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Old 06-17-2008, 07:19 PM
redheadtwo redheadtwo is offline
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My 11yo son takes Depakote and Abilify. 1000mg Dep/7.5 Abilify. We have added back in 10mg of Adderal xr. Let me backtrack. We added the Adderal when he was still taking only 5mg of Abilify and it seemed to focus him during the school day and also help him control his need to physcially respond to stressful situations. The teachers, aide, family were all amazed at our 'new' boy. However, we increased the Abilify to 7.5 and now he's starting to react in an aggressive way to stress again. My question is...does anyone else take (or has taken) This combo? I would like to also replace the adderal with something that does not suppress the appetite. My son is small for his age and on growth he has to eat and I'm afraid since the addition of Adderal he's losing weight.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:57 PM
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:59 PM
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My son is 9 years old and is small for his age, he was taking Adderal xr with abilify as well as 750 mg of Depokote. They currently switched him to Daytrana 10 mg and kept the 2mg of Abilify and 750 mg of Depokote. I have noticed that he has become very aggressive and violent over the past month and finding it very hard to deal with him.

I ran out of the abilify for one day and noticed a huge difference. He has not been violent or abusive at all today. I am curious if there are others with children having violent outburst.

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