We took difficult child's Lamictal dose down to 150mgs from 200mg. psychiatrist thought maybe the Lamictal was activating him, but agreed that difficult child was cycling. About 2-3 days after the medication change, difficult child calmed and became more rational, for lack of a better term. He is no longer telling me I hate him, and is not aggressive towards inanimate objects. The volume of his voice has gone down, and he is redirectable and even follows directions most of the time again. WOW!!!! He is still very ADHD like, but it is not a mood issue. After 3 or 4 years I am finally learning to tell the difference. He is still not on his daytrana, and I really am leary about putting him back on it but so far psychiatrist has been right so I will try it. I just e-mailed psychiatrist with an update, so I am pretty sure he will want to start the daytrana. I know in the past difficult child does well on daytrana for a while, but then it almost seems to build up in his system and he needs a break, and then has been able to go back on them successfully. This may be a pattern we follow, who knows. We will see. He has day camp all next week, so that will be nice. He does really well on the weeks he has more structure. On a separate note, husband's medication change seems to be helping so far. I think that is probably factoring into difficult child doing better also. Instead of sleeping till noon and not getting out of bed untill 2 husband is out of bed by 10am. Wow. He is very ambitious, but not frantically so. Sometimes I feel hypervigilant with difficult child and husband around.