Also New Here

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by crazyhouse0f3, May 12, 2009.

  1. crazyhouse0f3

    crazyhouse0f3 New Member

    Well, I am not sure where to begin other than I am at a total loss. I am a single mother with 3 children. I have 2 PCs and 1 difficult child. My difficult child is 8 yrs old and is having a very hard time this spring. Not quite sure why this year is any different then the past 7 but, hey what can you do. We go circles in this house with my difficult child as the ring leader. I am at a loss as where to go, with nowhere to turn. The dad has now decided to question every decision I have ever made and wants answers to his questions that I have never had answered for me. Sorry that this seems like all I am doing is venting, just really lost as where to go from here.
  2. Jungleland

    Jungleland Welcome to my jungle!

    Hi, welcome to this wonderful place. You have found a place to vent, scream, cry and laugh with people who KNOW what you mean when you say you want to run away (like I do right now ;) ).

    I am kinda at a loss with my difficult child right now so I am not much help. Just wanted to welcome you and offer understanding hugs!

    Hugs of welcome, Vickie
  3. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Hi! Welcome to the crowd!

    Are you completely comfortable with the ADHD/ODD diagnosis? The reason I ask is that until my difficult child 1 hit 7, they wouldn't delve in any further. I went and got a neuropsychologist evaluation done (you can get them at a Children's or Teaching hospital) and it turns out he's got Aspergers Syndrome. It turns out that ADHD/ODD were more like symptoms rather than diagnosis'.

    Others will come along and ask a bunch of questions. They're not being nosy, their just trying to help you get to the bottom of things.

    Again, welcome! We're a bunch a good eggs (some of us are cracked, but still good!)~

  4. crazyhouse0f3

    crazyhouse0f3 New Member

    I have fought the ADD/ODD diagnosis for the past 4 years. He just had another round of testing and got the same answers that we got last time. I am not happy with it, but don't know where to go for anything else. Do you have to have a referral to go to the others?
  5. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    In my limited experience, when I see Depakote and Risperdal in combination, I read Mood Disorder. And FWIW, stimulant medications can make mood disorder symptoms WORSE. We have first-hand experience with that! Who did the various rounds of testing in the past?

    If your insurance requires a referral, then talk to your primary care doctor about sending you to a neuropsychologist. I found the two I've used through our local children's hospital. If you have a PPO, you probably can just self-refer and make the appointment directly. That's what I've done in the past.
  6. victorF.954

    victorF.954 New Member


    I just wanted to take the chance to say hi to all of you. I have just found the forum on my google search. Hope that I will gather important information, get support if I need it, can help others... I think it is very important to support each other. I am definitely looking forward to post in this forum.
  7. Christy

    Christy New Member

    I'm glad you've found us and sorry that you needed to look for a group like this.

    There is always someone here who understands.