something strange happened, this happen to anyone else?

Julie - posted on 03/21/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My son is 9, ADHD/ODD/mood disorder. He gets in these rages where he just turns into "satan". He balls up his fists, grits his teeth and will say the most horrible things to us, such as"I am going to crush your soul". I know that he is angry and is reacting to the anger but he will start crying like a 4 year old and it is though someone has hurt him, very intense crying. Well, the other day we got into a tizzy and he went at it. In the midst of this fit he told me that he was hearing voices. I did not know what to say. I asked him what he meant and he said that he did not know, he was just hearing voices. This is the first time that he has said this to me and I am not sure what to think of it or if it is something that I should take seriously. He has a follow up appt. next week with psyc. and I am going to tell him about it but I am just unsure what to think of this.

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Peyton - posted on 06/26/2013

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I am not a mombut I am 13 my name is Peyton. I am adhd and I have been on concerta since Bout 2nd grade. I am going into the 8th grade next month and have stopped taking concerta because it makes me feel like a zombie. I have been off of ago I wheard a voice whisper in my ear and it was male. I coyldnt underztand what it said but it sounded like shes here. I was alone i. The room and after that my mom came home from shopping. Last night I was trying to fall asleep when a male voice yelled in my ear DONT MOVE and it scared me half to death. I looked around but nobody was there. I thougbt I was just crazy but now I know its from the medicine. It scares me tho and I dont want to tell my family.it for maybe half a year now. A few days ago I was in my

Dawn - posted on 03/21/2009

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My son, 15yrs old, has severe ADHD and goes to mental health regularly. One of the first questions they ask in an intake interview to determine the seriousness, is asking if the child states he is hearing voices. This is something that you need to make sure you tell the psyc! My son (three years ago) would go into these same fits, he would punch himself hard over and over, scream and yell, vocalize that he wished he would die, bang his head on the wall, and end up in a fetal position sobbing uncontrolably, piling things on top of himself to try to get away from it all. Through mental health we realized that he was so angry and frustrated with himself and ADHD that he did not know how to handle himself, let alone the outside world and he wanted to get away from it all because he thought that no one could ever understand him. His anger issues all stemed from not knowing how to handle his ADHD and the frustration that was driving him because of this. Although I am not a medication fan and tried to avoid it, my son is on Strattera and Abilify. The strattera helps him focus, the Abilify lets him live his life without all the anger. Though he stills has the learning struggles everyday from his ADHD, he's now able to live with himself without the anger and his mind racing everywhere every second of the day. He likes himself again. He's able to be himself now. Make sure you inform the psyc of everything, I often write things down so I don't forget....some of the simplest incidents can be key triggers that the pysch needs to know.

Terri - posted on 03/23/2009

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My son is ten years old and soon to be eleven next month.  He has been seeing therapists and psychiatrists since he was five years old.   Initially he was diagnosed with anxiety disorder, but the anxiety never fully went away.   Only in the last four months has he been diagnosed with ADD and it was because he told the teachers, his therapists, and psychiatrist that he "just can't focus".  Because he couldn't focus, by the time he realized it he would be way behind the other kids in the classroom causing anxiety resulting in what we have taken to calling "meltdowns".  Punching himself in the face, biting himself on the arms, kicking things, yelling, screaming and crying.   He was on zoloft for the anxiety/depression but was taken off when he was started on Strattera four months ago.  He was fine up until a few days ago when he had such a major meltdown he scared all the teachers and guidance counselors because they said in the midst of hurting himself he seemed to feel no pain and said he wanted to die.  His psychiatrist restarted the zoloft on Saturday because his therapist and guidance counselor states he was a much better kid on zoloft.  He is still taking strattera as well.  The weird thing about it is that this kid never gives me any trouble at home.  Only at school.  I was a parent that was against meds at first, but now anything that will help my son I am willing to try because I love my baby.  Just wanted to share.  Thanks.

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Contactkvr - posted on 04/06/2014

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my son almost 7 and he is like that I can manage him and doesnot have behavior though he has autism. it in school he had the getting and running around, but needed that someone to redirect him. he never had any self injurious but recently when I started straterra he started all sorts of this . how do you figure it out and does any meds help him .

User - posted on 05/25/2009

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Im so sorry to hear that must be terrible my son is 7 years old and has ADHD he is on Ritalin as of yet I havent noticed anything like that. But you are right to take it seriously and not to ignore him. As a mother we need to follow our instincts as they never let you down. Id bring it up to the psyc and see what they say. Michelle

Dawn - posted on 05/25/2009

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Sorry Lori but I think everyone in this room would be most greatful to their god if it was as easy as a prayer, but it isn't meds help these kids live regular lives, but as a parent I pray for the strenght to cope the next day not for a cure.

Lori - posted on 05/24/2009

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Okay never had to deal with any of this with my kids but has any one ever considered like prayer. I mean if the issues are spiritual maybe the fix should be too. The drug thing seems to always snow ball you takea med for the ADHD and pretty soon your taking another drug to counteract the side effects when I see 11 year olds on 5 drugs including a betablocker to slow their hert down cause the speed they're taking has their heart rate too high and an antipsychotic so they can sleep at night without night terror and abilify which is a bipolar drug and clonopin to take care of the tremors they damn wel better have been suicidal or homocidal before you put them on thee drugs in the first place. another thing that aggravates me is this ODD disorder they are medicating for show me a teenager that is not oppositional and defiant well you can't now can you lets trash their heart and their liver and their kidneys before they are thirty so you don't have to give them a spanking cause that makes a lot of sense doesn't it.

Kym - posted on 05/08/2009

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My daughter is 14 now but was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 5,she had been on Ritalin, Aderall, Dexodrine and Concerta since then, and has always had violent tendencies to herself and others in her rage.... last year we had her tested for learning disabilities and the person who did the testing says she shows more signs of Bipolar and they are so closely related...just by reading everyones posts I think I may also need to get her into the doctor because she is also having terrible anger issues, she says she hates us, that we dont love her, hits, kicks, punches, threatens to kill herself and amoung other things......she is on Strattera right now but it helps her focus, maybe she needs something else to control her violence...

Diane - posted on 05/07/2009

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That happened to my son just last night, which is the reason I am reading this. My son is on concerta and it seems to be a side affect from the drug (at least from what I found).

Abigail - posted on 03/23/2009

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You didn't say what, if any, medications your son is on. I find the number or people responding that their kids take strattera and abilify interesting. My son was on strattera for a time and the strattera actually increased his anger issues. Once we got him off it and onto Concerta, we worked with a behavioral therapist. Now, he has really good control of his emotions.

Terri - posted on 03/23/2009

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oh, and as an addendum to my post,  my son tested gifted and is an honor student.  No one can understand how his behaviors don't affect his academics. 

Tina - posted on 03/22/2009

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yes u need to folow up on it especially if he hears voices its a sign of schitzophrenic and if u get it now maybe theres help for u out there good luck!

Shannon - posted on 03/22/2009

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My 11 yr old has ADHD and he has been on Straterra, Ambilify, Concerta, Vyvanese. I stoppped the Ambilify because it was causing breast enlargement now I'm wondering if I should get him back on it. He has alot of anger. He calls me awful names, hits me and throws things, He sayd he wants to die and go to Heaven to be with his Dad. I know alot of this is because of the recent passing of his Dad, but I also beleive it has to do with the ADHD.



 



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Maddie - posted on 03/22/2009

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Hi I think you should take this seriously, before i got help for my 13year old, she had these terrible rages too - she broke my arm once! She would trash her room, smash things up and i found her cutting herself with broken cds. She told me she wanted to die and I  had to hide every sharp  object in the house. She also had night terros where she would try and get out of the house whilst she was asleep - it was very scary. She has a lot of therapy and anger management as well as the medication and it has all really helped her.

Maureen - posted on 03/21/2009

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my son also has been doing that since he was 5 yrs old. hes 14 now. for years they basically accused everything on us his parents. but come to find out he has tourettes with the comorbidity of... odd, adhd, anxiety and depression. its quite a list, but even with meds its doesnt go away. he rages out still its the hardest thing to raise a child with. i have 2 other children with cystic fibrosis, and thats easier than all the chaos his mental illness brings.

maureen

Carrie - posted on 03/21/2009

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I agree with the last post, get to a Dr. right away, and maybe look for another doctor.

Cindy - posted on 03/21/2009

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Oh yeah, definitely call your doctor right now and explain these episodes.  We just had my son in the ER for hallucinations and we were taken off our meds immediately.  Your son (and you) do not have to go through this, there are other ways to handle this situation.

Lisa - posted on 03/21/2009

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Quoting Julie:

something strange happened, this happen to anyone else?

My son is 9, ADHD/ODD/mood disorder. He gets in these rages where he just turns into "satan". He balls up his fists, grits his teeth and will say the most horrible things to us, such as"I am going to crush your soul". I know that he is angry and is reacting to the anger but he will start crying like a 4 year old and it is though someone has hurt him, very intense crying. Well, the other day we got into a tizzy and he went at it. In the midst of this fit he told me that he was hearing voices. I did not know what to say. I asked him what he meant and he said that he did not know, he was just hearing voices. This is the first time that he has said this to me and I am not sure what to think of it or if it is something that I should take seriously. He has a follow up appt. next week with psyc. and I am going to tell him about it but I am just unsure what to think of this.


You should call your doctor right away and describe the episodes. Easily, the medication could cause depression and or anger because all of those are controlled in the same frontal area of the brain. He could also be describing so co-existing problems. I don't think you should wait. You may be told to stop giving him the ADHD medication and see those symptoms dissappear.

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