Cross your fingers

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    difficult child had a psychiatrist appointment tonight. We talked a lot about his how impulsive he is. It seems much more ADHDish than his bipolar. We decided we are going to try Strattera (sp?) again. It has been 6 years since we have tried any ADHD medications and he seems much more stable now than he did then.

    Every time in the past we have tried any ADHD medications (including Strattera) it was bad news. I didn't think we would go down this route again but it does seem like the right thing to do. He is 14 and still can't sit in a class for more than 5 or 10 minutes.

    Please cross your fingers that this doesn't send him into mania or cause him to be violent!! Thanks in advance!
  2. keista

    keista New Member

    Crossing fingers and sending positive vibes.
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed!
  4. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Pretzeling that it works.
  5. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Hope it helps! And NO BAD side effects! It is a hard gamble, but one that we need to take sometimes. No child should have to go through all of this. Let us know how it goes... saying a little prayer for him now...
  6. Bunny

    Bunny Guest

    Fingers crossed for both of you!!
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Sending good thoughts that this works out well!
  8. Cressida

    Cressida New Member

    Good luck! Trying new medications is a scary thing, but re-trying old ones that didn't work first time round must be much worse. Wishing you all the luck in the world. :)
  9. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Fingers crossed!
  10. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    My son was put back on strattera yesterday in combination with his atunive. His issue with the strattera was sleepiness. Hopefully that will be the worst side effect.

    Crossing all crossables for you.
  11. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed. Has he ever been on Guafacine, Tenex or part of that family? Hugs DDD
  13. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed. I hope it works well for your difficult child.
  14. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Hope the medication can help and causes no significant issues!
  15. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Ladies! So far so good-he did say he slept two hours at school today (his sense of time is off so hard to know for sure). He did seem a bit less talkative tonight but don't know if that was due to the medications. The psychiatrist is starting him off at a lower than normal dosage in the hopes that if we go up slowly it will have less of a chance of sending him into mania.