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  1. Z

    New and could really use some advice (long)

    I'm very new to this whole world and I would love some advice from some seasoned parents. I know this is incredibly long and wordy, but I would love and take anyone's advice on how to deal with my situation. Here is my difficult child's background: My middle son, T, is 6 years old and currently staying in...
  2. A

    mania?

    Sooo...difficult child started back on a stimulant yesterday after about 5 weeks without and he is WIDE OPEN this morning, and has been since 4:30. By WIDE OPEN I mean a mile-a-minute-talking, making noises, running around the house, constant bugging us, bugging the dog, etc. acting like a nut. I can tell...
  3. klmno

    acne

    Does anyone know if lithobid or depakote makes acne worse?
  4. A

    New medication to try & update

    Hello, I haven't updated for awhile, it has been too exhausting to summarize what has been happening. difficult child has had an up and down summer, some successes but mostly very difficult - it always is in the summer. He had a really rough start at Grade 1, new school and despite the warnings the teacher...
  5. Loving Abbey 2

    medication questions

    difficult child is going to start taking Lithobid instead of generic Lithium. And she is starting Depakote ER (the 24 hour one) instead of the regular one. Now both of these cost more. Has anyone had any experience that these are actually better? The psychiatrist says they have a few less side effects and are...
  6. gcvmom

    Holding my breath this medication bump is working...

    We increased difficult child 2's Seroquel XR to 500mg and reduced Depakote ER to 250mg on Thursday night. No difference noticed Friday. I let him sleep as long as he wanted on the weekend (which was past noon both days) so the day was kinda messed up and it was hard to really know what I was seeing...
  7. 4

    New here...hoping to lighten the load

    Hello all! I am glad to find this group. I am new here and have been reading through the threads and I feel as if I am walking in to meet my biological family after having been in an adopted for my entire life. This journey of motherhood for me has not been without its excitement. Really its...
  8. crazymama30

    ???Vent!!!

    We went to the store to buy difficult child some candy as easy child has a field trip tommorrow (overnight) so I bought her some goodies. difficult child was upset, and rightfully so. We do not buy a lot of candy, so I told him that after dinner we would go buy his candy. Before dinner I sent difficult child out to ride his bike as he...
  9. Liahona

    its been awhile

    Hi everyone, its been awhile since I was on here, so I'm going to tell you what we're up to. difficult child 1 still isn't on medications that work for him. He is defiant and aggressive and sneaky. School started this week and the teacher is already seeing defiant behavior from him. It used to be that he'd...
  10. totoro

    K's psychiatrist apt.

    It went pretty well. K did not want to talk. She does not like talking, the ex-psychiatrist's have left a mark on her. K said she was doing pretty well. Said she was doing her school work... blah blah blah. husband and I laughed. K then laid on the floor and played frantically. We talked about K's last 5...
  11. klmno

    Can MS's

    slow down the process of difficult child's voice changing? I noticed that his voice was squeaking and clearly changing to a deeper, more masculine sound early last summer- before mood stabilizers were tried. But now, it's like it never started to change at all. He's on lithobid and depakote er. He's been on...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. STRESSEDTOMAX

    Very upset...psychiatric tests came back

    Hi, everyone- I am close to distraught right now. difficult children therapist called and said they have been seeing many of the behaviors we have described since last night. difficult child has threatened a staff member with a needle, threatened to wake all the kids on the unit, kicked a staff member, and hit his...
  15. gcvmom

    Seroquel titration, instability

    So difficult child 2 is on his second day of Seroquel at 200mg (well, second dose at that level was tonight). He seems to have on-going periods during the day where he is quiet and subdued. And then other times he is revved up, acting impulsively, silly, sort of hypomanic I guess you could say. During one...
  16. klmno

    Please somebody direct me to some help

    This kid cheeked his medications tonight. I swear I don't know how he does it. I see him put it in his mouth- see it n his tongue, see him take a drink. Then I looked and found it later. I made him do it again. I think he took it but [email protected]@ I thought he took it before. Then, I smeeled smoke in his...
  17. klmno

    blood draw question

    When difficult child first had blood draws, psychiatrist said they needed to be done in mornings before getting morning medications. psychiatrist finally filled out the form for me to take difficult child to get a blood draw for thyroid and lithium check this week. I was going to take him tomorrow morning, however, I just called to verify...
  18. klmno

    abilify- hypomania??

    psychiatrist added abilify to difficult child's lithobid and tegretol last week and told me to stop it at any sign of agitation or restlessness. difficult child was on a cleaning spree last night, went out for 3 short walks, went to bed about 11:00--11:30 and was up cleaning when I got up at 7:30 this morning. I'm stopping...
  19. K

    i really need some advice - i am desperate

    My 13 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD and BiPolar. We have been trying to do the medication thing as well as therapy (in the past). Therapy didn't work. The medication's don't seem to work all the time in my opinion, but not sure. She gets these rages, has ripped her bedding, will not...
  20. E

    need help with medications

    difficult child#1 is 9 years old. He did great most of last year. Last summer he just went down hill. He started melting down over nothing all the time, he became very violent, we now home school because he cant handle school. Anyway, the docs cant get his medications straight. He was on 7 at one time! We have him...
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