This is my first post on this site. I found it out off desperation. My son and I had one of the worst mornings we have had in years. I know that I handled it badly out of my frustration. He has been in counseling for his behaviors for about 2 years now and was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD in early spring. He turned 5 last month. Things were going pretty well until his birthday. We started him on intuniv in June with hopes of having some of his impulsiveness and anxiety under control before school started. But for some reason everything went downhill after his birthday. For the first week his counselor and I attributed this backward spiral to the excitement of his birthday but after 3 weeks we decided, along with his doctor to increase the dosage of his medication. The one thing we noticed during the original adjustment period to the medication he cried over everything and required a lot more sleep. Now that we have increased his dosage we have seeing that again. This morning I ended up breaking down and crying in front of him because he just would not listen to anything. He was so overtired and yet just would not give in and go back to sleep. I finally took him to daycare and am now left home alone feeling like a terrible mother once again. I feel like all the progress we made over the last 2 years has gone out the window and I am terrified of what is going to happen when he starts school at the end of the month. Apparently there are no support groups for parents in my area so I am posting here in hopes that someone out there has some advice, any advice for us. My son is my whole world and it has been the two of us against the world for a long time now. Last spring we moved back to our home state where we do have the support of my parents who are amazing but even that does not change the fact that the majority of the time it is just the two of us.