Today I was going to run an errand and pick up difficult child at carpool and then spend the afternoon sleeping off my cold. (I'm sicker than a dog.) I called the school to tell them, and just at the moment I called, difficult child was called into the office. The teacher said he was extremely hyper and there was something wrong with him. She said it was clear he wasn't acting up, he was clearly unable to control himself. He was supposed to help make cookies or something to help with-the little kids but she did not want him around little kids in that condition. He claimed his dad had given him 3 cups of coffee this a.m. Say what? I did carpool and he did NOT have coffee. Then he thought he drank L's tea. Nope. I dumped it last night and the teapot was in the dishwasher. Candy? The teacher said he hardly ate any ... and today would be the day, because he has a sensitivity to red dye. I don't know why he lies like that, except that he doesn't want to get into trouble and wants to blame his behavior on something. Sigh. Mrs. B said I could pick him up ANY time (meaning "now, please!"). By the time I got there, he had calmed down a bit but was still talkative. The teacher patted him on the shoulder and reminded him that she was not mad, just that he had to be separated because he was so hyper. He acknowledged her nicely. husband and I think it's his Zoloft. You may recall that had him on it last month for a wk but we were giving it to him at night and he was up all night, playing video games. Very manic. We stopped for 2 wks and the psychiatrist said that 87%of kids have a mild manic reaction in the beginning so you're supposed to give it to them in the a.m. Too much of a coincidence that yesterday he was sweating, dizzy, and saw black spots, and today he was hyper and had a headache. Oh, and yesterday he said his heart was beating loud and fast, and he had me put my hand on his chest. He was right! We're going to give it to him tomorrow a.m. and watch him closely. If the same thing happens, he's off of it for good. If it is the Zoloft, I'm wondering if his reaction is because he's mildly bipolar because I know that straight antidepressants with-o a mood stabilizer are not good. We may be onto something here! (The psychiatric hospital people last fall suggested that difficult child had more than one issue and to not rule anything out.) Wish us luck tomorrow!