I'm very seriously considering no meds. None. Zero. Zip. There has YET to be a single drug (regardless of type) out of the 10+ that we have tried that works and works consistently. The Intuniv was great for a few to many days. Days. That's it. Not even a week. I just feel like there's no point anymore in trying and trying, hoping and praying and failing and disappointment. We meet with Ava's pdoc next weekend. I'm going to talk of weaning. Nothing does more than take the edge off for more than 4-5 days. There just seems to be no point in medicating anymore.
The more I look at what I've written above the more I think it would appear as though Ava's behavior would then be considered a behavioral issue. One would think. One would WISH. And I would often probably convince myself of this but time and time again, Ava shows no concern for consequences. NONE. I've taken away her going to playdates, birthday parties, kept her from dance class (her one true love), grounding - you name it, we've done it. Rewarding her, praising her - nope. She doesn't care. There is no single consequence and no reward that can return her from the dark side. So, in my opinion she's defenseless against the dark side. And so am I.