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  1. P

    Vyvanse--anyone heard about it?

    Hi The makers of Adderall have come out with a "new" ADHD drug Vyvanse. Has anyone heard anything about it? Better/worse than Adderall? thanks for input... Chris
  2. J

    she's on lamictal finally

    so i began it tonight with her, super low dosage i cut the 25mg pill in half. she was hypomanic, couldn't sit still, aggitated, been this way for past 4 days now leading up to holidays is a trigger for her. she was restless miserable and said mom when am i starting that new medication?? i was...
  3. J

    Losing control

    I am a single mother Who just recently returned from a year in afganistan. My 2 kids just moved back with me about a month ago. My 6 year old has had behavior problems going on almost 4 years. The last week he has been acting up at school and daycare, bad enough I had to pick him up. When we...
  4. STRESSEDTOMAX

    Haven't been here in a long time...

    Hi Everyone - I have been on and off this forum for years but never consistently stay. I really don't know why that is because I definitely belong here. For some reason, I find it overwhelming. Anyway, my difficult child is my son Tommy. We first started seeing problems with him when he was about 18...
  5. S

    Considering Prozac for my almost 8 year old

    How many others know any good and/or bad affects of Prozac in children? I've been reading some online articles. Our psychiatrist says that she has research that has shown alot of positive things about it. We've tried ADHD medications, depakote, guanfacine and some things have worked for a while but...
  6. N

    Second meeting with the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

    Met today for the second time with the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She still does not paint a pretty picture. Says the son has so much rage and anger, and is definitely ODD with depression. She said if things do not change for him, by the time he reaches adulthood there is no doubt he will end up in jail from...
  7. gcvmom

    To let him sleep, or not?

    I've posted before about difficult child 2's tendency to sleep a lot. He went to bed at 9pm last night and he's still sleeping (it's 12:30pm now). I woke him at 9am today to give him his morning Depakote, and I have to do it again in a minute for his afternoon Seroquel dose. Part of his excessive...
  8. gcvmom

    Medication error will make for an interesting few days

    difficult child 2 takes Namenda in the morning before school. I reminded him to go take it today as he was getting ready. Normally we use a pill box with everything measured out for the week, but lately he's been fine with just taking what he needs on his own. He just needs the prompt to go do it at the...
  9. T

    Make mine a double, please!

    Hello everyone, Well it is official today, we now have 2 individuals with bipolar living under the same roof!!! After a major melt down at school yesterday, Levi was suspend for the day. His therapist came to the school and saw him in full battle mode for the first time and got him an...
  10. 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...
  11. B

    easy child not just a easy child anymore...

    Well, easy child (now easy child/difficult child) has been seeing the same psychiatrist as difficult child once a month for awhile now. psychiatrist has been keeping track of her moods, etc. He has been leaning more and more towards the possibility that she too has bi-polar. Lately, I have been seeing more and more what looks like rapid mood...
  12. JJJ

    Freaking out about budget cuts

    If the Illinois legislature doesn't get their collective butts in gear THIS WEEK, my children will lose: *their psychiatrists *their therapists *their prescription drug coverage *the autism family resource center *half of their adoption subsidy Kanga's Residential Treatment Center (RTC) should be fine as that is...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. gcvmom

    Caught, confessed, conundrum...

    difficult child 1 and I were out running errands today. We're in Walmart and he's perusing the toy aisle when I come up to him and he's got a pack of Pokemon cards in his hand and asks me if he can borrow two bucks. I'm taken aback because I know he gave me the last of his money to buy Wii points for him...
  16. gcvmom

    Adding Lamictal to Depakote ER

    We had our regularly scheduled psychiatrist appointment last night, and it was decided to add Lamictal to difficult child 2's cocktail. I told him I'd been noticing that difficult child 2 has been having trouble sleeping at night -- often gets up and wanders around or complains of not being able to sleep until after 1am. He...
  17. B

    Things are sliding downhill...

    Things seem to be sliding downhill for difficult child. I talked with psychiatrist last night and he agrees. He said he was afraid of this too - kind of knew it was a matter of time. He agrees that we need to take the opportunity of the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) opening (difficult child has been on the waiting list since March) at the end of the...
  18. TerryJ2

    Does Cymbalta have more/worse side effects than, say, Zoloft, on teens?

    Before sending off my difficult child to a residential treatment boarding school, we want to try an antidepressant. Right now he's taking Imiprimine at night but the psychiatrist seems to view that more in terms of bedwetting issues. Don't ask me why. I was thinking that since difficult child had such a horrid reaction a few...
  19. B

    Hello and meet Satanica....

    I've been lurking on this forum for some time and the silence must be broken. I live in Michigan, evidently the most backwards state in the country. My stepdaughter/difficult child, Satanica, has us at the end of our rope. She is in psychiatric hospital for the FIFTH time since last September, the last diagnosis from her last...
  20. K

    thank you

    thansk
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