Parents of ADHD Children
Hi All! I am looking for some help with my 7 year old ADHD girl. She currently takes Adderal XR and a short acting generic later in the day. About once or twice a week she will have manic episodes where her energy level is so high that she cannot get it under control. She will yell at us, laugh at us, scare her brother by threatening to break his toys and throwing things, call us names, etc. On occasion she will even pee in the floor on purpose and skate around in it laughing. These episodes usually last about 20 minutes and up until today, always at home. Today is started as she came out of her day camp. On the way home, I had to stop the car and sit in a parking lot for a while to get her brother out of range so we could be safe. We have tried to tie it to the medication, to food and anything else but it seems random. The doctors blink and stare at us and then think well, maybe it will go away. The therapist says she is trying to tell us she needs something from us. We have no idea what to do. It scares her brother and she can be quite destructive with things in the house. Has anyone experienced anything like this? It seems like if it were the meds, it would happen more often…I have tried to talk with her about it, even asked her if she remembers the episodes and she does remember and apologizes but otherwise have learned nothing from those conversations. Thanks in advance for your help!!
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