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My daughter has ADHD and was on Strattera for about a year. I never saw any improvement in her behavior or her grades. I kept telling her doctor this but he never changed her meds. Sooo, I found a new dr. who told me that Strattera is a waste of time and money. In my experience, this is true.
He put her on all three of the above mentioned meds and she was much better for a little while (few weeks). As soon as school started back, she got right back into the old routine of being defiant and not wanting to do her chores, not wanting to do homework. Should I ask the dr to up her doseage? Does anyone else take these meds together?
Also, she is supposed to take the Seroquel and Clomidine before bed but for a few days I have had her try taking it as soon as she gets home from school. No change. It's just so frustrating b/c she is a very intelligent and beautiful girl but her attitude and lack of motivation makes her ugly. KWIM?
I love my daughter with all my heart but there are times when I don't want her around me. I feel awful just saying that b/c I DO love her. I hope someone can relate.:confused:
I am 40 and diagnosis Bipolar I and ADHD for the past 8 years. I take Adderall XR 25mg, Zoloft 200mg (AM) and Lorazepam (same as Clonidine) .5mg, Seroquel 200mg, Lithium 600mg and Topomax 150mg (PM). It took several years, 3 doctors and 24 medications changes to get me stable and able to work and enjoy life. These are VERY TOUCH DISEASES!!!! They can cause death if not handled with a lot of support and patience by many loved ones and friends over long period of time. My advice to you is BE PATIENT, BE PERSISTANT WITH THE DOCTOR FOR ANSWERS AND SUPPORT, don't expect too much from your daughter until you find out exactly what's wrong and what she is capable of in her current state, GET OTHER OPINIONS, KEEP TALKING TO PEOPLE HERE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS ALREADY!!! Best of luck! In time and with love she will keep getting better and better, because in 2006 we have very good treatments for all of these issues.

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