Some days he sleeps nonstop sometimes several days and has extreme anxiety and depression. His doctors say sounds like all good. He becomes agitated and aggressive. What medicines will help if any?
My 23 yr old son takes Zyprexa, Strattera and Claritin?
- 19 Jun 2017 by formertexan
- 2 October 2017
- claritin, strattera, zyprexa, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), sleep disorders, sleep, sleep disorder
Added 19 Jun 2017:
My son is autistic and strattera opened up new emotions. He is also adhd and even with strattera 60mg struggles to focus when he does get up. The anger is getting worse and we need help. I work 2 jobs so am not readily available
I am so sad to hear your struggle and prayers with you in seeking the best answer for your son. I'm also a mother of 2 boys, and there is no worse feeling than watching your boy struggle with anything, much especially their health, and the hopeless feeling you can't fix IT for him! I completely understand and I am adhd myself, so I definitely sympathize with your son also! My 1st opinion is Straterra should be changed to another medication, its like water in my opinion for a 23 yr old male for his condition. I can say personally Straterra and concerta did not phase my adhd, actually made me have almost identical symptoms your son is having! I think his Dr should definitely consider vyvanse or adderall er!!! Claritin is also what I used to take for allergies.
I had to change it to zyrtec, Claritin seemed to interact bad side effects with my adhd meds! Watch his sugar intake and caffeine! That can hugely effect his behavior, hostility, anger! Also encourage positive tv shows, or movies! Funny things will definitely help his mood n BEHAVIOR! No sad music, hostile video games, nor unbalanced atmosphere! Stability, encouragement, laughter, and definitely med changes should greatly help your son, and your battle as a MOM become a bit easier! God bless you and your son! Will be praying for y'all!
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