hi, so i've thought alot past few days on how to handle stuff with this whole "thorazine" drug that was prescribed difficult child. I did my best, worked it through, read the clinical trials, went to the fda site to view the incedences of the drug. At end of day I am not giving it to her. I contacted her current dr. 5 days ago now, and i did not receive a return phone call. He thought I was placing her on medication, so this could of been an emergency and no return call. I have not officially dropped him yet and sent a letter releasing him, I am in process of bringing her old dr back in. He was very expensive and in city and it got to the point where i was unable to pay him. He does not accept insurance. Yet he truly cared about difficult child, answered my calls at anytime of day or night, was great with difficult child, she also liked him and spoke to him quite a lot. We worked together with finding a solution, he asked for my input and my thoughts, and stepped carefully with each medication. so he finally called me today we are playing phone tag right now yet I am hoping by the time difficult child returns to school on thursday i have him on board, I will also require him present at the iep/504 stuff cause their fighting me on it. i've submitted a log typed to the school two days in row when difficult child was not in on time. i will be asking the new dr. if he's on board by thursday to write a letter to the school explaining difficult child's latenesses every a.m. so that attention is taken away from me and i have documentation backing me up. lillyth here suggested asperger's syndrome, which is quite possible i think. would fit with the repetitive behaviors at bedtime, the sensitivity issues, the need for routine in place at all times, the anxiety as well as the huge social issues and fact she really is not good at initiating conversation or making new friends, and also the most severe is the lack of sleep and the sudden dips in her which the dr.s state is the BiPolar (BP). so i've made a call to a facility today to hopefully set up an evaluation for her. I don't like putting difficult child through more yet it's important that we find an answer to this so that we don't wind up with the wrong diagnosis. sure she's got the anxiety disorder, depression, adhd, the tics, yet adding asperger's to the list would make sense. we shall see, if is isnt' that then i will accept the diagnosis of BiPolar (BP) and move forward. meanwhile i am hoping to get some medication in place with the new dr. he may have a hard time not knowing if it's BiPolar (BP) or not yet she's got a ton of others issues to grab from so i'm sure that he can find something for her. he's kinda new at it which scares me a bit only 8 years in, yet he's got alot of heart and works in a hospital everyday with varying disorders, handles kids and he'll take the time to truly "review" the file, which other doctors don't. so we shall see. most important thing right now is getting her sleeping....... i read up on weighted blankets today and white noise machines.......i have never tried weighted blankets. we have tried various cd's and other methods for sleep to no avail.