Risperdal Has Really Been a Blessing

I started the journey with my middle child at age 2 and most of you who have been reading since then know my story but for those who don’t, my son Aj was born angry. He had one emotion, angry, since the baby years and up. At age 2 his Dad and I finally started to see various specialists who once again were not sure to diagnosis a child so young with anything. Later on Aj was diagnosed with ADHD, however, the mood changes are what made the ADHD diagnosis not 100% certain according to his counselor. Finally about six […]

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Risperdal Is Working For My Five Year Old

I have told the story of my Aj forever now, it’s been three years since we started the fight to find out what was up with him. Our first concern was the lack of sleep, never having slept through the night & always having been an irritable baby {not to be confused with colic, he was just irritable}, we knew lack of sleep meant no possible way to tell if his moods were based on insufficient sleep or a real genetic mood disorder issue. Then the whole sleep issue was resolved. Intuniv came on board for ADHD, and well I […]

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Being Five with a Mood Disorder #bipolar #health #parenting

It’s so much fun when I am out in public with my son Aj and he is in one of his bad mood days, really it is. Most parents look at me as if I have an out of control bad child when in all reality I have a child who has a mood disorder. Currently Aj sits on a waiting list to see a pediatric psychiatrist and while we wait, the mood fluctuations don’t change. Clearly the mood changes wouldn’t change without the correct medication because bipolar or a similar mood disorder can not be controlled due to a […]

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Just Listen to me; Medication Options Suck

When my son Aj was born believe me the last thing I ever thought of was having to deal with a child who has a mood disorder. Everyone who isn’t living in my household seeing the day to day mood changes of my five year old can lend advice and speak without knowing the exact situation but when it comes down to it, believe me I am a no med kind of mom, I hate the idea of tossing meds at my children. Three years ago I finally got a pediatrician to listen to me about Aj’s aggressive behavior, how […]

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