About 5 weeks ago we increased the dosage of Vyvanse to 30 mg. and Respidol to 1.5 mg per day because difficult child was not doing as well as he had been. 2 weeks ago, we added more respidal because he was so angry and mean. I swear I think he is getting worse. He actually called me the B-word the other night. He has put a hole in his bedroom door, yells and screams, throws fits, and can't even seem to join the rest of the family for dinner. For the last 3 nights he has had a meltdown during dinner saying that he didn't want whatever food we are having. He has thrown his food across the floor and in the trash. He doesn't eat until everyone has left and he has exhausted himself. I've tried to help him but I don't know how. This morning, I gave him his old dosage of Vyvanse (20mg) and 1 mg of Respidol. He will get 1mg of respidol again tonight. The doctor isn't in today and we have an appointment tomorrow. I don't know if the medication is adding to the violent meltdowns or if something else is going on. I just don't remember him ever being so violent and unhappy. I've been doing a lot of reading and I know that some AS kids don't take medications at all. I just don't know what to think or do. I feel like the whole medication thing is a hit and miss affair. I want my son back! At least he was happy some of the time before the medication. Advise? PLEASE????? I know no one here is a doctor or anything. I want your advise as mothers of AS kids. I want to be armed with thoughts and ideas when we go to the psychiatrist tomorrow.