.

My granddaughter was probably 11 when she started on Concerta.
Huge difference very quickly with arguing about everything we said
before she even thought about it. Suddenly she could listen and think
about what we said, and how to respond. It was wonderful.

Yes, we could actually talk to her like a real child, like a real family.
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