1. kim75062

    vyvanse experiance

    as most of you know my little guy has issues with stimulants and seems to metabolize them faster then they can safely be given. The doctor thinks that vyvanse may work better for him then the others because of the long duration of the effects. And positive results from his sister taking the same...
  2. JRC

    Just need to vent

    In general, my difficult child has been doing pretty well. But, it's two steps forward, one step back--always.(He has bipolar disorder.) And I'm tired. I feel isolated. I feel unreliable--both socially and with other commitments. My husband and I are basically on the same page when it comes to...
  3. S

    First post... 8 year old violent ADHD in shared custody situation

    First-- Hi. I'm new, I've been reading through many of these posts and it's helping me realize I'm not alone. Second-- I just ordered that book everyone recommends, the Explosive Child, and that will be my weekend task this weekend. Here's the situation. Dad's sister is diagnosed paranoid...
  4. G

    Anyone's kid get goofy on Risperdal?

    Hi, I'm new here, so if I'm not posting to the proper place, I'm sorry. I've been googling for months for info that might help my son. He's 6 and ADHD/severe anxiety (ODD flows out of the anxiety, but he's not really your typical ODD kid). We've tried different medication trials for a year, and...
  5. Janna

    I'm Tired Of medications ~ Vent ~ Rant ~ Whatever You

    want to call it. Now, darnit, Dylan was doing pretty good emotionally, even off the medications. He was very, very hyper. Very, very off focus, no attention span at all, but he was OKAY. Yesterday afternoon started the Dexadrine. He's taking 10 mg. at 8 AM and 2 PM. He took his yesterday PM dose, and...
  6. weatheringthestorm


    I know this is new, but has anyone used this medication? A co-worker's daughter started this and it has been a miracle drug for her. Since she and my son have some similar issues and behavior (like other ADD medications not really working, mood swings) we talked to his psychiatrist about trying this. The psychiatrist...
  7. Shari

    Is it worth trying other stims?

    Or since the Ritalin made my child a raving lunatic, are they all pretty much in the same boat?
  8. F

    Black box warning on ADHD medications (?)

    I saw a blip on Discovery Health at around 4am but can't find an article. Anyway it sounded like they were saying that the FDA is going to be adding a black box warning to ADHD medications for a couple of reasons, one of them being irritability and agitation (don't quote me exactly). Also said that...
  9. barbie

    In desperate need of help, tips, insight

    Okay let me introduce myself first as I am new to this forum, my name is Barbara, I am 30 yo mother to three awesome kids who make each day one I fight for. My eldest Linda and beside something of a klutz she is fine. My middle daughter is Danae she is 5, she is diagnosed with ADHD, and then the...
  10. mum2JK&TH

    Update on difficult child

    Went to Neuro - he seemed at a loss What am I missing here? We are now trying the 1/4 tablet of Clonidine (Dixatrit) at 8 am and then at 4 pm and continuing the Concerta. He did not know what Tenex was so I had to call him when we got home to give him the brand name (I guess it is different...
  11. C

    To medicate or not

    Hi Yesterday my 8 yr old son was diagnosed, over a 3 year period, with ADHD and also ODD. At the moment i'm having the medication arguement with myself and would love to hear from you all regarding your own experiences.
  12. T

    Questioning Diagnosis - VERY long

    My difficult child was diagnosed at 3 yrs old with ADHD. They put him on Adderall since he was very small for his age and that was the only thing that came in a small enough dose. It was VERY scary watching my 3 yr old "tripping". He acted like he was on a drug high! At 5 yrs old, he was finally big enough...
  13. R

    New day, new problem with difficult child.... Punched window then used glass to cut himself.

    I just don't know what to do. Over the last year (since we got custody), I have talked to and gotten advice from therapists, doctors, police, local Children's psychiatric hospital. (which he has stayed at several times), you name it. No one has helped or given any advice that has helped us. He has...
  14. H

    5 year old ADHD & ODD

    This is my first time on here but I am coming here to get help dealing with my 5 year old we just found out about 3 months ago that he has ADHD and ODD and we have been running a uphill battle now for 2 years and we have now got an answer to why I feel like just running away from him all the...
  15. Janna

    So, I'm Thinking Back

    to when Dylan was 3. 5. When I came here and he was 7 years old. "Severe ODD" is what he was labeled, haha! ADHD/ODD. He had been diagnosis'ed in the past. Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Mood Disorder, not otherwise specified. Disruptive Behavioral Disorder or something hahaha. Yeah, he was disruptive. Slammed his head...
  16. N

    Adderall and bruising?

    Is bruising a serious side effect when taking Adderall? My son has been on it about a month now and he has several bruises on his arms and legs. If someone didn't know me, they would think he was being abused which is FAR from the truth. His preschool said something to me about it and so did...
  17. J

    Suspended from school for the rest of the year. Problems, Problems, more problems.

    difficult child didn't like that the teacher sent her to in-house for the day for being disrespectful, so she had showed everyone, a fraction of what I get at home. They couldn't believe it, 5 school administrators, social workers and teachers couldn't redirect her. She cursed and screamed and tapped her...
  18. C

    Top psychiatrist but maybe not right one, or is it me?

    I am fried here too. Went with the clinician and difficult child 1 to the psychiatrist appointment. I am starting to feel is might be me? Cos I have two difficult child seeing him and constantly, I mean CONSTANTLY he keeps on telling me it's my mental health letting me see all these negative things and nothing positive. I...
  19. TiredSoul

    No Stimulants work! ADHD/ODD, 7 yr old

    Hello everyone! It's been a long time since I've been here. I have run out of ideas.... and need some input from all you experts out there. difficult child, m, 7 yo: diagnosis'd with ADHD combined type and ODD 2 years ago. We have tried: Focalin Adderall Vyvanse Bright Spark (
  20. K

    New psychiatrist appointment...interesting

    You all know that I wanted a new psychiatrist for a long time. Due to insurance it was just difficult to do. Mental Health insurance changed this year and the psychiatrist that was recommended was on there. (just in time for me losing my job) difficult child had an appointment this morning. Suppose to be one hour...