Monday, July 27, 2009
I Need MEDS!
Dominyk's psychiatrist decided this summer that we needed a baseline. He had been on medication since he was four -- 9 years on Aderall with only momentary breaks to see what did or didn't work. While in many ways he is no more agitated or hyper than he was without it, we are discovering that his primary issue is his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He has been on an antidepressant to combat this, but we had thought that the Aderall was making it worse. Well this little experience has taught us that whatever he was on definitely was better than nothing in regards to the OCD.
If you have a child who has ADHD and OCD you know how lethal the combination can be. The constant talking about the obsessions is about to drive me batty. Before it was just pop and drinks. Now he is itchy. All the time. He has been up for 30 minutes and I am not exaggerating at all (probably underestimating) when I say that he has told me that he is itchy in 7 different ways at least 60 times. He's also hot and can't get comfy (as he puts it). And his head hurts.
I am supposed to take him to see my very elderly parents in Arizona this week and I can't imagine hot, itchy, uncomfy, head-hurting OCD/ADHD mantras the whole three hours on the plane. ANd then the four hours in the car.
Fortunately, the pop thing is still an obsession because I am so desperate this morning that I told him if he could let me work for an hour uninterrupted he could have a caffeine free diet coke. SO far it's working.
I called the psychiatrist to tell her that either he needed meds NOW or I did. They are supposed to call me back. If they don't agree to medicate either him or me, you may just hear me from here, wherever you are.