Helen - posted on 11/12/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 14 year old daughter is currently sitting in a mental hospital after about 12 weeks on first Concerta with clonidline, then strattera and then finally intuniv with Lexapro. The concerta with the clonidine at first was a miracle drug. She went from failing all her class to having straight A's. Then she started having an irregular heart beat. They changed her to strattera. In less then 24 hours from the first dose she had a severe rash with facial tics. I stopped it immediately. The next day she started to hear voices along with all the other problems. A trip to the ER resulted in a proscription for ativan being added. At first I thought it was working. The neurologist said it would go away in a short time or they where from an anxiety disorder. He started her on intuniv with Lexapro. Shortly their after she started having hallucinations, hearing voices, tics, and involuntary movement of head, kneck, face, hands, and upper back (It looks like dystonia). They have her in a behavior hospital because of the hallucinations. The hallucinations have stopped but every thing else is worse. I am trying to find out if any one else has had any simular problems from any of these drugs. I am scared she will never be the happy fun loving teenager she once was. Any and all of these drugs can cause some of these problems. The doctors just do not seem to be able to help her.