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Please help me with my son.....first he was on Adderall and it made him really layed back and he wasnt eating so i took him back to the doctor...they put him on concerta....he started off on 27mg..that didnt work so they upped it to 56mg..that didnt work so i took him back to the doctor and they put him on a 18mg with the 56mg......that really didnt work either....i dont know what else to do....he is voliet towards his siblings...and also me....he calls me bad names.....at school, he isnt doing well.....his teacher said he is going to have to stay back in the first grade again if he doesnt do better....i am working with him and his teacher is also...if she sees a big improvement in him, she said she will pass him....so i am praying.......he really needs to learn some respect towards me and when my boyfriend comes down......he treats him bad sometimes.....so could you please help me.......his doctor says he might need to be on some kind of mood med......i dont know....i dont want him taking to much.....so what do you suggest......
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Please help me with my son.....first he was on Adderall and it made him really layed back and he wasnt eating so i took him back to the doctor...they put him on concerta....he started off on 27mg..that didnt work so they upped it to 56mg..that didnt work so i took him back to the doctor and they put him on a 18mg with the 56mg......that really didnt work either....i dont know what else to do....he is voliet towards his siblings...and also me....he calls me bad names.....at school, he isnt doing well.....his teacher said he is going to have to stay back in the first grade again if he doesnt do better....i am working with him and his teacher is also...if she sees a big improvement in him, she said she will pass him....so i am praying.......he really needs to learn some respect towards me and when my boyfriend comes down......he treats him bad sometimes.....so could you please help me.......his doctor says he might need to be on some kind of mood med......i dont know....i dont want him taking to much.....so what do you suggest......




My son sounds alot like you son. Recently my son was diagnosed with Bipolar. Which i thought they were crazy. Well if you do any research on children that have bipolar; i bet you will see that your son has the same symptoms. You talking about the meds not helping. Well it wasn't helping my son either. After doing research I found out that you can't just treat the ADHD and not the bipolar. It makes it worse or seem like it isn't helping(which i was finding with my son) But they can be treated together. My sons moods where up and down. He even went as far as to attacking me one day. He treats his sister badly. That is what the Bipolar is a mood thing and if doesn't get treated by the time they are an adult the result can be dangerous for them. There moods will be worse than they are now. They can have suicidle thoughts and more. I am still learning. But when i read your post; i was thinking OMG this sounds like my son. They say that children that have ADHD most generally have Bipolar. It is just something to think about and maybe ask your doctor. Keep in touch. I would be curious as to what happens with you and your child. Good Luck