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Autism and it's co-morbid counterparts

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2007 at 12:31 PM
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Having a child on the spectrum means many things for us...it can mean that your child also has ADD or ADHD like behaviors, it can mean they have OCD, ODD, Intermittent Explosive Behavior, and even depression. Many times but not always doctors will dx the child with all the above instead of just leaving at an ASD dx. Often times these children will even have speech disorders or SID and multiple medical troubles as well.
What are some the dx's your ASD child has received?

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by on Mar. 4, 2007 at 12:31 PM
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marshcat
by on Mar. 9, 2007 at 8:37 AM
My DS is dx with Asperger's, ADHD, mild Tourettes, sinus arrythmia/tachycardia, acid reflux/gastritis. I feel like my son has his own mini pharmacy at times. LOL-Actually, it really isn't funny. I really was reluctant to put him on meds in the beginning. However, they do help and keep some sanity in this house. Before he was on any meds, I felt like I was going to end up in the insane asylum. Here's my wonderful son!
Kriskids
by New Member on Mar. 21, 2007 at 12:05 PM
MY DD IS DX WITH ADHD OCD ANXIETY DISORDER, BIPOLAR, ASPERGER'S, INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS. WE TOO FEEL LIKE SHE IS A WALKING PHARM, BUT WE ARE NOT HAVING GOOD LUCK WITH THE MEDS. WE HAVE GONE THROUGH SO MANY THAT I JUST CAN'T COUNT THEM NOW. WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET HER IN A PROGRAM THAT COULD HELP HER BUT THE SCHOL BOARD WILL NOT HELP US BECAUSE THEY DONT WANT OT PAY FOR IT
momof26717
by on Mar. 28, 2007 at 10:32 PM
Hi there... after reading your entries here I can feel your stories. I have a 9 yr old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, depression, asthma. We are going to go and see a behavioral specialist in May and his dr has requested that talk to the dr about pervaise developmental disorder. I have looked up some information on the internet and it is basically referring to autsim. I feel like my son is an walking pharmacy also. Currently we take 4 medications and a vitamin every day. He really can catch any cold so we just make it part of his daily regimin.
flowermom
by New Member on Mar. 30, 2007 at 3:20 PM
I have 2 children with dx in the autism spectrum on 3 0r 4 different meds. We had to put my 14 yo daughter on meds this summer. Took awhile it get them regulated. It seems like the one that helps her with agitation the best is her birth control med. She takes this to regulate her periods so she only has them twice a year. I feel it helps keep her hormone levels regulated. Has anybody else had experience with this?
TonyaO
by on Apr. 12, 2007 at 7:14 PM
My DS is 9 and has been dx'd with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Bi-Polar, and ADHD.  We've tried so many different meds, I've lost count.  Right now, we're having a really difficult time, but hopefully we'll figure something out soon.  He was hospatilized for 3 weeks a few years ago, I'm really hoping to avoid that again if possible, sometimes I'm not sure if I'll be able too or not, but I'm trying!  I feel as if we are on a roller coaster much of the time, as much as we try to keep life as normal as possible for DS and DD, it is tough, at times we have to alter family activities around how DS is doing that day.  Well, that is all for now, I'm looking forward to talking with more moms soon!
LilMommaInSC
by on Aug. 13, 2007 at 11:58 AM
My daughter was diagnosed withh Rett Syndrome when she was two.  The complications of Rett Syndrome has resulted in her being diagnosed with:
Failure to thrive (has feeding tube now)
Reflux
Seizures
Hypotonia
Scoliosis
developmental delay


        
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