anyone here have experience with kids on/off ADHD medication?
So, it had been a few months since we moved out of the state my boyfriend's son lives in. Previously when he would come to visit he was totally zombified on Strattera, an ADHD medication his mother gives him. He came up with my boyfriend's mom for Christmas break and was totally different--hyper, impulsive, rude and twitching. BF tried to say it was just excitement to see us but come to find out from Granny his mom didn't send any of his meds for the trip...which she said his mom uses to "calm him down." Now to me this seems medically reckless to take a child off a powerful drug without a doctor's supervision...Cold turkey. And also have to wonder if it was malintent on his mother's part since she had to know he would be going thru withdraws and out of control...she is pretty much a miserable person and I would not put it past her to try and sabotage any/all of us enjoying the visit. BF is very passive and barely communicates with his sons mom. It generally amounts to lies, manipulation and threats. And she has full custody. I'm not really sure if I'm asking anything. The whole situation is messed up and sad and I am pretty much a frustrated by-stander. It just seems like total BS and the worst part is having to constantly worry what his son is going to do around our 18 month old we have together when his 11 year old is visiting...on or off his meds always in some kind of chemical upheaval. And his dad and grandma refuse to address the proverbial elephant in the room. Basically I just wanted to take my baby & run.