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My 14 year old daughter ( who is ADHD, an ODD) is no longer aggressive physically. That stopped when we took her off the vyvanse. The biphention works really well for her. But is is verbally aggressive. She calls me every name in the book swears at me all the time. An i have tried every thing to get her to stop an she wont. So ive basically accepted that that is who is is right now. I dont know ehat else to do. I’d be lying if i didnt say her words didnt hurt. Being called the b word or being told to f off by my child really hurts. An my son who is 11 an us ADD is starting to get angry now. He was so laid back an easy going. I dont know if he is just testing the limits. Plus he is getting to that age where his hormones are kicking in as well. Its a lonely road sometimes. It can really make you feel isolated.
Ya mornings can be really tough. I use meletonin to help my daughter sleep at night. It works well. An i hear you about the bulet proof vest. She know what to say to push my buttons. I struggle to understand her because i dont have ADHD. My husband an son are ADD. So i really feel like an outsider alot of the time. I struggle to understand her way of thinking an feeling an what she is going through because i’ve never been there.
No she is on biphention. Which is way better the the vyvanse she was on. That one left her very angry after wards. The vyvanse would leave her system so quickly she would become very angry. The biphention leaves her system so gradually that she doesnt get like that any more.
My daughter is almost 15. She has ADHA, ODD an social anxiesty. When she was 4 an my son (who is ADD as is my husband) was 1 she started cutting the screen in our house an running away. My husbands job left me pretty much on my own. So i would have to chasce my daughter an i litterly mean running after.iI would have to leave my son in his stroller on the side walk to run as fast as i could to catch her. This continued for a very long time. We bought locks for the doors that you couldnt open with out a key. We would put screws in the windows so you couldnt open them more then an inch. I had a friend on the police force. I had him come to the house in his squad car in full uniform to talk to her when she was about ten. Didnt help. Rewards didnt help. She didnt care if we took things away from her. One time she was gone for two hours. I spent two hours looking for her while my father in law stayed with my son. At this point she was only on meds for her ADHD. But im here to tell you she did grow out of that. I had the same problem with asking her to do things. She is getting better. But now she has the teenage attitude an its driving me nuts. But she is a little more compliant. It does get better with time. So hang in there. It does get better as far as that goes. But the teenage attitude is hard to deal with. An her emotions are always extreme.