our 14 yo daughter sees a therapist and is on 10 mg Lexapro and Vyvanse. But here we are again –– she won't get out of bed today and go to school. Does anyone else struggle with this? She did not give me an explanation she just won't get up. She has a 504 plan and the teachers are on board with extra time with assignments etc. She has great support including an EF coach 45 minutes a week.
She has missed many days of school simply by not getting out of bed. I suspect depression. Is anyone else experiencing this behavior? On the weekends she can easily sleep until 4 pm. I'd love suggestions or thoughts. Thanks!
Hi! I am a 21 year old who has depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I was on 25 mg of Prozac and 30mg of Vyvance for 9 months. Sometime with medication you have to find what's called the "therapeutic dose" meaning the entry level dosage ins't enough. I would talk to your Childs therapist and also the prescribing Dr. to see if they recommend increasing the dosage. The combination of ADHD and depression/ anxiety is so difficult and it takes so much time to find the perfect mix of combinations. Don't give up you are doing great Mom!!
Thanks for your reply! We've tried Prozac and Zoloft (and perhaps another) and her psychiatrist seems to think the 10 mg Lexapro is working. I think the dose is too low and/or wrong. Again, thank you for replying. You give me hope that there may indeed be a solution out there that can help with what feels so awful some days.
When and doubt ask and advocate for what your daughter needs! But, I hear and see you the process is grueling and will have so many ups and downs. I still go through waves and have since I was 13. Medications changes are so incredibly difficult but at least for me so so so worth it. Even now I am transitioning off of Prozac and onto Effexor and the process has been grueling to say the least. However, it is so worth it because I get my life back each time and I wish nothing more for your daughter. Don't give up you will get there and looking back I am so grateful for my mom and her constant support even now, being an adult (ish) she still is such a support system and I am so grateful for her! You are doing Amazing and I'm sure your daughter will thank you later!!! Don't hesitate to reach out for more questions or support! You are incredible!