1. P

    New here

    I am new here but by no means new to messageboards. I am at my wits end up my daughter(difficult child#3). Currently she is upstairs screaming that I am mean and she hates me. As much as it hurts me, I am able to just turn my back and walk away which sometimes stops the screaming. She was a preemie born at...
  2. klemie

    New to board, 7 year old son has ODD

    Hello eveyone, Well I have a 7 year old son that was just diagnosed with ODD, a daughter with sever anxiety disorder, and a husband that was diagnosed two years ago with Bipolar and so I am here! Life is busy, rough at times but I love them all. Just came home from hospital today as my hubby is...
  3. Janna

    So Tell Me About The Uncommon medications

    that may be working for your kid. What do you do when you've tried them all? Dylan's hyperactivity and impulsivity are skyrocketing. We had him 6 full days over the holiday, and every person that came in contact with him said he seemed "10x worse", "ready to jump out of his skin", "couldn't...
  4. 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...
  5. tiredmommy

    Mella? Come out and say hi!

    I want you to get a proper intro, so I'm copying & pasting your original post into it's own thread. From Mella: Hi There -- I'm a newbie as well and stumbled onto this forum while trying to find help for my own 5 year old ADHD/ODD son. It's nice to know that there are others who are also...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. S

    I don't think I can hold on.

    Well I must admit I really hoped I wouldn't have to come back here. AS much as I loved you all, I was happy to finally be able to move forward as life seemed to finally be getting better. WRONG. Let me first off say I'm sorry for such a long post, but I need to get this off my chest. difficult child#1 is...
  9. --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...
  10. klmno

    seroquel and getting high

    I just came back from visiting difficult child in juvie. He was saying that kids on seroquel will sometimes cheek them, then use the seroquel as a bet while playing cards. He says the kids say it can make you high. Did everyone except me already know this? I'm kind of glad now that psychiatrist changed difficult child...
  11. L

    When medication started, how soon did you see results?

    As my almost-6-year-old is screaming downstairs, I am looking forward to our first psychiatrist appointment. Would you mind sharing your first medication experiences for your soon were medication's effects experienced and what were they? Thank you so much!
  12. 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...
  13. Sheila

    ADHD and Learning Disability (LD) articles

    Click on to access: Larry Silver, M.D. Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor...
  14. K

    Concerta Side Effects

    My difficult child has been on Ritalin for a couple of months with fairly good results at school. Let's not talk about the rebound :frowny:. His Dr suggested that Concerta would be a good next step to cover the small bumps in the day he is experiencing. We gave him his first 27mg dose yesterday but it...
  15. F

    Concerta 54 "It makes me so jittery, but I can concentrate better"

    Any suggestions on what to do? Jumper came home and her eyes literally looked like they were glowing. I found out her dad had been forgetting to give her her ADHD medications so I quickly took over that duty and she took Concerta 54 mgs. for the first time in days. It was also her first 54 mg. dose...
  16. C


    Hi! I'm new to this forum. I have two daughters ages 10 and 8. My youngest was diagnosed with ADD a couple months ago and has been taking concerta for it. She has made remarkable improvements in school and seems to be adjusting well to the medication. If anyone here has or has had a child on...
  17. C


    Hi there. My daughter was just give a prescription for Concerta. Did anyone have any problems with this drug? Did it work for your child if they took it?
  18. Jamieh

    Questions about Vyvanse

    So E has been taking Vyvanse for a few weeks. he is taking around 12-15mg every morning. It's hard to tell exactly how much because of the way it's dissolved and measured out. But most days I'm able to get his dosage pretty good and he does well on it. But it wears off after 9 hours and he is CRAZY...
  19. F


    Jumper wants to start taking Vyvanse again when she starts school because she has a very difficult schedule and has trouble focusing. She never did take it with any consistency because I go to work really early and hub is the only one home when she goes off to school.Both she and hub forget...
  20. HMBgal

    Thoughts on medication Vacations?

    I did try to do a search but perhaps am not using the correct search string (medication + vacation). If you guys could send me to the right place, I can look around. I'm concerned about my grandson who just turned six, on Concerta, and he's strong (incredible at gymnastics) but so thin and eats...