difficult child went to see therapist yesterday. It is near my work, so for me to leave work, drive and pick him up, bring him back and then return it is like 80 miles. husband doesn't work on Monday's so I had him meet me half way. Then when he got there I was feeling really sick. difficult child wanted dad to take him. So I gave him directions and went home. husband finally, after two years drove by where I work. He was impressed. He talked to therapist. Now I know therapist doesn't do medications. This therapist has a zillion titles, and he is so good with difficult child. He really, really listens to him and difficult child really believes in him. It is a really good fit. therapist also agrees we need a new psychiatrist. But I haven't had the time to call the insurance and get names of others in our area. I keep saying...tomorrow. Anyway, after meeting with difficult child, therapist told husband that it might be a good idea to go to see psychiatrist and ask if there is something, maybe a low dose of something that difficult child can take in the afternoon to help him make it through the day. difficult child says Adderall helps him but he gets SO tired. difficult child is taking 10mg's of extended release. psychiatrist wanted him to take 10mgs for three days and then take 20mgs. That just totally blows difficult child away. He is happy with the 10mgs and doesn't want to take 20. Since therapist suggested this, difficult child really believes in him. Regardless of anyone else...difficult child will do what therapist suggests. He even does the breathing exersizes. therapist did say that wouldn't work until his anxiety is under control. But he needs to do this several times a day. Ritalin and difficult child don't get along. Every ritalin medication he has tried had bad reactions. Like jumping off a cliff reaction. Maybe psychiatrist will give a lower dose of adderall, not extended release. psychiatrist seems bent on giving difficult child Strattera. He says it will work for anxiety and adhd. Nobody I know agrees with that. Maybe for adhd - but not the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). difficult child doesn't want to take it. He is happy with the adderall. He has been taking Lexapro now for about three weeks. Half a pill. So 5mg's. He seems happier, but I haven't asked how he is feeling regarding being outside his body. Last time I asked he said it was the same. I didn't get to talk at all to difficult child about his appointment. I will today. He isn't always willing to discuss it and that's ok. Wish this therapist was closer. And at one point I was told that they would be point of contact if difficult child was bad. If difficult child had his phone number, or even his email, I KNOW he would call him if he was off the edge. Maybe today I'll mention the word "homework". We'll see how it goes.