My son is currently taking vyvanse once a day (30mg), tenex twice a day (2mg), he was on respiredal twice a day (.05mg) then we had put him on abilify twice a day (2mg) & now hes on oxicarb...(150mg) but he gets a half n the morning n the other half as soon as he gets hm fem school along with an adderal (cuz he is very hyper in the afternoon and insurance & the law? Will not allow the dr… read more
We have tried several different meds and several combinations....we have also tried some vitamins and minerals and supplements as well as a GF diet.....I find a mix of all work best for my son. His current (and longest run of the same) prescriptions meds are:
TRAZADONE (for sleep)
CHLORPROMAZINE (to slow down)
PROVIGIL (to focus)
CLONAZEPAM (for anxiety)
DIVALPROEX (to calm and focus)
He also takes:
METFORMIN (for mild early onset of diabities due to all the medicine trals).
His current (and again longest lasting run of the same) non prescriptions meds are:
METHYL B 12 (for health and focus)
PROBIOTIC MULTI ENZYME (for digestion)
VITAMIN D3(for depression)
VITAMIN E(for digestive health)
STOOL SOFTNER(for digestive health)
FISH OIL(heart health and mood enhancer)
The bottom line is you will need to find what works best for your family. I suggest reading about someof the "non prescription" therapies. I, myself was resistant to all medications especially those that were not prescribed, but over the years I found the more I opened my mind to it the more I was able to help my child. Good luck to you and your family!
we have used Adderall XL for years w/my son for ADHD. However, we found when he was in high school, the hyperactivity decreased and because of that we took him off it. As far as attention deficit, he is distractable whether on adderall or not, so i'd rather not medicate him if it doesnt do anything. The othet drug we had him on was risperdal. This seemed to help 'connect' his thoughts for a while. but after a few years on this, that too seemed to do very little. i was then told by a new psychiatrit that if you are on risperdal too long it will have the opposite effect - a dulling of the brain is how he described it. So quickly we went off that too! Now he's just on Lexapro/Wellbutrin combo.
My 5yr old daughter is on: 8am- tenex 1mg, prozac 10mg, resperidol, .05mg
12pm- tenex 1mg
4pm- tenex 1mg
8pm- trazadone 50mg, resperdol .05mg, hydroxyzine.
It's a lot and she's still extremely hyper and aggressive. Most times she's just completely out of control; then out of nowhere, she's sweet and calm.
My son is on aderal. Im sure im spelling it wrong . Dont have the meds with me to check it. My son gets 7mg before school and at noon. Then 5mg late I n the day if needed. Like if we are going to dinner out or the mall or friends houses.
Yhank u for ur info jt has an appt w his pysch dr and i am going 2 tlk 2 him abt some of the meds u listed. I know this may sound awful but jts brothers sister father nana (my mom but doesn't feel this way as much) his grandfather (who has tld my husband that he will never kp jt ever again until we get him under control by wearing his butt out cuz thats what his problem is we dont punish him enough) & I tread afternoons win jt gets hm frm school and most of all weekends n thats win hes really really bad. Again thank u