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  1. K

    Need help

    i have a 9year old stepson who I have raised since he was 2 1/2 . He had a rough start in his early years and was taken from his mothers care by social services . My husband and I could tell early on that something was going on with him and we suspected ADD. My husband was against medicating him...
  2. 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...
  3. J

    Help - getting Intuniv (brand) covered by insurance

    I am having an awful time with the insurance companies over Intuniv. My two daughters (16 and 11) had been taking Intuniv for years with very good results. Last year, United Healthcare just completely refused to cover it. The prescriptions would have been $400 per month EACH. So we switched...
  4. Big Bad Kitty

    medication question and Tink update

    SO, Tink now has a formal diagnosis of bipolar and ADHD. For a couple years, all prior to her first psychiatric hospital visit, she was on Abilify. DUring those years we have trialled Metadate (made her cry), Focalin (made her violent), Tenex (made her sleepy), Prozac (turned her into her own evil twin). She was on...
  5. J

    back from the doctors

    Well we just got back from Abby's dr appointment. He was not all that impressed that they let her out of the hospital acting like she is. He added another medication Trileptal 300mg in the evening for 1 week and then add another tablet so she will be on a total of 600mg. He say's with the way...
  6. klmno

    Big Thanks & another lithium question-

    My memory is not what it used to be and I can't find the posts where these things were listed, therefore, I'm not sure who (more than 1 person) to thank, but Thank you to: 1) Whoever made me aware that a medication reaction could be the cause of difficult child staying up 30+ hours in a row and being impossible...
  7. nvts

    Trileptal? Any Luck with Aggression? HELP

    He's driving me nuts! Have any of you been given trileptal for aggression? We got the rx today and was going to give it to him tonight, but I'm reading this stuff and it's scaring the ever-loving **** out of me! HELP!!!! Beth
  8. H

    Seroquel and Liver levels?

    Hi all. First of all I am sooo happy to report that this past month on seroquel has changed our lives! It's not perfect but nearly so. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping this will be a long term thing. Juan Carlos had gotten so violent and out of control it was as if he was not there...
  9. S

    OMG at my its end

    The stupid sleep disorder doctor is only a pediatrician pumenlogist(sp). She has no idea why he doesn't sleep, or why he wakes up so many times. I am going crazy, cause I am barely sleeping ie only a couple hours a night. His seizures has decreased, or at least I haven't noticed them. Anyways all this doctor...
  10. P

    At my wits end . . .

    I am - of course - new to this site. I don't know where to turn. I am a single mom of a 6yr old girl. She has been diagnosed with ADHD/ODD and the Dr. also thinks that she has Tourette's. I have no one where I live that I can talk to. She goes to a therapist every other week and has been for...
  11. N

    Hello Again

    I haven't been on this forum for almost a year. It's hard to find the time with 2 kids and work and as I'm sure you can understand I really don't want to need it but I do. Overall things seemed to been improving but here recently there has been a change for the worse. Today I've just been so...
  12. E

    Teacher called me

    Joseph is 9yo and has ADHD. He's on 50mg vyvanse in the morning and .2mg clonidine at night. His teacher called me this morning to set up a meeting between us, the school counselor, and who knows who else. She is very concerned over his behavior. He has been hitting his head on things when he...
  13. I

    What do i do?

    I have a 5 yr old who was diagnosed last year with ADHD. He also has CP. This past year he has been on several, about 5, medications. And he is currently on Clonidine. He takes 3 pills a day, .1mg. Today, he seen a new doctor, who basically, I felt attacked me. He went on and on about the...
  14. M

    Medication Possibilities

    I was just wondering what possible medication combinations would work for a child diagnosed with anxiety (social, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and separation) and ADHD, AS signs and the possibility of underlying bipolar. I have to get back into the psychiatrist because the prozac just made him more oppositional and hyper so I didn't...
  15. Tiapet

    I need help (long) need a new direction to look - this is a puzzle

    I'll start with the history to help. Since 2002 my middle one has been in treatment. Initial diagnosis was simply ADHD inattentive with ODD and just didn't do well with school. She was born with some physical stuff that was addressed early in life that didn't really disrupt her life too much but...
  16. F

    Daughter on concerta/not hungry/can't sleep/tired...tired??? Side effects?

    Do they get better? She has had two pills. She said she did get her work done at school, maybe a little better. However, she also has NO appetite, didn't sleep much, is tired tired. I wouldn't think Concerta would make one tired, but I know it is doing so. She is normally peppy (not hyperactive...
  17. F

    I am about to walk away

    Granted I don't really mean that I am going to but living with a child who is NEVER happy is exhausting. I posted this almost exactly a year ago: He has gotten worse. He is never happy and he's usually crying and/or raging over something. He hits me, his siblings, punches walls, and he is...
  18. Janna

    Okay, The Concerta Wasn't It - medication Trial #2

    I should have known, going through this twice now, the medication trial is going to be a huge PITA. But, silly, stupid me, I thought, just thought, MAYBE, just MAYBE, this kid will be different, and a small stimulant will take all the worries away. Hello? Who was I kidding? He's still ADHD...
  19. S

    Mother of an 8 year old out of control Aspergers child!

    Hi, I'm new to this site hoping to find other parents that are in my same situation. Someone to listen to me vent and let me listen while they vent. My son was diagnosed last year with Aspergers. He was a very good baby until he started school and thats when it became worse. Right now he is...
  20. R

    8 year old being agitated and not being able to concentrate at school

    My 8 year old difficult child is currently on 25 mg. Adderol, 2 mg of Intuniv both in the morning and 1 1/2 mg of Riseperdal in the evening. We just increased the Adderol to the 25 mg. about 2 weeks ago. Lately he has been very agitated at school. According to his teacher he is easily aggravated by his...
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