Risperdal and odd

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Avatar f tn he has done very well with early intervention and specialized pre school however around 4 behavior became severe,,outbursts and DEFIANCE.. he is dx ADHD and ODD and I have put off meds for as long as possible.. He is extremely bossy, whines and basically has meltdowns all the time if he does not get his way.. He will NOT listen most of the time.. His tantrums get worse and worse.. We tried Focalin XR 5mg and we saw basically no results.. The Psychiatrist now suggested Risperdal .
Avatar n tn He still gets shor tempered on the risperdal and tenex and prozac. We have upped all the amounts except the risperdal is still at 2 mg a day. He was much better in the beginning. He takes 3 mg of tenex, 2 mg of risperdal and 10 mg of prozac. He still is impulsive and gets into arguments. It seems to be an ongoing problem to adjust his meds. We see the psychaitrist monthly. He has been on other meds and they either made him worse or stopped working.
Avatar n tn Yes my MIL is really quite a remarkable story(I know Peaz, it hasn't all been remarkable), reaching 5 months clean from cocaine, vikes, and xanax today!!! Not only is it a turnaround from 25 some-odd years using........but a turnaround in her attitude to life. She keeps telling me that she ****** up her first 50 years, and wants to do the next 50 "right" (hopefully though, the next 50 won't all be in my house....HA) And you are right about just passing 7 months clean for me....
Avatar f tn Does anyone have experience with Risperdal and Vyvance? The patient is a three and a half year old male diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. The ODD is definitely more of an issue than the ADHD. Medication is being considered. What are some of the pros and cons of these two drugs? Which would likely be better at controlling the ODD?
Avatar m tn My skin was burning and my eyes went funny and felt like there on fire I then feel like I'm dieing and I can't stop pacing around the place even my hair was thinning I only took 17.
Avatar n tn I do not want to medicate him into a zombie but want to help him sleep, cooperate and be able to function in his home and daycare/preschool. He seems so sensitive to medication. Do you have any suggestions. Is this a medication that his body needs to get used to? Is all this medication safe for a 3 1/2 year old? Should we be getting a second opinion?
Avatar n tn We have tried alot of the stimulates and they all seems to have the same effects. Should we move on to Risperdal or abilify? Or maybe try clondine? Can you help?
Avatar f tn I would call a childrens hospital and find a doctor. My daughter has adhd, odd, and i take her to Children specialize hospital in Toms River n.j.. They have them all over and after so many meds , we finally found a great doctor who finally got it right.
Avatar n tn There often are a number of conditions which exist alongside one another, and all those mentioned by your pediatrician are reasonable possibilities. Risperdal is a wise choice and may offer your son considerable relief. It would not be wrong to hold medication in abeyance until the evaluation occurs, but it also would be appropriate to proceed to provide some relief now. Without doubt a recommendation for pharmacological treatment will be forthcoming from the evaluation.
Avatar n tn He is now eight years old, and for the past years he has been through a lot with his previous pre-school and kindergarten teachers setting him aside because he was just not the norm and required one on one attention and extra help, which damaged his self-esteem, his nature, and I believe adding to his separation-anxiety and depression.
Avatar n tn My 8-year-old son has TS, ADHD, OCD, ODD, and some Asperger's-like symptoms. He has a genus-level IQ, but can no longer attend school because of extreme irritability, rage/violent outbursts. Risperdal was just added to his medications to control rage, anger, irritability/mood disturbance. He is also taking Depakote (which has not worked well to control those symptoms), and 200 mg. Luvox for OCD. 1. How do you go off of Depakote? Does it have to be tapered? 2.
Avatar n tn I have a four year old little girl who I believe is an oppositional defiance disorder patient. The pediatrician wants to start her on Risperdal....I am looking for any kind of help on this because I know nothing about this kind of disorder.
Avatar n tn He is 10 and on Concerta 54 mg (for last almost 3 years) and Zoloft 100 mg and Intuniv 2 mg and recently Risperdal 0.25 mg every am and 0.5 mg q pm. The neurologist wanted to add another med Abilify on board as he was still having some outburst behavior. I find this troubling that he wants my child on 5 psychoactive meds. we sought a second opinion from a psychiatrist that our son's therapist recommended.
414608 tn?1221757868 The most likely explanation, though not the only possibility, is that he displays both Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. If so, the combination of Cencerta and Risperdal would be effective (contingent on dose).
Avatar f tn My 5 year old nephew was diagnosed a little over a year and a half ago with ADHD and ODD. He was in a preschool program last year that dealt with situations like this and he did AMAZING. He is now in kindergarten and things were going great the first week and now I am getting letters that he is "out of bounds" screaming, yelling, running around. He is on Adderall, Risperdal, and Clonidine..
Avatar f tn My 10-year old son has been diagnosed as ODD and indeed has fit the description perfectly since age 2. Before seeing the psychiatrist, we saw 4 psychologists, all of whom recommended the same behavior management techniques we had already read about on our own. None have worked. Have also tried Howard Glasser's nonmedical approach for difficult children.
Avatar n tn He has been diagnosed as Asperger's by a Neurologist, Psychologist, Developmental Pediatrician and social worker. ADHD and ODD were brought up as possibilities but we do not believe it. This is what has helped: Social skills group (taught by social worker, weekly meetings with 6 similar children to talk about and act out proper behavior) Celexa medicine Discussing all activities with him first and if he is still upset about them we skip them.
Avatar m tn I am currently on Xanax, which takes a small edge off of the fear, but does nothing for the derealization and depersonalization. My psychiatrist keeps pushing Haldol on me and I've already suffered Dyskenisia twice from it and I refuse to take it. Is it possible more antipsychotics can help? I'm already on Risperdal. Is there some medication I'm just missing? Can anyone help me? Thank you.
Avatar f tn My brother has tourretts and adhd as well, and for years my mother had no idea he had ODD, which is common in kids with ADHD. He is home schooled so that was his saving grace from getting out of control. He didn't have the opportunity..
Avatar f tn My son is 6 and he is already on ritalin, risperdal, and clonidine. I have read about different studies but I would rather rely on what works for other parents, friends, or relative. Everytime I read a study, the next year I read one that contradicts it. He has been tested for allergies and has many. If I eliminated everything he is allergic to, he would then starve to death.
Avatar n tn Vyvanse and Tenex for the ADHD and Risperdal and Lamictal for Bipolar. He also takes Melentonin to help him sleep. This combination of drugs to help him has been wonderful. They all seem to compliment each other.
Avatar f tn my 9 yr old son who has been diagnosed with both forms of adhd has been on concerta risperdal n depakote for a while recently he was taken off the risperdal due to growth of breast we have noticed that he has been making odd facial expressions and he doesnt realize hes doing it i have caught them on tape and im completely confussed as to if this is something already that has been an issue or a new development any advice on what i should do about this matter wld be very helpful
Avatar f tn My cousin has a 6 year old girl, that has been diagnosed with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). Her doctor is wanting to start her on a drug called Risperdal. This drug is commonly used to treat Schizophrenia. She questioned the drug and the doctor said that it does help children that has been diagnosed with ODD. I was hoping that there may be some people on this website that has used this drug before.
Avatar n tn -has no friends We are currently home schooling her because the school sent her home 2-3 times a week - due to rages. She is currently on clonidine and ritalin. She was on risperdal, but she didn't respond well. Pretty frustrated, husband and I are emotionally drained. We can't afford our medical bills, even though my husband has a decent job with insurance. Nothing seems to help. We have tried to call local autism group and calls were not returned. Anyone have any advice? Thanks!
Avatar n tn I can move my forehead and stuff and I can feel different temperatures on my forehead, but still feels odd like little numbness/tingling. My brain also feels weird like heavy and groggy, but I usually get that when I take klonopin anyways. I wonder if tylenol would help with these type of aches? better not take it though. I'm trying not to take too much of anything just in case. by the way, I also had all my "medical" check up cleared and ok.
Avatar n tn Sometimes I feel weird in my head--I can't really describe it, but just odd and I wonder if it has anything to do with the Topamax, but I am not for sure. I looked it up a month or so ago and it seems some people hear a radio-like voice in their head after taking it and it seems to get better after they are off for some people, but not everyone.
Avatar f tn My son had ADHD, ODD and a mixed receptive speech delay. He was diagnosed when he was 3 almost 4 years old. He is 6 now. The meds that my son is on is Dextormine. My son has gone through many fazes and continues to be difficult at times. Before he took the medication he could barley say a few words let alone put a sentence together. After he started taking it he started talking almost overnight. Behavior improvements took time but he was able to listen and follow directions a lot better.
Avatar m tn It targets the aggressive behavior as well as anxiety. My son is 9 and has ADHD and ODD along with Asperger's. Stimulants seem to be the big push right now and we do have my son on Adderall as well for the ADHD symptoms which has made a world of difference. We have only been on the Risperdal for a week now and it takes some time to get the maximum effect but so far, absolutely no issues!
Avatar m tn It's been 2 years i am having seroquel 500mg and risperdal 1mg , everything was alright but today i felt hard at work. I had 4 days Easter holiday. I didn't go anywhere and i mas**** a lot. Whenever i mas***** i feel somebody put heavy stone on my heart. I took some chocolate either and mas*** too . I woke up in the midnight and vomit acid water then took hot water and slept. Sometimes blood comes in my **** whenever i mas*** a lot because of acidity.
Avatar n tn My 3 year old son has been diagnosed with ODD and has been put on risperdal but he is still very violent towards my 11 month old daughter, myself and my mum. He hits, pushes, bites and he also sits on my daughter pusher, pulls her hair and sometimes bangs her head into things. I am at my wits end not knowing what to do.