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Re: I'll try just about anything once!

Posted by Shannan on November 30, 2001, at 15:19:15

In reply to Re: I'll try just about anything once! Shannan, posted by paxvox on November 30, 2001, at 7:45:43

My son was originally dianogsed with ADHD, when he was in grade two, for his attention span was just too short, and he was easily distracted by the slightest thing. Upon reaching grade 3, he attempted suicide at the age of 7, four times over a two month period,(he was always agressive and an angry child from around 2). While in the hospital's care, they were able to do more testing and found he not only was hearing voices, but that he had Bipolar. The PTS is due to his witnessing a great deal of abuse and trauma as a young child, while living with his father. Several therapists have stated that the PTS is common in children later on when they have been around traumatic times in thier life.

As for the medication, he is not on ALL those drugs at the same time. Those are just some of the ones that he has been put on, during a four year period. Currently aside from the Topamax, he is taking Risperdal and Adderall. As I mentioned in my previous post, since put on Adderall, his grades have greatly improved and his attention span in class has turned around completely. That is why I am aprehensive about the Topamax side effect of 'being loopy, or spaced out.' He's come a great way in his studies, which he is proud of, so I am concerned of how this new drug will affect him.


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