So our difficult child started his first medication trial for the recent diagnosis adhd - mixed/odd..... day 1 down....hmmmm... it's makes me feel sad to say that after 2 years it seems this is the only glimise of hope we have seen. Only 1 hr in on his first dose there seemed to be a decrease in his fidgetting.... really in an hour...hmmmm!?!?!? Well his dose will be uped slowly over the next 2 weeks and we are trying hard not to get our hopes up too soon..... we know medications are not a cure all. Well off to school tomorrow (close monitoring there too) lets see if this is the beginning of some hope. I need some hope... the end of the tunnel has been dark very dark.... we have been considering out of the home placement if things can't somewhat controlled. The aggression and lying can't be tolerated too much longer. I feel like I can't believe I can say that we can't handle an almost 5 yr old like really he's not even 5... how is this so hard. School has been horrible since day 1 this year, defying his teacher, fighting with others, bus problems daily. We are grabbing for straws hoping this helps but not wanting to get our hopes up only to have them smashed into the ground. Well I have been reading over some posts, been too busy to read for a couple days and still can't believe how much support this site and the people here are. Thanks everyone!