As you are all aware of Gavin is autistic. Gavin is also bipolar and about 7 other comorbidities. Right now we are really struggling with him because his bipolar meds are no longer effective. It seems like a cruel twist of fate that these kids that struggle so much with autism as it is that they are also burdened with comorbidities like bipolar.
In my experience with this I have found this to significantly complicate matters. You treat one and it causes the other to be more difficult to manage. Gavin, for example doesn’t do well with adhd meds. So we can’t help him much with that. His bipolar has become extremely tough to manage. He no longer responds to most bipolar meds. All we have left to try is lithium. If that doesn’t work I have no clue what we will do next. Kids like Gavin tend to rapid cycle when their bipolar is not properly managed.
Gavin is manic right now so he is all over the place. He is driving us all crazy right now. We all understand it’s not his fault but that doesn’t change the impact his actions have on the entire family. We should hear about med changes today. It’s going to be a long weekend.