My dd is 11 and is currently taking Lamictal and hydroxyzine. We have recenly weaned her off of Geodon because it caused a lot of weight gain, which only added to her depression.
The med change is NOT working. She is moody and is quick to anger, and everything that she was before her hospital stay. I am tempted at times to really smack her. (which I woulnd't do, but the though crosses my mind when she is being difficult.)
I have emailed the psychiatry nurse practitioner (who manages her meds) and asked for a change but I don't want to go back to Geodon. Anyone have some suggestions? We need something that will not cause weight gain.
Mom to 4 wonderful girls! Married to the love of my life for about 16 years!