Anxiety and ADHD
What's the truth with kids and remeron
I am married with 2 kids. I am a teacher and my husband is in soft-ware development. Both my husband and I have families with suicidal/ depressive/ bi-polar/anxiety histories. I struggled with undiagnosed anxiety/depression/a.d.d./ insomnia/poor appetite all my life. Weighed 98 pounds (I’m 5’5”-so nearly anorexic LOOKING) until I was 40 years old. Any amount of stress made me nauseous and unable to sleep, and when u have the above stated issues-you are starving and tired pretty much 24/7. Finally saw a psychiatrist at age 39, after various undiagnosed breakdowns and a slew of unsuccessful anti-dep trials prescribed by a clueless but well-meaning family doc. Finally see a PSYCHIATRIST , duh?????, and he puts me on REMERON and it CHANGED MY LIFE. I eat and sleep just like a normal person, imagine that !!!!!! I gained 40 pounds at first, but am not too heavy now and I sleep like a baby EVERY SINGLE NIGHT :0) .................................
BUT now I have a son, age 12, diagnosed with A.D.D./insomnia/ poor appetite. Resisted meds for years, relented, put him on Adderall and it improved his focus tremendously . We initially tried Vyvanse but it INCREASED his anxiety. Adderall has really improved school performance BUT increased poor appetite and insomnia which in turn has created serious depression and irritability. We are trying PROZAC now and he is getting worse nausea than ever so it’s hard to tell if its helping. I love this child with all my heart, but he is a total nightmare to live with. EVERY anti-dep made my anxiety, nausea and insomnia worse EXCEPT for REMERON. I desperately want it for my child, can’t bear to watch this struggle any longer, want to give him REMERON but pediatrician won’t prescribe it. LOOKED AT ME LIKE I HAD 2 HEADS! We are also doing psychologist, melatonin but it’s not the only answer. Stomach anxiety is hell, and only those who have lived with it can truly understand . REMERON to me has been like ...... Insulin to a diabetic. What is so wrong with it-?????? I read of kids younger than him on it. What is the TRUTH, how can I help my child ?????? I have been on it for 6 years and am very healthy. Someone help me understand!!!!!!!! PLEASE !!!!!!!!! Sometimes I don’t think my beautiful son is gonna make-it.
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