ADHD and ODD in boys?

Teresa - posted on 09/04/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son who will soon be 7 has been diagnosed with adhd and odd since he was 5. I didn't want to medicate because I don't think that it is the answer to somethings. But it had gotten really bad I had 2 other children and was pregnant with my 4th and none of them had ever had these problems. But i had grew up with my brother who had the same thing and he was 10 years younger then me and seen alot of the same behavior from my son. Me and his father also had add and adhd problems and still struggle. He is now on 15mg of adderall xr which has been increased over the years but now seems to not work alot of the times and hes recently started having anxiety attacks and is taking vistoril at bedtime. We can't increase does of adderall because o his weight. I would really like some feedback on this very frustrated where to go from here.


Michelle - posted on 09/05/2012




My son had the same problem talk to his doctor about Vyvanse that is what we had to switch my son to he is now 11, his anxiety has disappeared and he is a totally different kid more outgoing happy and eager to please he is a joy to be around.

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