what meds have you tried for yourself or your children?

having an adhd son we have tried several different types of meds.
at first it was small doses of Adderall, stimulants worked to a point.
then we tried resperidone for about a minute.
the psychotic drugs worked great, made the kid psychotic in just a few days!
today he is on a low dose of intuniv. it is a blood pressure med that has a side effect that is marketed for adhd.
he gets his pill at nite. the immediate effect is a bit of drowsiness. this works well as it helps him get a good nites sleep.
I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with intuniv.
what works for you or your child?
  • I using adderall for my son. It works well but he metabolizes it quickly. I am not fully medicating him during the summer, just enough for his summer camp. I give it to him later in the morning so he gets only one dose.
  • Are you combining diet and therapy with the meds?
  • I use the Feingold Diet and that cut out the hyperactivity with no meds at all. He needs the meds to focus and not be impulsive, I am hoping the therapy will help with impulsivity and over time with appropriate strategies he will need no meds.
  • I take concerta sustained release Ritalin my twins aren't on meds. They are both classic autism nothing else. No meds required.

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  • my boy has issues with soy and dairy. he gets no artificial sweeteners or sodium benzoate.
    the methamphetamines began to show side effects. I was concerned about addiction issues.
    the intuniv works well with his impulsiveness and makes him approachable . he has gotten better over the years. I hope one day he can be med free. truth told he has a say so in what meds he takes. if he doesn't like the way it makes him feel we try something else.
    he has no issue with the intuniv. he will actually remind us if we forget to give it to him.
  • It's a fine balance. I worry about my ASD son. He is showing signs of anxiety and OCD. I am thinking of therapy to teach him strategies to cope. We use prayer to show him how to trust in God to deal with the anxiety but the obsessive washing and fear of bugs, germs and dirt is a bit worrisome.

    My ADHD son asks for his meds. He knows they help him. To be honest he I under medicated. I like Him to deal with the symptoms at a more manageable level. It is sad when you kindergartner gets kicked out of classes for things out of his control.
  • My son takes Abilify, Clonodine and Zoloft, I've considered taking him off since receiving a medical diagnosis, having nothing to do with Autism but everything to do with hormone release. One of which is cortisol, which the lack of mimics developmental disorders. However, due to the lack of children with this disorder, funding for research is low. Thus, making it difficult for his docs to solidly say it is truly autism. So we live with a diagnosis of PDD and Panhypopituitarism.

    I have tried a variety of meds because I've dealt with ADD, anxiety and depression since childhood. Most recently I've been taking B12, D3, B6, and Cymbolta! I've got a lot to deal with as a single parent and this combo has been a lifesaver!
  • My son takes Abilify, Clonodine and Zoloft, I've considered taking him off since receiving a medical diagnosis, having nothing to do with Autism but everything to do with hormone release. One of which is cortisol, which the lack of mimics developmental disorders. However, due to the lack of children with this disorder, funding for research is low. Thus, making it difficult for his docs to solidly say it is truly autism. So we live with a diagnosis of PDD and Panhypopituitarism.

    I have tried a variety of meds because I've dealt with ADD, anxiety and depression since childhood. Most recently I've been taking B12, D3, B6, and Cymbolta! I've got a lot to deal with as a single parent and this combo has been a lifesaver!
  • My son takes Abilify, Clonodine and Zoloft, I've considered taking him off since receiving a medical diagnosis, having nothing to do with Autism but everything to do with hormone release. One of which is cortisol, which the lack of mimics developmental disorders. However, due to the lack of children with this disorder, funding for research is low.  Thus, making it difficult for his docs to solidly say it is truly autism.  So we live with a diagnosis of PDD and Panhypopituitarism.

    I have tried a variety of meds because I've dealt with  ADD, anxiety and depression since childhood. Most recently I've been taking B12, D3, B6, and Cymbolta!   I've got a lot to deal with as a single parent and this combo has been a lifesaver!

  • I have an 8 year old autistic daughter and she's becoming way more aggressive I am nervous to put her on any kinda of drugs do you think I should check into it. She's shoving me and other things and I am about at my wits end I cry all the time I feel weak so yea. Any thoughts?
  • Hi. I'm 29, AS Ive taken many meds including Zoloft,Prozac,ability, fluvoxamine, latuda is the worst. And now I'm on Quilivant XR liquid. Tastes like banana. It's working. If I take it at 8 am by 7 I'm super tired and sleep.
  • Hi. I'm 29, AS Ive taken many meds including  Zoloft,Prozac,ability, fluvoxamine, latuda is the worst.  And now I'm on Quilivant XR liquid.  Tastes like banana. It's working. If I take it at 8 am by 7 I'm super tired and sleep.

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