We will be hauling Elliott to the doctor’s on Monday morning. This time it’s not for a broken tooth but instead anti anxiety medications.
Elliott is the poster child for generalized anxiety disorder and the quality of his life is significantly affected.
This appointment has been a long time coming.
Elliott’s anxiety is situational and rather extreme. This means that all the stress and chaos that goes on in the house as a result of being a special needs family.
We have addressed everything that can be immediately addressed but others are in a holding pattern like Gavin’s placement.
Elliott’s in therapy and we do whatever we can to relieve the anxiety but unfortunately, medication is our plan B. Plan A was simply not enough to provide him with any relief and so it’s long past time to put Plan B into motion.
We will cross the Plan B starting line, Monday morning at 9:35 am.
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I hope you all are able to find that magic formula that helps Elliot get some peace of mind, whether it is the right med, therapy or something else. He certainly deserves it. We are doing a trial of magnesium for our son's anxiety right now.
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Totally can relate. I'm thinking my 8 yr old spectrum son is going this way also. We can see the growing anxiety erupting in all different areas. Already have one OCD/anxiety son being treated with both medication and therapy pretty successfully at this point, but it has it's ups and downs for sure and always needs on-going monitoring. Best wishes to you on this.