Jessica - posted on 01/03/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
Last night my daughter,5, yanked out an adult size handful of hair out of her head while in bd. She said she saw ticks and her hair itched her. For a few days she has been pulling at small clumps of hair and saying she has snarls and wants them out. There are no snarls and I brush her hair to show her. she'll break little pieces of hair off. She is on 18mg.of Concerta, which is the lowest dose. I don't know if this is a tic or a compulsion that she developed. She cries that no one will play with her at school and I know she can be very demanding toward others, so I'm not surprized. She is basically the middle child. She's #2 of 4. She was diagnosed last year with ODD, and now just recently with ADHD. She's been on Concerta for about 6 weeks. I am scared for her. I am not sure if there is a better med for her or an alternative. The Concerta has made a world of difference, but now she has a bald spot on the back of her head. I want her to have a normal life and have friends and be socially accepted. Is there anyone that can give me some input on what I can do? I called the doctor today, but it was late so I expect to hear from him tomorrow. Also, we go to see/talk to a therapist on Wednesday. I would like personnal experiences over a medical opinion to help me in my decision. Thank you in advance for any help.