1. gcvmom

    Okay... so what were you saying about 8 weeks?

    For Tegretol to take effect? I get it, I get it! Although difficult child 2 was very tired this morning, and he reported that he literally fell asleep in class before the morning recess, this evening he is BOUNCING off the walls. He said he's tired, but his mind is racing. Great. He also got two or...
  2. tiredmommy

    Gcvmom? How are...

    the boys doing? Just looking for an update...
  3. crazymama30

    psychiatrist was right?

    We took difficult child's Lamictal dose down to 150mgs from 200mg. psychiatrist thought maybe the Lamictal was activating him, but agreed that difficult child was cycling. About 2-3 days after the medication change, difficult child calmed and became more rational, for lack of a better term. He is no longer telling me I hate him, and is not...
  4. gcvmom

    When do they take medications on their own?

    I haven't finished the parenting process with anyone yet, so perhaps some of you more seasoned folks can tell me how your difficult child's evolved to the point where they take their own medications without being reminded (or is this just a pipe dream of mine)? My oldest difficult child still needs me to give him his first...
  5. 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...
  6. M

    Just started Daytrana

    So... psychiatrist added Daytrana to difficult child's medications. The BM and the teacher have been complaining about "focusing" problems with difficult child. The teacher actually had more to say than just "focusing" so, I think I'll be asking for a neuro-phych evaluation. We've done 2 days so far of the daytrana and I honestly can't see...
  7. M

    Daytrana Questions

    I've been a visitor here for some time, off and on. Finally, our behavioral pediatrician has prescribed Daytrana for our little difficult child, who is now just about 6 years old. I'm hoping I see some changes, I can't take it anymore as is. She starts first grade in a month, and we'd like to have somewhat of a...
  8. Malika

    J and medications

    Hello everyone. It's been a while since I posted here though I still come occasionally to read posts. We are still in Morocco - after to-ing and fro-ing about where to go, I decided in the end that continuity was the most important thing. J has started at a new school here, kind of...
  9. crazymama30

    Daytrana Patch

    difficult child's patch keeps coming off. He swears it is falling off and he is not scratching it off, but I don't know. Anyone have problems with this? It really just seems to be happening lately. I have been happy with them in every other way, but I just want them to stay on.
  10. --Eleanor--

    Daytrana update

    Hi all: I've been busy and haven't posted much lately, but I wanted to follow up on medication issues that various people discussed here about a month ago. I had very mixed feelings about ritalin, regular and extended release, because my son ranged from irritable to irrational when coming off...
  11. crazymama30

    daytrana update

    So far I remain very happy with this medication. I do not see any of the rebound I have seen with the other medications. I think it is more smooothly given since it is a transdermal patch. I am not sure if we need to up the dose or not, we see psychiatrist tommorrow. I think I may want to wait untill school...
  12. 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...
  13. crazymama30

    Daytrana patch falling off

    Has anyone had any experience with the Daytrana patch and with it falling off? I am not sure if difficult child pulled it off, or if it fell off. Thxs
  14. 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
  15. TerryJ2

    I hate my life

    Warning: Rant ahead (go on to the next note if you've had enough rants) I tried twice to type in notes this weekend ... long notes ... but the computer ate them. Just as well. They were just rants, the same old thing. I can ditto Gcvmom's note. Homework isn't done. difficult child is in bed ... or on...
  16. T

    Mentally exhausted

    A quick background. My son (12) was diagnosed with ADHD 5 yrs ago and for the most part has done well on medications (Daytrana). He has always shown signs of ODD and this year was suspended numerous times. Those issues aside because although troublesome this is not my main concern at the moment. My son...
  17. gcvmom

    Mood issues becoming more apparent in difficult child 1

    We had our usual psychiatrist appointment yesterday. I went over my obeservations again about difficult child 1's Daytrana patch and Focalin seeming to lose effectiveness at times. The psychiatrist said that it means there's a mood issue at work and that we may need to bump up the Tegretol if it continues. So far this...
  18. R

    Php wants to keep difficult child till April or May

    I am just floored about this. difficult child started at this php the week before Christmas because I school district claims they cannot give him the resources he needs. To remind everyone that the sd showed up at our intake appointment when difficult child and myself were both sick to go over his IEP and did not tell me they...
  19. gcvmom

    I must be stupid.

    difficult child 1 clearly behaves as if I am. I put the cord lock back on his TV last weekend because of his beligerence towards pretty much the whole family. He was mouthy and swearing and slamming things. He was extremely irritable and the smallest things would set him off into an explosive rant. I...
  20. R

    difficult child is in an acute partial program and school wants me to fill out a withdrawal form.

    I need some advice on this. Mid-December difficult child school requested we put him back into the acute partial hospitalization program for school because they felt they do not have the resources he needs right now. (he goes there during school hours instead of his regular school and they bus him to and...