Robyn - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son has had the worst week of his life, I'm pretty sure. We started him on Concerta last week. It's supposed to be the lowest stimulant out there (that's what the doctor says). He was awful!!! Anxious, angry, sleeping problems, violent at times. In fact, he tried to hit his teacher yesterday, because he wanted to do center times longer... now, he's kicked out of school until after winter break. He is heart broken, as today is the valentine's day party that he's been waiting for all week. This morning he looked at me and said "mom, even though I'm naughty all the time do I still get to give my friends their cards. Because I love them, mom!" It broke my heart! I'm so mad at the school! It's because he was on the wrong medication, but nobody sees that, or cared all week. They just kept sending him down the the principles office. So, we're taking him off stimulants and putting him on something called clondedine (I think that's how you spell it). It's a blood pressure pill to calm you down. I'm scared about it but we'll see.
Anybody have any words of encouragement? I seriously want to find a support group to join in my town. The school has no program for ADHD children, so they say there is nothing they can do for him. I feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle. I feel like the entire school is against me and it's a huge district!
I'm just looking for a little support right now.