celexa

  1. S

    Keeps regressing

    DS12's depression keeps getting worse. We tried Zoloft and then Celexa after a Zoloft fail. With both the Zoloft and Celexa we saw huge improvements and then major backslides. We then ruled out SSRIs and tried Lamictal. As we were titrating up there was almost a switch overnight at 150 and I...
  2. L

    Lithium?

    Can anyone tell me about Lithium? Today my son had an appointment with his psychiatrist and he was totally himself during the appointment. His psychiatrist got to see him in true form today! MH was argumentative and disrespectful to me. He “corrected” me and spoke to me as if he is my equal and not my son...
  3. I

    Obsessions #2

    We also deal with obsessions, yes, cell phone requests are among them. I just yelled at him, once, briefly, then I stopped! because it is just too insane: he wants a bigger outdoor trash can RIGHT NOW over and over all evening long (we don't need a bigger one and it costs more), and the...
  4. Chaosuncontained

    Tics and an apology...

    I haven't been posting on the board lately. Partly laziness. Partly disqustwith myself and my inability to parent/take care of effectively Carson and his symptoms. He is now taking Intuniv 2mg, Respiridone 1.5mg, Citalopram 10mg and Strattera 60 mg. He recently started the Strattera in the last...
  5. buddy

    frustrated, with the bus, with myself...

    Yeah, I think it is maybe time to go to the doctor to talk about my mood. On Sat Q was awful during the transition to my dad's house and I held it together fine. I came up on a stop sign that I noticed too late and hit the breaks hard and stopped fine, but it was rainy so I slid a tiny bit and...
  6. Marguerite

    difficult child 3 dropping out of school?

    It's been a difficult year so far for difficult child 3, we got his half-yearly report just in (our school years run Jan to Dec) and it is abysmal, which is out of character. He is taking a week to do one week's worth of work for one subject, when he should be doing four times this amount. He will stare at...
  7. F

    Does ADD include a poor memory?

    I talked to Jumper's math teacher and asked her why she had struggled in algebra (she ended up with a D+ and even the teacher said she was trying hard). The teacher said that she had trouble remembering how to do certain formulas. Jumper has a horrible memory. I really worry about her future...
  8. S

    New here.

    Hi. I'm new here. I have two daughters. My 11 year old has ODD and serious anxiety problems. She's extrememly abusive. She spent the entire evening screaming at me and telling me she wished I was dead, etc, because I wouldn't take her to a pawn shop to sell her DS (It's a toy). The way she...
  9. S

    So glad to find you all!

    Hi, everyone. Nearing rock bottom dealing with the behaviours of my difficult child. Was directed to this site after difficult child's stepmother found it and had an "AHA" moment. She and I have been reading passages to each other over the phone and e-mailing threads back and forth as we come to realize we are not as...
  10. A

    Newbie - Wondering if it is too late to help my son

    Hello out there - Well, the moniker says it all. AHHUM: Angry Harsh Hostile Unloving Mom These are all the names I have been called while trying to navigate the so-called authorities & bureaucrates over the last 4 years. Here's our story: Son is 15, 16 in April Son ran away for 10 days...
  11. gcvmom

    Attended NARSAD's Healthy Minds Across America yesterday

    I highly recommend attending this FREE public event on mental health if you live anywhere near one of the lecture locations: http://narsad.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventGroup&eventGroupID=6263140E-0171-8415-FE9BCA2DC16E59F9 The talk I attended had three WONDERFUL...
  12. A

    neuropsychologist results

    difficult child and I met with the neuropsychologist doctor to go over the results of the testing difficult child did just before Christmas. difficult child did very well in many of the tests. Intellegience and comprehension of materials is not the issue. Managing the information and remembering multiple steps is the issue. Once he is...
  13. sweetjj

    ok..quick over view

    Ok everyone, quick overview..more to come later in details! Our biggest challenge is our 15 yr old son Rob. He is an angry mean child, yet can be so loving and charming and funny. He has has some emotional issues since he was about 5 when my ex left us (more on that story later). Anyway, he is...
  14. sweetjj

    update :)

    Hi everyone!! Not sure where everyone is located but here in the NW it is cold cold cold.... Hoep you are all staying warm! Well, I havent been on all weekend because the snow knocked our internet out, fun!! I just wanted to give an update to you. R's psychiatrist has given us some tentative...
  15. Nancy423

    therapeutic school ?s and a vent

    It was pretty much decided today that the school is gunning for a change to a therapeutic school. the SW says she's afraid of another attack from difficult child and feels that they aren't equipped to handle her. Acedemically, she's in the right placement. They are going to look into to see if there's a...
  16. LittleDudesMom

    Happy Free Choice Friday Morning!!!!

    :cutie_pie: Good Morning on Friday Friends! We made it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm waiting for the cooler temps they say the rain this afternoon is bringing..... Hitting the gym with easy child in about 15 minutes, then a couple quick errands while the house sleeps. Mom wants to hit Macy's this morning -...
  17. Jamieh

    Time for School to start.

    And boy am I ready!!! lol My oldest has been home from preschool since april (because we pulled him out early) He is doing much better since he's been on Vyvanse & Celexa. They have helped him SO MUCH. I feel very confident with the decision to medicate him but I am still nervous of how he will do...
  18. M

    Coming off Celexa

    It's been a couple weeks that I started weaning difficult child off the Celexa. I am definitely seeing a return of anxiety. Just tonight he could't fall asleep because he started thinking "what would happen if we were killed in our sleep". I hadn't seen this in a while, the celexa really did help with...
  19. M

    5mg Celexa & sleeping very late

    difficult child is still on summer vacation. He did lousy last year at school and in summer school. Recently the psychiatrist added 5mg celexa and we upped it to 10mg, now he is back on 5mg... either way on both doses he's been sleeping til 12noon or 1pm. Last night he went to sleep at 10p and woke at 1pm...
  20. B

    Taking difficult child Off Celexa

    I spoke to the psychiatrist last night and he finally agreed with me that taking difficult child off of Celexa was the way to go. We had hoped that it would help with his anxiety to the point that the tantrums would stop, but not only have they not stopped, but they have gotten worse. I think difficult child mistook me for a...
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