Yes, perhaps it's time to try clonidine, s mall dose two or three times daily. You might talk with her psychiatrist about this, since it would help other aspects of her behavior as well.
dr suggested wellbutrin. what are your thoughts on this? never heard of clonidine. want to be informed before next doctor's visit.
Yes, this can be quite a good choice when there are mood issues and ADHD.
thanks for your reply. not really mood issues, just the constant argumentative issues with i think odd. do you think one would be better med than the other? Only other issue is weight gain. Going to the doctor today. Thanks again
Not a doctor but know that ADHD can be treated with whole foods and higher fat diets of olive oil, fish oil, and other good oils. Honestly, it could be something that the child is allergic to that she is eating unbeknownst to all of you.... I had a friend who recently tried an elimination diet and slowly added foods back that she eats regularly, she found out that she was allergic to wheat, rhy, some flour products, sweeteners, etc. that were causing the ADHD symptoms... She has since started eating whole foods and good fats and her symptoms have vastly improved... It could be something as little as the dyes in foods, or sweeteners, etc...
Honestly, the drugs are just going to slow down her system more and make her fat causing more issues... I know it would be much harder with a 15 year old trying to get them to eat real food, but this is her health!
P.S. My friend recently said she ate a couple of slices of pizza and instantly experienced severe ADHD symptoms afterwards...probably the wheat, etc., in the crust!
No, one is not better than the other - they are very different medications but each can be helpful for children who have not responded well to stimulant medications.