My son is 19 yrs. old. Since hes been 3 hes been struggling with his adhd and some developmental delays. It's such a rough time trying to find the help this guy needs as cut backs have left him hanging without enough help. Every time I get him in on a long waiting list somewhere here in Ontario, its only to find out that hes " to high functioning" for them to take on. This poor kid right now is suffering from such high anxiety when ever he tries to be " normal" and work towards something and can't succeed at he takes it so hard. He's just started Adderall Xr 20 mg. and takes Risperadol .05 to sleep. It has been working for the most part to make him feel pretty calm most days and somewhat peaceful. However, tonight hes just off the wall again, screaming into his pillow and smacking himself in the head because he " can't stand how his brain is" he says. He's suffering so much and I don't have a damned person doctor wise that I can call. It makes my anxiety high to, my heart literally pounds when this happens. I'm just so tired of medication not working for him. I know its not the answer, a well rounding routine of meds. counceling and the like is, but his psychiatrist hands him his prescription and off he goes. I'm sure some of you know what I mean. When he gets like this, there is nothing I can do to calm him, talking just works him up all the more, so I go sit down and feel on edge all night long. Its crime that there are no places for these kids who are young adults struggling like he is. It gets to the point where I throw up my hands sometimes and feel like yelling like he does to. Thanks for reading, I guess I'm so keyed up tonight I just had to get this out.
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