Hi there, I just found this website and this is my first post. Bear with me, it may be long. OK, so my 9, almost 10 year old son was diagnosed with severe ADHD in June, after years of seeing psychiatrists and getting an original borderline ADHD diagnosis. He has always struggled in school, academically and socially. Starting in preschool, every teacher has said he should be held back. Finally in 2nd grade, he repeated , and is now in 3rd. He got started on adderall, and its like he's a different kid at school, but now at home it is like we are living in a nightmare. So he started on 10 mg of the extended release, and we felt like it didn't really help, so the doctor put him on 20mgs. Everything was going good, and we (husband and I) decided to have him off the medications on the weekends to give him a break from the medications and help with his appetite. So we did that for a couple of weekends, and all the sudden he was flipping out at home. We then decided to still have him take the medications on weekends, because obviously it was messing with him too much to not be on it during the weekends. We then had a checkup with a new pediatrician and I was discussing my concerns about his anger and his appetite. So this doctor told us he should be on 15mgs and just take 5mg on the weekends. Well, he was on 15 mgs for a week and got in trouble two days at school had a few horrible temper tantrums at home and ended the week by getting suspended for getting in a fist fight. So we put him back on the 20 mg. On Christmas night he had a horrid flip out, screaming and yelling and cursing at us, saying he hates us. We took all his presents away, video games away, his cable box, everything got taken away. And ever since Christmas, we have lived in a never ending nightmare. 5 out of 7 nights of the week are ended with him flipping out on us and him screaming that he hates us, and f words and he will look right at me And call me a f'ing bi***. It takes everything in me not to whoop his ass. I feel so bad for my 6 yr old daughter that she grows up with mommy and daddy being upset all the time, and I have a 6 month old baby growing up in this hell house. We are at our wits end. We don't know what to do anymore. Please help.