1. mom22

    New to this group - will it just get worse?

    Hi - I am Mom to an 8 (almost 9 year old) who was placed with me almost 5 years ago through foster care. I am also Mom to his biological sister age 7. I don't know where to start. He has been challenging since the first weekend he was here. I am a single parent. My son is diagnosed with...
  2. Overit


    Hi this is my first post, I'm settled now but very concerned for my 10 year old daughter. My daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and I don't remember the name but it is a disrespect for authority figures at the age of 6. She takes Concerts daily although I don't like to give it to her...
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. B

    Possible Asperg., ODD, Sensory Integration Disorder (SID)

    Hello, I am new here and trying to memorize all of you terminology. This seems like a wonderful sight and makes me feel so unalone already. My difficult child (son) is 8y/o. When he was 3 I started realizing he was a little different than his peers. I was reading a mag. article about asperg. (never...
  6. Amelia G

    Residential Treatment

    This thread is for discussion of all the various issues that come up regarding placing a child in a residential treatment center or group home, their experience there, and transitions to and from home.
  7. Shari

    Yet another threat. Waiting to hear punishment.

    Good para was gone, substitute spent some of the morning with difficult child from 8:15-8:30 and 9:45-11:00, while he was with the substitute he did not have any behavioral/emotional outbursts. Numerous complaints of being tired. While at table in SpEd room he appeared to fall asleep while sitting up...
  8. jannie

    which mood stablizer ?

    I know no one here is a doctor..but I've heard people say that certain mood stablizers are used to treat certain symptons. I really believe difficult child 2 needs some type of mood stabilizer. For the past 1 1/2 p-doctor has told be to start him on trileptal. I haven't... I've trialed other...
  9. R

    Please Advise!

    Hi...I have a 5 year old son recently diagnosed with ODD and ADHD. My neurologist prescribed Abilify to treat his anxiety issues, and outbursts. All the info I can find is for kids 10 and up. Has anyone had any experience with this medication? I am frightened by the warnings. Please advise!!
  10. nvts

    Stims and Aspies

    Hi! Just got a call from difficult child 1's school. He's on another rage. Cursing, running, freaking out, his para was worried that he may have a couple of bruises on his arms because he was so out of control that they had to restrain him so he wouldn't hurt himself trying to escape.:angry: I'm at my...
  11. crazymama30

    Any difficult children on Daytrana Patch?

    psychiatrist is thinking of puting difficult child on Daytrana once he is stable on the Lamictal, which is working great. He is on 75mg now, and I do see results. We will go to 100mgs Lamictal in 2 more weeks. Anyways, just thought I would reasearch Daytrana now, and start here. Thanks
  12. B

    Anyone know about non-hyperactive ADD?

    My twelve year old daughter is in seventh grade and struggling to keep C's. She has learning disabilities and everyone says she doesn't have ADHD. I'm not sure what ADHD even entails. SHe tells me she has trouble keeping her mind on school when the teacher is talking, then needs to go for extra...
  13. J

    Anyone Have Experience with Focalin?

    psychiatrist suggested it was time to try to address ADHD issue again since difficult child has been stable on Depakote, Abilify, Straterra and Tenex. We are eliminating Straterra and dropping Tenex so he should be done with-that one in a week. Introduced Focalin ER today. difficult child has never done well with-stims (Ritalin...
  14. M

    Anyone use Methylin for ADHD symptoms?

    I am finding that difficult child responds well to it...even though at this point it is only 10mg on top of other medications. Plus, it is short-acting...only 3/4 hours. Anyone use Methylin? What is the dose?
  15. crazymama30

    side affect

    difficult child has started losing his hair and eyebrows. The hairless scalp spots look normal, no redness or dryness. His eyebrows are getting scarce. I have not heard that this can come from Lamictal or Daytrana. Does anyone else have any ideas? Yes, we have an appointment with a dermatologist next monday...
  16. Z

    Anyone use vynanse?

    Hi! I haven't posted here in years. I check in when I can though. I have a 10 yr old son who is having trouble in school. He is diagnosed ADHD H/I type and ODD. I have my thoughts about bipolar, but his psychiatrist just blows me off. difficult child had his tonsils and adenoids out in Sept. After he...
  17. T

    What are any of your experiences with Focalin?

    My difficult child has been on Metadate for about five years. We have tried Dexadrine, Concerta and Strattera but he has severe side effects. He still has issues at school (day dreaming, behavioral,) and some behavorial issues at home so we are looking at trying something new. We tried Dayterra but he...
  18. I

    Kids who react badly to stimulants...

    I'm looking to find any advice from parents whose children react badly to stimulants. My difficult child has tried Concerta, Adderrall, the patch (Daytrana) and all have caused horrible side effects, primarily: - not eating - difficulty falling asleep - violent outbursts - facial tics - psychosis (like...
  19. L

    Sleep Advice for difficult child

    My difficult child has been off all mood stabilizers since November 08. Quite frankly, the changes I have seen are positive. She has been in a better frame of mind off medications than on. She has Daytrana patch @15 mg for her ADHD symptoms. Patch is off by 4 or 5pm daily. So I don't know if I am making a...
  20. crazymama30

    spiraling downward

    Since we stopped the Daytrana 15mg, difficult child has become increasingly out of control. On the Daytrana he was hypersensitive and irritable. He is not irritable now, but is over the top hyper and impulsive. psychiatrist has been on vacation, was supposed to be back in today, but he has not returned my emails...