need advice on meds
hi my son is autistic and the doctor wants to try a different med for him. i was wondering if anyone has thier child on meds and wat kind works for them. need some advice.
When it comes to autism there are so many roads to take and it can be very overwhelming! I am more familiar with the homeopathic route and enzyme therapy. Here is a great article on enzyme therapy for you to read over if it interests you: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/enzyme-therapy-for-autism.html. There is an amazing array of information out there about homeopathic treatment, but it tends to be a bit preachy, so if you are interested type into your seach bar: Homeopathic+Autism. matrixmagic in the autism support group posted about her son's successful treatment with Phytobiophysics flower essences, if you are interested in contacting her she has her e-mail in her post.
Again, I know this is all very overwhelming and there are multiple road maps, but I did see the change from implementing enzyme therapy, my friend's son went from zero communication and staring at ceiling fans, to interacting. Here is a chart listing the medication typically prescribed for autistic children: http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/autism-medication.html
Perhaps if you post the specific symptoms and/or behaviours that your Dr. is looking to treat you can get more specific feedback that would be helpful in making a decision.
If I can be of any additional help or support, do not hesitate to reach out.
I undestand that there is no cure for autism, but depending on symptoms he has and can be treated at a little at a time. For example, my daughter has autism and she also has AD/HD, anxiety, odd,etc. The doctor gives her adderall for her AD/HD, celexa for her anxiety and so on. If you and your docter can break down of what symptoms he has and then perhaps you will be able find a few medications that be able to work. Just consult with a professional that can help working with you and your son. I wish you the best of luck.