Hello anti-anxiety medication

Elliott began his anti-anxiety medication this morning.  As much as I hate the idea of medicating my 5 year old,  it’s the right thing to do.

We kept him home from school so wrong could keep an eye on him. 

Even at the low dose it does appear to be producing a sedative effect.  It will take a little while for us to know if it’s actually helping to reduce his anxiety or not.

Hopefully this will help him to just be a kid and let go of at least some of his worry.

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Bridget

I hope he continues to do well. I have a son (7) with high functoning ASD. We are actually going to see the MD tomorrow about antianxiety medication. It is a very hard choice, but we have exausted all the “lifestyle” stuff and he is limiting his life. Hope the best for you guys.

Elise

I have fibro and constant daily headaches. I take oxycontin for nerve damage in my S/I area. I am not kidding that the oxycontin does nothing for my headaches. But a drug called Fioricet works wonders. It is a headache med that is for tension headaches. And because you have fibro your headaches may not be vascular but muscle related. Please, please try this drug if you have not done so. It really works great.

And for the poster Cheri, Prozac and Celexa are NOT anti-anxiety meds. They are SSRI's. It is for depression.

Cheri Norris Heupel

We too started anti-anxiety meds at a young age for our youngest and it is the best decision we ever made. He could feel slightly tired just because he is starting to relax a little. I know whenever I have gone through a high stress time (which is everyday for our kiddos!), I feel tired when it is over. If this one doesn't fit just right, don't hesitate to play with dose or medication. My son started on Prozac and switched to Celexa. It has caused him to have a little bit of a hard time going to sleep, but we give him melatonin and benadryl (per our dr) and he does great now. Also, play with when you give it to him. When he was on Prozac it had to be EXACTLY at the same time in the morning or he would have tons of trouble sleeping. That is part of the reason we switched to Celexa. Celexa can make you a little tired, so it is recommended that you take it in the evening. My husband, myself and my oldest son all take ours in the evening. When we gave Jack his in the evening he woke up at 4:30am 2 days in a row. I wasn't going for a third, so I tried giving it to him in the morning and it works just fine for him. It will take 4-6 weeks to see the full potential of the meds, so, I know this find the right fit phase sucks, but once you get it, it is TOTALLY worth it!

@Senushemi

Good luck, I hope he does well on it.

Lost_and_Tired

Thank you 🙂

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