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Thank you all for your replies. It really helps to hear that other people are going through similar experiences. It was scary to me to even think about putting him on any meds, but after going through this month after month after month, I felt it was time to do something. Anything! Getting the phone calls from school, or even anticipating them, made MY anxiety worse. I feel like I’m always looking at my phone, hoping that it doesn’t ring, for fear that it might be his school calling to say I need to come get him, or to tell me that he has done something bad again. Sadly, when he does get in trouble at school, it completely disrupts our home life on an emotional level. Like Sosdesign mention in her post above, it affects the entire household and its dynamic. It’s a major strain.
That is exactly what the psychologist said.
His school has been very very understanding. I think they’ve gotten to that point though, where they feel that this needs to be figured out and fixed. I think they’ve offered us grace because they know we’ve been working with therapists and recently started him on Straterra (which isn’t doing too much), so the therapist suggested a low does of Ritalin, in the morning. Just started him on that today. We shall see how that goes.
Did you see a difference right away when you started him on meds? did it take a while? Do you feel the behavioral therapy has helped? I don’t think my son is in the “right” therapy. She shows him breathing techniques and they play.
Thank you for reply MamaRaven. We had him evaluated 2 months ago. All this is just so new to me. Sometimes it seems like it is ADHD and other time I wonder if it really is. The impulsivity and aggression part definitely sound like it is. But hard to grasp why it only happens at school and no where else. I’m thankful that it only happens at one place, but still don’t understand how.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by bailleycat.