#Autism, Anxiety and Risperdal: 04/04/2012

It’s been a little while since I updated everyone on how Elliott has been doing on Risperdal.  For those of you just tuning in,  Elliott is my 6 year old with Asperger’s and extreme anxiety. 

His anxiety had become crippling for him and we need to do something.  We initially tried Zoloft and that was a complete disaster. 

After a few weeks of letting the Zoloft clear his system,  we began low dose Risperdal.  The Risperdal has been working pretty well.  We did have to bump him up from the initial dose of .5mg BID to 1mg BID.  He’s handled the medication very well and his anxiety has been significantly reduced.  Unfortunately,  he seems to be experiencing more anxiety lately.

However,  at this point,  his quality of life has improved drastically and so right now,  we’re feeling pretty good about the results.

With his anxiety level decreased,  he is more apt to learn and utilize new coping skills.

So,  at this point,  I would say that the overall experience with Risperdal has been a positive one. 

**Thanks for reading**

       -Lost and Tired

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