My 6yr old son has aspergers, adhd, fine motor delay, speech delay, chronic constipation , asthma , eczema. His anxiety seemed to be less, his anger stress he really seemed to be doing better lately. He takes adderall celexa zrytec flonase miralax and melatonin. I homeschool him through a cyber school he doesn't go to daycare or a babysitter he is with me 24/7 so i see all his moods, he use to bite his nails til they bled but using redirection i helped him stop. He still bites them but he knows when to stop. Recently he started playing with his hair twisting it around his finger then pulling . I told him you're going to pull your hair out, he said no i wont. Well he now is getting bald spots :( he doesnt even realize he is doing it, and redirection hasnt worked yet he wont mess with anything else! The doc told me its trich....something i have it written down. She is sending us to Atlanta which is 2hrs away! But im so worried and dont understand everything ive read says stress related well he's been doing so well lately! It also says may run in family , well as a teen my mom pulled out her eyebrows and eyelashes to this day she has none, and about 8yrs ago she went bald for about 5yrs bc she pulled her hair out, she never went to the doc about it, but she said she didnt want to do it but she couldn't stop! I dont want my son to be bald! His hair is shoulder length and thick he always gets complimented on it and now he is getting bald spots :( i just dont know what to do to help him! Also just to let you know i will not punish him or negatively do something to get him to stop so please dont suggest anything like that. Im not trying to be mean i just wont punish him for something he isnt doing on purpose. He loves his hair he wants to keep it, he hates it cut, but lets me brush it bc he knows you want long hair it has to be cared for, so he really likes his hair! Ive tried giving him the squishy ball toys all sizes, colors, shapes, ive tried getting him to play with his favorite toys, play dough, even stuffed animals that have hair nothing has helped! Please if anyone has any ideas or has gone through this with their child or even done it themselves please any help would be great! He's been through so much and things calm down and start to get better and this happens! Im just at a loss i want to help him but dont know what to do! I know this was a long post, thank you for reading it! And excuse any spelling or errors i typed this on my phone!
on Feb. 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM