difficult child switched to Triliptal. 1/2 pm. He was doing great and I thought I had my son back. After day 4 we were to up to 1/2 in am and pm. After two weeks was worse than first started. Began having crying fits, could not control emotions. Dr. suggested we up to 1/2 in am and 1 full in pm. Have done for 4 days and no improvement. I know that you have to try numerous drugs to find the right fit but I am at my wits end. Is it worth it if it makes them worse? My spouse thinks the Dr. is a quack and wants us to stop all medications. He can't control his outbursts with or with out medications so why put him thru all of this. I just want my son back. It was great the first three days of the medications. He played with brother and didn't yell at us. I felt safe and wasn't afraid to take him in public. Just venting.Thanks for listening. Also a question: has anyone had problems with dry lips, coldsores with Triliptal. Not included as a side effect.