reply to post by ravenshadow13
He tried those too ..."sigh ..
Also Clonopin,Depakote,Lithium ....and several other meds that I cant even remember ...they even had him on a combo of meds for awhile ..
I eventually told them look ...how about tranquilizers ....well the first week on them he was a zombie (would fall asleep sitting in a chair ..he had
no desire to do anything etc ) ..so I said NO FORGET IT ...
It has been a few years ..maybe there is something new out ...
The problem with my son is he is ADHD (was physical and mental now it is just mental after puberty ) ....and he also has some compulsive disorders (he
is obsessed with collecting things like spiders and snakes (ew) ..he is obsessed with doing dangerous over the edge things (this is improving though)
(things like messing with rattlesnakes and blackwidow spiders ..he has no fear of those things) ........he has panic attacks when things get rough
......and he has mood swings (he gets angry over nothing ) ...........and he has emotional problems (no self worth ...(his dad did that to him telling
him he was worthless etc) .........he has motivation but gives up way to easily then he just buryies himself in self pity etc when he fails .......
He really is a good hearted kid though (he loves deeply )... ...and he trys really hard to live a normal life ..but is just not normal .....and
actually messes his life up more when he tries to figure out ways to make it better .(no critical thinking skills whatsoever) ..which is where I come
in handy for him most of the time ..but he has to learn how to on his own somehow ..
He makes a mistake then actually makes more mistakes trying to fix things.
He also has no self control (he is way better than he used to be though) ..
He is 160 IQ but can be as dumb as a rock sometimes .because he is more like a 16 year old than a 21 year old ....(I think the abuse caused him to
digress ) ........
When he was born (before the shots) he was almost genious ..(he walked at 7 months ..was saying complete sentences (perfect speech ) at 1 year old
.and also had a photogenic memory (he still has that ) ...
He could read at about 3 or 4 yrs old ..He could work on vehicles at about 6 or 7 (he loves working on his vans which he made his own out of several
(3 ) ............he was reading plumbing books at age 3 or 4 (that was his first obsession was figuring out how a toilet works ...that was from a
childhood scare of the movie Critters ...where they came out of the toilet ...he got afraid of the toilet but it turned into an obsession on what
makes the toilet work lol ) >>>>>>>he could be a good plumber but now he is over that he says lol ....he wants to mechanic but cant seem to get the
nerve to try a GED (which we are working on that ) ...........he would have to have it modified big time or he would never pass it ..as Special Ed
taught him very little ....................(pray that he will get over being scared about the GED and just go for it ) ................
He was really bright ..then the meds ..the emotional abuse from hubby ...the Shrinks (Which to him was extremely traumatic ..all the blood tests etc )
..................all of that hurt him mentally .............
[edit on 4-2-2009 by Simplynoone]