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Anxiety med. for my 8 yr old?

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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my son has horrible anxiety, adhd & autism. Lately hes ben really acting up....biting hitting pulling my hair. I feel its because hes only in school for a half day during the summer & he has less structure & im hoping when he returns to school things will get better. My question is....what does everyone think about anxiety med for children? His home trainer thinks he will really benefit from it.
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by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:17 AM
They don't have any for kids this young for just anxiety or so my dds doc says my daughter is on an anti depressant that heels with anxiety too
by Carissa on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:34 AM

I'm not anti meds..Ashton is on one but I wouldn't put him on  anti anxiety meds because of the risks..but I talked to a mom with a son my sons age who is benefiting greatly from being on an anti anxiety med. hugs!

by Kari on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:56 AM

My next door neighbor put her bright eyed lovely boy on anxiety meds (8 yrs old) and he is expressionless. Easier to care for, but not the boy he was. Just be careful. Many of those drugs have never been tested on children to see the what the long term effects could be...the ones that have been tested are scary.  Good luck, I know how hard it is when your boy is out of control. My son benefits from me just playing with him when he is feeling this way. Whatever he likes to it with him.    XO

by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Have you tried dhas/ fish oil/ omega 3s? I got a kids one from gnc for my dd and it has made a world of difference for anxiety!
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by Janine on Jul. 12, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Thanks everyone for ur input...i love this site! I dont feel so alone. Im leaning towards no anxiety/depression med. I don't want my son to have that vacant look in his eyes. He's usually such happy friendly kid & it would break my heart to do that to him. Im just really trying to stay calm & patient with him & im really watching what he eats as far as sugar intake. Thanks so much!
by Janine on Jul. 12, 2013 at 8:55 AM
I think i will try the fish oil I've heard alot of good things about it...thanks :-)
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Sorry he is having trouble momma. I don't really have an answer since my son does not take meds. 

by Jen on Jul. 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM
When my son was in kindergarten, 10 yrs ago, they put him on Paxil. But I don't think that would happen today.

It really helped with his rigidity though and I'm glad we did it. Dh was pissed
Though and wanted him off it asap. We had the drug made into a liquid by a special pharmacy. And he was only on like 1 cc. A very small amount. But it was hard getting him off that. I had to wean him all the way down to 1/4 cc and then finally go cold turkey from there.
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by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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There is a product available at Neurobiologix .com called calming cream. This was designed by a specialist in this Field It is a lotion that absorbs directly into bloodstream. It's not a cure all but it's a start. Have you thought about a DAN Dr ? These anxiety issues are a symptom. You need to treat the symptom not mask it with medication. My son used to have terrible rages . Throwing things etc.We have been seeing a Dr in Austin Texas for three years. The changes are unbelievable. My son has Low vitamin D levels low T cell count. And an auto antibody to folic acid. These are just a few things we discovered when seeing a medical Dr who is a brain specialist. I think it's a good idea to explore all avenues before using these other drugs. Good Luck!
by Darby on Jul. 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Hugs mama!  I have no experience to be honest:)

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