DD10 has been taking Focalin XR for under a year, and the Dr has been gradually upping the dosage to 25 mg/day. The Dr also wants to try adding a 5mg tablet in the afternoon to help with her HW, since the earlier dose wears off before then. She has had none of the bad side effects I've seen mentioned, except for one that has me concerned. Before she takes the pill, and after it wears off, she seems to be more unfocused and more oppositional than before starting the meds last year. Each time we increase it, it seems better when she's on it, but a little worse once it wears off every day. Does anyone else notice this with their kids? DH and DD23 tell me not to worry, it may just be that she's at that age where she is beginning to question our authority, and that maybe it just seems like she is a little worse in the other areas after the pill wears off because its such a big difference when she's on it. I will speak to the Dr about this as well, but was hoping for some first-hand info from parents in the situation. Thanks!