ADHD in Girls
Vacation with family
Hi, my name is Rick and am new to this group. My daughter Ella is 6 and is ADHD / ODD. Up until recently, she was taking Abilify and Intuniv.
She struggles with staying focused and is defiant.
Her behavior started to worsen so we saw her pyschologist. She was concerned with this treatment and we are switching to a new psychiatrist we will see in early March. In the meantime, we tapered her off her medications. However, she has not been able to function at school or home. Thus, we got a month supply of Focalin from her pediatrician. After a couple of doses, does not seem to make much of a difference. Just need a bridge strategy to make it to next appt where hopefully will get a new plan to try.
We have spent the past few days with extended family in the mountains and we have gone from bad to worse. She has been very difficult and struggles to play well with her cousins that are a couple years older than her. Her mom and I are at our wit’s end. Been reading groups such as this and very encouraging to know that we are not alone.
Not sure if we should just go home or try and make it thru. We were supposed to leave Thurs but not so sure that is a good idea at this point.
Any advice / tips / encouragement are hugely appreciated. Thanks! Rick
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