We've tried all the sensory stuff we know, but to no avail. We've turned to meds :( Today was the first day of Adderall. We've tried Ritalin and a host of other drugs I don't want to revisit, but may be appropriate. We also need her to slow down with her eating. She eats non-stop and has gained too much weight. We suspect it's all the hormones she's on, but we need to continue them until her growth plates close (maybe another year). They think some behavior meds are in order and the side effect of appetite suppressant might be positive too. We gave it to her at ten and she was asleep by eleven. I guess I should be happy she's out, but I hate medicating her into coma. So... do we hit a new sensory diet of stressful input that is guaranteed to set her off initially, but may help in a few days? Do we go back to the behavior modification stuff that we all endured for months to no avail? I spent a couple of days with that and I'm not sure if she gets it now or not. Either way we need to gear up for one or the other, but I lack the emotional strength today to start.
I pray for wisdom in the choice,
Perseverance for us and the girls who will have to carry it out throughout the day, and...