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Name: Stacey | Date: Jul 7th, 2010 1:07 PM
I have an 8yr son who has ODD and ADHD he has been on Concerta now for a year and is a sleeping med and takes an afternoon med at 3 but I'm ready to rip my hair out and bang my head on a wall. I just feel like nothing works at all. He sees a therapist 2 times a week but I don't feel it works. he is good in school no problems there it's only at home and it's worse for me then his dad. I don't like him on all the meds but I know that it helps some what. my son has been through alot and has come along way he was born at 24weeks at 1lb 14oz and is now 8 years old he's learned alot with speech,PT and OT but now this ADHD and ODD is the worst. IS there any support programs out there to help parents? 

Name: lynn | Date: Jul 10th, 2010 4:19 AM
My son is 9 years old the dr's says he has adhd/ add/ odd he has been on every meds. that are out there nothinhg helps him so I think he has something else what I don't know I cann't the dr's to look any futher than add. 

Name: amber | Date: Jul 17th, 2010 1:09 AM
i use to take Concerta 54 mgs that did not help at all 

Name: hoLLy | Date: Aug 5th, 2010 12:56 AM
I have a 17 yr old son with ADHD/ODD. We still struggle with his mood eruptions. I'm just not sure what to do at this point, He's almost 18 and if we involve the law after that, all punishments will be harsher. any advice? 

Name: Andrea | Date: Aug 12th, 2010 2:13 AM
HI I have a 4 year that will be 5 next month, he was diagnosed with severe ADHD an ODD last year he has been on several different meds,he also was on concerta but then taken off because the new phyc felt that he was 2 young,he is now on ritalin that does not work 4 him he takes it 3 times a day at this point i dnt know what else to do 

Name: brenda | Date: Sep 23rd, 2010 10:35 PM
my son is 4 and has adhd,he was put on a form of ritlin but after a few day we took him off because he was thowing up .can someone tell me a better med for children,without med he is roudy alway on the go it,s hard on him in headstart 

Name: Brenda Asberry | Date: Sep 23rd, 2010 10:53 PM
I also have a 4 year.he was diagnosis with adhd and asperger syndome.He is really hyper and won't listen.
he cusses.He alo kick screams and bites.We got him in a progom for adhd for his soical and behavior.They say he doing good.But we had to give him ritlen in the after noon to calm him down.It work he started listening.But he got sick from it.Throwing up and sick to his stomach.I call his doctor to see what I can do and she said to stop the meds.I now in a jam of what to do next for him.I going to see if concerta will help him.Ever since we stop the meds he back to doing the same thing.Ad he got smart of putting it in his food.I had to force it down him to get him to take it..We go to counsel for him to.It seems to help a little.So if anybody can help me of what to do let me know.Get him to listen and not be as hype.I love my son but he needs the help bad. 

Name: DeeDee | Date: Oct 29th, 2010 2:20 PM
I have a 4 year old that was diagnosed with ADHD/ODD this year...he was on Adderall XR and Methylphenidate but i disconinued them. I am going crazy now because he is getting worse. No matter how many times i remind him, threaten him, put him in check...it's like he can't resist. He beats up his teachers, throws things at ppl, curses, and bites. He is a normal 4 year old @ home and he know better than to try that bs with me. But it's like soon as I exit the daycare 2 or 3 hours later I get a phone call...He is very smart as a matter of fact I suspect that he may be gifted with a combo of ADHD/ODD and i thought that maybe he was bored but he is truely an angry child when he is at school. Like he has a vendetta against the teachers and they are so nice. I adore them for putting up with his behavior. He has a secial ed/behavioral specialist who goes to the school weekly with him but he just shows his ass for her too. He acts like a teenager. Just so grown up beyond his years and yet I am the only person that can make him smile and laugh. He doesnt't have fun in school but always wants to go...I dnt wanna use meds anymore but they are saying his condition is so bad he needs them to thrive in kindergarrten next year...I don't want the phone calls to start next year and i dnt want meds...HEEELP!!!!! 

Name: Andrea | Date: Nov 2nd, 2010 5:02 AM
I'm so thankful I came across this forum...my son will be 5 in February and since he was 2 I noticed things were not "typical"... I have had him tested and they said that his IQ is extreamly high and that he is ADHD and some ODD. Everyday is a battle...from the smallest thing like put your shoes on...to getting him to eat...I am 6 months pregnant and totally stressed out... I love my son, and he can be so sweet and kind especially to other people, but he has no control, doesn't listen, and is the only child in his daycare that will not nap, listen, or focus.... its like his eye "gloss over"...its the strangest thing to see take place and yet I know he can't control himself...but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with....It breaks my heart because in the morning he says "I promise I will be good" his intentions are great...but the next minute he is being out of control...and if you ask him why he says "mommy its hard for me to listen"...he feels out of control....out house feels out of control...and I find myself in tears all the time.... We have been in therepy for a month and things seem worse...we have an apt on Friday to see a psychiatrist for possible medication but he is only 4 1/2 so I worry about the side affects and the damage to his heart of liver....but at the same I want him to succeed and not be labeled as "bad"...he is a good boy with good intentions but something takes over his little mind... lately he becomes almost manic... laughing in our faces while we are trying to get him to listen...its beyond what a typical 4 1/2 year old is like....you can see it in his eyes... as a parent I just want to do the right thing for our family and my son...but how do you know what the "right" thing is when you have tried almost everything and nothing is working and symptomes are getting worse.... thank you for this forum it just feels good to vent especially tonight... Hope and prayers to all you parents this is a really hard thing to go through....life is hard enough especially without this added chaos. 

Name: Liz | Date: Nov 2nd, 2010 2:56 PM
I have a 4 yr. old son who is currently going throught the process of being "properly" diagnosed but I know he has ADHD and hyposensitivity OCD. I have heard from many people that the medication renders the child like a zombie. I am trying some things on my own first to see if there are natural remedies to help. There are people who say it's hard to diagnose a 4 yr. old but I believe the real problem is that parents are not willing to believe their child isn't "normal". When he was 3 I did think that maybe it was just his age and being a boy he may have just been at the extreme end of having tantrums and hyper but now that he has started JK he is the only one being sent home from school.

The OCD I do believe is the minor issue with my son (not sure about your child). I am hoping to find some other parents on this site who have maybe had success with changing their kids diet or a natural way of helping. 

Name: DeeDee | Date: Nov 2nd, 2010 6:27 PM
@ andrea I feel u girl...I feel the same way with me starting school i don't need the extra stuff. He seems like the onli one who won't do anything and the teachers always end up calling me...My son is a sweet heart he is very smart does his work but then he is like satan...i dunno maybe i will never know. I just am eerie over the whole medication thing, we tried 2 times and it made things worse so now i am trying without and so far the reward system is working but only like 1 or 3 times a week he will get a good day but still having tantrums and throwing chairs....I have a 2 and a half year old who adores his big brother and looks for his approval in everything.."if Jiri says yes, its ok!!" is what he is thinking...meaning he copies him to the tee so now it's like i've got 2 kids with horrible adhd. Don't give up!!! be patient and talk to your child. 

Name: Andrea | Date: Nov 6th, 2010 12:32 AM
We are starting on 5m of Adderall tomorrow....I love the Dr. that we are going to she was very thorough which I appreciated...she listend to his heart and made sure that he did not have any underlying medical conditions...checked his blood pressure and weighed him.... Aiden is a very tall and thick 4 1/2 year about the size of a six year old...so we will see if 5m shows any changes in his behavior...we know that this is not a fix all and that its a combination of therepy and us working with Aiden but if this can help him focus and not be the only child in class that can sit still or focus then I know we are doing the right thing...well at least we hope we are...this is a really reall low dose so hopefully it helps some...we definitely do not want a zobie that was our main concern but this Dr. also does not want that she said that Aiden is super bright...gifted even and that we all just want to make sure that he can be the best Aiden possible....Good luck mom's and dad's out there its a very hard decision to make and you just have to hope for the best....if anyone wants to talk my email is [email protected] 

Name: rachel larimer | Date: Dec 1st, 2010 3:07 AM
Ineed help not having attitude to mainly my mom but also my dad. 

Name: rachel | Date: Dec 1st, 2010 3:09 AM
sex with other choldren and boys. Ineed help! 

Name: Kim | Date: Dec 3rd, 2010 5:07 PM
I have a 9 yr old daughter w/ODD. She was recently prescribed 2 mg of Abilify. It has drastically improved her behavior but she is having headaches and stomach aches. Will these side effects go away? 

Name: Andrea | Date: Dec 24th, 2010 7:14 PM
My son who is almost 5 (feb) has been on Aderal 10m and prozac 2.5 ml for almost 2 months now...and is doing remarkably well...his teacher notices a huge difference he is able to focus and calm down long enough to learn...and is not bouncing off the walls...but he still plays and is NOT lathargic in anyway....He is doing fantastic at home and has even said his "head feels calm"... I understand this is not for all kids or situations, but I will say it was the best thing we did for our son and our family....and I can tell you that it was NOT an easy decision to put him on medication and that they closely monitor him, but it was the best thing we could have done....and it so nice to see him learning and not having such OCD's like he was having....he is just being a normal 5 year old now... Good luck to all the parents out there who struggle with this hard choice.... like I said I know it doesn't fix everything but for us its a huge start, plus we are all in therepy once a week... there are no quick answers but taking the first step is sometimes the hardest but the best thing for everyone! 

Name: hooly | Date: Jan 8th, 2011 2:44 PM
i have a 9 year old girl with adhd and odd i have come to a end with her i dont no what to do eny more with her i have tryed every thing 

Name: Jessica Smith | Date: Apr 20th, 2011 1:06 AM
Hi there I am just finding out more about this ADHD / ODD. My 8 year old has been diagnose with it and I know I grew up with it but I am reallllly scared to put her on meds as I was on about 30 meds in about 5 years. I am not to sure what and where I can go. I live in Edmonton Canada and I have called everyone out there but noone will look at her or really talk to me unless a doc sends us to them and I dont think its far to keep pushing someone thats crying out for help and noone will do nothing, 

Name: meggin | Date: Jan 8th, 2014 10:13 PM
my daughter has adhd and odd and I don't know what to do I have tried everything I can 

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