Let’s talk about #Autism and medications

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As a special needs family that relies on medications to help improve ours kids quality of life, we have had mostly a positive experience. We have also had some negative experiences as well.

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I know that placing your child on medications is never an easy decision and can be downright scary. I thought we could discuss our experience and maybe ask or answer some questions about medicating our children with #Autism. How have you weighed the risks vs the benefits?



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Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

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We have one of ours medicated…started at age 11 w/ Seroquel and has had various other mental health issues besides anxiety crop up over the years.  (at age 13 she had a psychotic break and was hospitalized for 10 days and basically struggled to reach now what is a new and somewhat diminished "normal" as the years have gone by.  Yes, meds when needed.  Yes, it's epxensive.  If it were not for insurance, it would be like owning a second home.  Even the copays/percentages that way pay after insurance are debilitatiing to our budget.  What astonishes me is the cavalier… Read more »

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We used meds until we gave diet a 1 year trial. It's 14 years now and we never looked back.

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Initially we took our son to a neurologist, and he assigned an incredible battery of tests, which in the end revealed nothing…no diagnosis. This was at age two. We took Rudy to a psychiatrist (the first of many) who started him on Mellaril. Seriously. That resulted in a 15 pound weight gain in 13 days. I can't even count the number of meds we tried and the suffering our child went through, as we held him down and forced the meds down his throat. There are many drugs which are so nasty-tasting you can't disguise them in applesauce, etc.  … Read more »