Need Suggestions from ADDers - Son getting frustrated with college class and unable to take notes

My son has ADD and has always struggled with school.  His new class started today and he is already getting frustrated and is in a bad mood due to the struggle that he is having over taking notes.  He was on Vyvanse for a long time but it started to not agree with him and he stopped.   In two weeks, he is seeing his doctor and I want him to try Focalin.  Is there anyone who has taken this medication and did it help with note taking.  Any other suggestions to get through a college class from anyone with ADD?  Has anyone had success with any ADD medications that we don't hear much about?  He has tried all the familiar ones.  Unfortunately, I don't see him recording the lectures and then taking notes off the recording.  Any suggestions will be helpful.  Thank you!