What meds????

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Registered: 03-27-2003
What meds????
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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 5:19pm
Our Dr. may want to start my 3yo son on a med trial. He is diagnosed with mixed developmental disorder and got ASD ruled-out for now. They want to rule-out other things first and they feel a med trial is the way to go. They want to rule-out ADHD, ODD, OCD/anxiety disorder, bipolar.

So---what kind of med should be used??? ADHD or bipolar meds? I don't want my baby on all these meds--unless they work.

He also has a language disorder(receptive) and SI.

Holly

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Registered: 04-01-2003
In reply to: hollym4k
Tue, 07-01-2003 - 2:33pm
Stimulants can cause very bad reactions if the child is actually bi-polar.

Someone else can give you more info on this on the 'child mood disorder' board.

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In reply to: hollym4k
Wed, 07-02-2003 - 6:31am
IMHO, I would not put my 3 y.o. on ANY meds until there was a definite and confirmed diagnosis. Using meds to 'see' if he has a disorder it not the way to go. You don't 'rule out' (or confirm) a diagnosis by using meds. Even with an older child AND a confirmed diagnosis, medication is at best a crap shoot, often trial and error to get it right. A 3 y.o. is far too young to go through that, and it sounds like the doc is using him like a guinnea pig. Sorry, but this just seems totally illogical. What kind of doc is this? My suggestion to you would be to get a neurologist involved and see what s/he has to say about all of this. But, unless and until you KNOW exactly what is going on, medications should not be an option.

Nancy

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In reply to: hollym4k
Wed, 07-02-2003 - 12:48pm
He is a ped-neuro. He has many years experience--first as a general pediatrian and then went back to school to specialize in neuro. Our general ped trusts him completely and said he would never put a kid on meds unless absolutely necessary. He really is a great Dr.

I know my son is a very hard case--everyone has said that. He is extremely complex. There is nothing about him that is straight-forward. He has symptoms of EVERY disorder--but not enough of just 1 to be diagnosed.

What we have to do now is just treat what we know--his language disorder and his behavior. I personally don't want to do any drugs---and I figure that we've survived--barely--with him this long--what's another 6 mo!!!

I'm actually hoping for an ADHD diagnosis--but after talking to our general ped last night for over an hour---it doesn't look like he is--completely. Chances are he's bipolar. And even then--he'll get the ADHD dx as well.

Holly