Jessica - posted on 07/08/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )
My son was originally diagnosed with Asbergers by the time he was 3, we played the medication rollercoaster until I found a different psychologist to re evaluate because I didn't feel that the original diagnosis was spot on.
Currently he has a dual diagnosis of Combined ADHD and PDD.
He is very sociable, loving yet extremely hyperactive, tendency of throwing violent tantrums that can last for over an hour sometimes longer.
The entire school year for 1st grade we focused on using a non-stimulant, Strattera. .. It was extremely difficult with the lack of focus the lack of concentration yet academically he excelled higher than student w/o any disability.
Yet now the meds have been changed again to Vyvanse and he's getting to be even more difficult.
I need a network I can turn to for support and helpful advice. We return to a new psychiatric/ psychologist tomorrow and I'm so nervous to hop back on some rollercoaster that won't help. Any helpful thoughts of advice would be greatly appreciated