So, I started my son on Tenex 1/2 tab in the afternoon for 5 days, tolerated it well, so added 1/2 tab in the morning (per psychiatric's instructions). This was last Tues (5 days ago) (10 days since starting 1/2 dose). So.. 1/2 pill 8 am, 1/2 pill 3pm. Are you all still with me? He does ok once the medication in the morning has taken effect, but he wakes up so angry. And during the day, it calms him a little, but he's still having small meltdowns (I'm sure nothing like some of you experience! Serious kudos to you all!!) And then by about 5 pm, he's more emotional (like sensitive, crying, things like that) and more explosive. Will this wear off and he'll become adjusted to it and we'll start to see some serious improvement, or should I talk to my doctor about maybe a stronger medication or something. I called her the day after I added the second dose because he was lethargic. She took his BiPolar (BP) and said that he was probably fine, if we wanted to reduce it we could, but he would probably be fine. So now, if I call her just 4 days later, I'm going to feel like maybe I'm expecting some serious immediate gratification. I know that medications take time to get into the system and whatnot. When do you know that it's not enough? See, so instead of calling up the doctor first, I thought "It's not life-threatening, I'll write to my panel of ladies (and gentlemen ) They'll know what to do!" Ok, thanks for reading this! And maybe you could all lie to me and tell me that this all gets easier? There is light at the end of the tunnel, right? The screaming and tantruming and hitting will settle, right? (Ok, now here's where you lie to me and say, "Sure, things will be great and you'll be on a beach in Tahiti with that perfect bikini body") Sweet!!! Thanks!!!