What medications help you as a parent? I feel like I need something to cope
My son is 11 yrs old and is a very HF aspie. He has been on Remeron for anxiety for 2 years now. We upped the dose about 6 months ago because he had grown. He has gained a lot of weight in that 6 months. He is starting to have self esteem problems. He has been exercising but nothing seems to help. I have done the research and I know that this medication does this. I am going to see his psychiatrist to ask for another med. I feel like the self esteem issues are very important. I was wondering if… read more
My son has been on Daytrana patch since February. He currently is at 20 mg. I feel like it is not working at all. He is more irritable, aggressive and impulsive. He cannot swallow pills due to sensory issues. We previously tried Focalin XR (he kept chewing the beads) and Vyvanse (increased tics). I was wondering about Methylin as it comes in a liquid or chewable or Dextroamphetamine which also comes in a liquid. Anyone have any experience with these???? Thanks!
The research I am doing now is with focalin, daytrana, the ritalin patch, oral ritalin, and welbutrin. There is so much information out there, too much! I'm just a nervous mom trying to get as much information as possible to make an informed decision for my child's well-being. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. Please be kind. Thanks!
My son is on an ADHD med, Vyvanse. Does anyone have experience using mood stabilizing medication with their children along with Vyvanse or other ADHD meds? How about the addition of blood pressure medication that has been seen to stabilize moodiness caused by ADHD meds?
Hi, My 12 year old son has been diagnosed with Aspergers and ADD. He’s in middle school now and having a very hard time adjusting. He is highly frustrated by his lack of imeaningful interactions, and relationships and the bullying and teasing that he gets because he is not ostensibly on the spectrum but is very talkative but awkwardly so. He is on guanfacine for his ADD but I’m not sure it’s doing too much. Everyday his depression seems to be getting worse. He also has anxiety and some ocd… read more
My son is 12 yrs. old. He is on the mild spectrum autism. He has been going to school since he's been 2. He's displayed tantrums in the past, but lately they are getting out of hand. He is getting to the point where he is hitting the staff and students at his school, and starting hitting at home on me and my mother. Throwing things and destroying property. My mother and I are at the point where we don't know how to handle this properly because of his autism. If we give him a time out, he just… read more
Bullying, Bullies, Bully. All 'Stigmas', 'Labels' that do not get to the 'Root' of the issue. There was a time when there was such a thing as being 'Picked On' by someone that was seeking a 'Friendship' that had any-other way of expressing it
Our ASD Individuals Starve for 'Attention' and either become the 'Victim' or the 'Bully' to get it
I have seen an Increase in this issue, and it always comes at the end of the Winter Season.
I believe that it's time to take each child individually for a… read more
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 to raise the vyvanse to a lil higher doseage). Even though we had guven jt my daughters vyvanse which is 60mg… read more