We have some news that is difficult to process on the Elliott front. We met with Dr. Reynolds on Monday to discuss other medication options to help manage Elliott’s extreme anxiety.
We discussed Elliott’s rather extreme reaction to the very low dose of Zoloft and our obvious concerns. This is where things got a bit scary. The main concern at this point is bipolar disorder. This was exactly how Gavin presented years ago.
This was something Lizze and I were afraid of when we experienced his reaction. Nothing is for sure but it’s something we will have to keep an eye on going forward.
I’ll be totally honest with you. This scares me to death. Elliott was my most typical baby now this. It feels like another loss. 🙁
Tonight Elliott began his new medication, Risperdal. He’s on a very low dose, at least compared to what Gavin was on. We are starting out with .25mg twice a day.
He actually swallowed the pill, the first time and without any problems. At least we have that as a positive.
Based on how badly he reacted to Zoloft, we are keeping him home from school so we can keep a close eye on him. We have already talked to the school and they are aware.
Hopefully, this will help him? Hopefully, we don’t have anywhere near the problems we had with the Zoloft.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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