Second psychiatrist appointment. for difficult child 2 today.

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Californiablonde, May 23, 2012.

  1. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    Later this afternoon we have another psychiatrist appointment. for difficult child 2. He has been on Intuniv for about six weeks now and so far his teacher has seen some improvement with his ADHD. Although she has to constantly re-direct him throughout the day, she says he is more responsive. I'm not so sure this is the medication for us. The fact that he consistently has to be put back on task does not sit well with me and I'm thinking psychiatrist should try something else. The insomnia side effect isn't getting any better either. I don't know what else the doctor will suggest, but I know that both him and I are trying to stay away from stimulants if we can. I really like this psychiatrist so I'm trusting his judgement either way. Anyway, wish us luck.
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Good luck! Let us know.
  3. Confused

    Confused Guest

    Californiablonde, Its like a hunt for the perfect type medication I guess. I wish you luck. :)
  4. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    If insomnia is a side effect for him, absolutely a change is needed. The needing redirection may be his Asperger's. This may never go away. difficult child 1 is doing pretty well on his Strattera but there are still things that will distract him quite often. I have to settle for "at least he's not bouncing off walls" being the key. The inattention is better but it will never be 100% like neurotypical kids.

    Good luck!
  5. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Ummm.... even NT kids aren't at "100%" when it comes to attention.... <wink> It's just hard to know where exactly that dividing line is!