so this is my third try at this post, it keeps going into a cyber vaccuum! difficult child, as per his mo, is now acting out. He was wound and hyper this morning. Took his patch off as I said I would not buy him a bakugan when I went to the store. We discussed why this was not ok, put another patch on. He tormented the dogs for hours. I had to got to the store as we were out of milk and tp, and took him as easy child and husband were still asleep and I did not want to leave the dogs at the mercy of difficult child. difficult child was a bear. I bought him a new trac fone( I washed the other one as he left it in his pocket--my fault of course) and he was mad because I could not let him use it right away as I had to transfer the phone number and the minutes from the old phone to the new phone. He had over 500minutes! He tried to grab the new phone and run off and throw it away as he wanted it and I would not let him have it. Grabbed him, told him he needed to change his behavior or he would go home, the phone would stay with me, and he would not get the candy bar I told him I would buy. He seemed a bit calmer, but then darted off to look for candy. He does this and usually just finds me. This time he panicked. A few minutes later I am paged to the customer service desk where a very anxious difficult child was waiting for me. I calmly told difficult child that if he did not run off then he would not get lost. I think the clerk was confused and thought I should be as panicky as difficult child. He calmed a little again, kept badgering me about all kinds of things, why am i buying this it is not on the list, can I wait in the car, why are you so slow, etc, etc, etc. We get done and get home, where he is once again loud and rude and annoying. I was on the phone with the trac fone people transferring info and he is yelling at them at the top of his lungs calling them names. I don't think the gal I was talking to knew enough english to know what he was saying, thankfully. He said he wanted to take a bath, which I was all for in hopes it would calm him down. Did not do that, but he did manage to take yet another daytrana patch off. So on with the third Daytrana patch for the day, good thing psychiatrist knows he does this sometimes and is understanding. I took difficult child and the dogs out to the woods to run. difficult child took his play gun and "shot" everything for the first 30min, the dogs, the trees, you name it and he pretend shot it. I think, for now, he is calm. I hope it lasts for awhile. He is still very irritable and touchy, and mouthy but at least he is not hyper. I will email psychiatrist and give him a heads up. I don't want to tweak medications yet, I want to see if this passes as husband does better, but think psychiatrist needs to know. Calgon, save me from my family!