new to board, single mom losing her mind
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|Mon, 09-01-2003 - 3:19pm|
I just found this board today, and was looking over some of the post and thought thats me. I am a single mom of two kids, my son is 9 1/2 (he has ADHD) and my daughter is 2 (no signs of her having ADD/ADHD so far. both of my kids are from different relationships and neither one of their fathers have anything to do with them.
anyways, it wasn't until 3rd grade that i had my son tested, school had only been in for two weeks and i was already getting a call from the teacher. after testing and a coulple of dr's appt, he was put on medate and there was a little improvement. however he was having a horrible time coming of it. well on night it went to far, he blew up because i made him go to bed (at his normal bedtime) instead of letting him stay up and watch a tv show. i'll just say that by the end of the night i was on the phone with the dr's, he was out of control and threatning to hurt himself with a knife from the kitchen. well the next morning he was admitted into a mental health hospital. he was there for two weeks, while he was there they changed his meds to conceta. this all happened about 6 months ago. things got better for a while after that ( he did not want to end up back in vista)
over the summer his dr changed him over to strattera, my only problem is the strattera doesnt work on his hyperactivity and he is driving me nuts. he is on the highest dose he can have for his weight (62lbs)and we even have a rx for focal (shorter lasting version of concerta) that i can use when needed, but my son complains it makes him sick. meanwhile he has already had several notes sent home from school about his distrubting the class and not getting his work done on time.
i guess what i'm trying to say is i'm just tired of all it. i'm getting to the point that it is overwhelming me!! i'm tired of yelling all the time (because he doesnt seem to listen to me unless i do) i feel like i'm always the bad guy. i hate that i'm constantly on him about something.in fact even my 2yr daughter gets on to him about things she knows he's not suppose to be doing. some days i feel like i'm just going to lose it if i have to repeat myself one more time. he constantly agures with me about everything. it all just seems never ending. i dont have much family around to help me. my mom lives close by, but my son doesnt do well with her, so i dont like to leave him with her for long.
anyways, i guess i just need to vent with some people who understand what i'm going through. it looks like you all have a great group of people here.