Hi all and good morning. Just joined the site this morning, but thought I would get my introduction out of the way... I am 30 yrs old and engaged to my fiance of 5 yrs. We are a blended family with my 7 yr old son from a previous relationship and my fiance's 10 yr old daughter from a previouis marriage. My mom refers to us as the "noisy family", lol. I struggle with Fibromyalgia (a chronic pain condition) and diabetes on a daily basis. I also have PTSD and most recently was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I have SEVERE food allergies that have crept up on me within the last 2 years that have resulted in many hospital visits. My 7 yr old son got diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and Borderline Conduct Disorder in Senior Kindergarten. At that time, his teacher noted some behavioral and attention issues and he was having rage episodes at home. Now that he is on medication (Concerta + Risperadol) there is noted differences in his behavior, however, the ADHD is still not fully under control and I am noting behavior I haven't seen before (withdrawl/anxiousness/sensitivity). I am a bit axious as school is starting in just a few weeks, but guess we will just see how things pan out the first few weeks. My 10 yr old step-daughter got diagnosed with Tourette's and anxiety disorders. She is my ultimate struggle. I find that it is a VERY thin line in distinguishing behaviour related to her disorders and "temper tantrum" behavior of a 10 yr old and relaying consequences for those unwanted behaviors. She is always defient towards me and if she doesn't like what I have to say she cries (literally) to her father, my fiance. She is quite the manipulater. She is on multiple medications, which have helped manage her tics and some of the "attitude". My fiance and I have seen two social-workers/counselors regarding her conditions, but nothing seems to work in the long run of things. I definately see additional behaviors that seem to fit ADHD and ODD, but I haven't brought this to anyone's attention. I am looking into couples therapy, as well as family therapy, in our area. I don't know what else to do, I am at my wits end!