Ever I first wrote about our ongoing issues with Zoloft, I have heard from so many people saying they have had similar experiences.
Elliott, our 5 year old Aspie, started 5mg of Zoloft last week. He was on it for a total of 3 days and having only taken 15mg total.
He’s gone manic and has been since. He has now been off the Zoloft for longer than he was actually on it and he is still struggling.
We don’t know if we should send him to school in the morning. I really don’t think it will go well for him, but at the same time he has already missed so much.
Tonight is the first night that he actually feel asleep on time.
Since he began the Zoloft, he was up past midnight every night. It took 3mg of melatonin to help him sleep tonight.
From the research we have done, Zoloft has a really long half-life, meaning it stays in the system for a long time. Which makes sense because Elliott has been off it for almost 4 days and we are still having problems.
I have also heard and read that Zoloft tends to have this type of reaction with kids on the spectrum.
I don’t have any science to back that up but many, many people have told me that.
Either way, Zoloft has been a nightmare for my Aspie and it will be added to the never again will we take this medication list.
I still don’t know whether we should send him or not.
On the one hand, he’s driving us crazy. On the other hand, it would be beneficial to get the teachers opinions on how he’s doing.
They are more than capable of handling him, I just feel like we are setting gin up to fail.
I don’t like doing that…..
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