Curious if anyone has gone down the route of doing genetic testing to see what meds work best for their child? My son currently is on Ritalin ER in am and then an immediate release at 3pm. This seems to be working pretty well for him but we think he needs to probably be on something else also to help with his anxiety. This started before starting any stimulant so can rule that out. He has pretty severe social anxiety and bedtime is rough. There is also some sprinkling of odd fears (bugs, going to different room by himself, ect.) Terrified to be in his bedroom even with his brother in there with him. He will have nightmares frequently when in his room. And yes have tried ALL the things. Special lights, sleep stories, weighted blankets, weighted lovies, door open with hall light on, soft music, melatonin...The fast acting ritalin seems to be totally out of his system by 6pm.
Anywho, we have a follow up soon with his neurologist to see about adding on something to help. When trying to research it seems an anti depressant might be the way to go but also have seen things like clonidine or guanfacine? I would like to avoid a long guessing game and see if others have really seen benefit from doing the genetic testing for meds.