hi to everyone, i hope everyone's day was good. I know some of us have had very rough days' today. My thoughts were totally with you. so, i have a question.... i increased difficult child's medications about 5 days ago, i did it because i started to see the manic behaviors again, sleep disturbance or rather not falling asleep, extremely argumentative, wetting the bed again, etc. So, she's struggling tonight. boyfriend's kids unfortunatley are really driving hard with the holidays this year, excited talkign about the "countdown", they were online tonight at toys r us writing their xmas lists. I can't control his kids, their just being kids. Yet difficult child can't handle this over stimulation right now. So, i was wondering how long do you think it takes to see an affect of some type once dosage is increased?? i already back medication up now to 5 p.m., when i first started i gave it to her at 630. I just want to try to navigate my ways thru the holidays with her with-o a crash of depression again or a continued manic episode. sure if she was with-o a diagnosis of any type i'd say ok typical kid behavior she's excited, blah blah yet hmm she's her. any thoughts???