I have an 8 year old with adhd. He is currently on focalin and doing okay (he was on the maximum amount of concerta for two years & it just quit working. I have a pediatric neurologist and he goes to a therapist who is into "love & logic" and helps him with the stop-think-do skills (I don't think it's helping much). I am struggling with holding myself together because I'm so isolated and desperately trying to hold it together. My husband works out of town for months at a time & I keep warning him I've had about all I can take. I cannot talk to anyone without my son interrupting and won't park him in front of the TV or video games because I know it won't help him (I can't find a sitter that WON'T park him in front of a TV). He's very impulsive & talks nonstop- even when no one's listening. He acts crazy in the store & flips out when I ask him to calm down. Dr. and therapist keep saying "It'll get better". Right now I have marked 84 straight days on the calender without a break. I quit my church because they are completely unsympathetic to my son's condition- I have worked hard to get him help & even got him set up with a sec.504 at school. He has no friends & refuses to do cub scouts, etc.. To top it all off, I'm dealing with menopause. Sorry to rattle- I must not be the only person going through this... I just can't seem to get my husband or the therapist to understand I'm about at the breaking point. Thanks for listening.
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