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I'll try just about anything once!

Posted by Shannan on November 28, 2001, at 20:20:52

In reply to DOES ANYONE HERE TAKE TOPAMAX ????, posted by Terri on July 30, 1999, at 10:45:42

My ten yr old son was diangosed 3 yrs ago with Manic Bipolar (with psychosis), ADHD, and PTS (Post Tramatic Syndrome) He has since 2, been very aggressive, violent, moody and hard to raise, so imagine my relief when he was finally dianogsed. Over time, and over a long series of experimenting with different medications, he seemed to improve in the area of school. He went from nearly failing three years ago and now the past two years has been an Honor Roll student.

However, his behaviours at home and in other settings, are pretty much the same. He still has his extreme rages, though not to the point of hurting anyone for the past year. (Praise God) The problems I have with the medications, have been that once he has maintained on a combination of them for a time, the effects wear off and no longer seem to help him. In addition, he's managed to gain alot of excess weight. He went from a size 10 to 16 in pants in a little over one month!

Up to date he's taken, Adderall, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Remeron, Paxil, Depakote, Buspar, and Lithium just to name a few. His Dr. took him off the Depakote and the Buspar today due to the excessive weight gain and his still existent rages, and put him on the Topamax. I am a bit apprehesive after reading the above posts. I am worried that his wonderful grades will slide and he will become more depressed when he isn't able to keep up in his studies, as his self esteem greatly improved when he started to do so well in school. My question to you out there is, how do I help him continue with his study habits while on this drug, should it cause him to be 'loopy'. Any ideas would be great!

AT this point, I'll try any drug once if it will help him down the line. I'm so tired of living with a violent, moody and angry little boy on a daily basis. He has his troubles at school socially, but because he does so well with his academics, the school does not want to suspend him, much less drop him down a grade. As it is, he was tested last yr in grade 4, and they learned he was at a grade 9/10 level. Hence why they do not want to discipline him while he does so well. Will this drug make matters worse?




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