Akila has been on the patch for one week now, so I feel like I can speak to it better. And I love it!!! Love. Love. Love. I recommend all of you try it who have kids who are on stimulants who have evening crashes. I wish we had been on it years ago.
I have not restrained her once since she has been on the patch. The three or four days leading up to the patch, I think I had restrained her 7-15 times a day. She had been volatile, hostile, aggressive, and horrible to be around. Now, she has been much more pleasant in the evenings. We still have our issues, but she is not going over the edge and turning instantly violent.
I was out of town, and Michael did have an extremely rough afternoon and evening with her on Saturday, but I think that was because I was gone. No medicine could have helped with that. We have been taking the patch off between 6:30-7:00 and she has had no problem with falling asleep. So, I do recommend trying Daytrana if you are having rough evenings at your house, it seems to have made a big difference for us. I am still quite thankful!!!
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