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Dec 20, 2014 in the Multiple Sclerosis Community - 7
Hi Alex, yes he did do a neurological exam the first time that showed I have a little bit less sensations to pain in my right side. That's about it. After this exam, I left scared because he had told me I had paresthesia due to brain or spinal problems. He changed tune after looking at the reports from my old MRIs. I do remember seeing an episode of &...
Dec 20, 2014 in the Multiple Sclerosis Community - 7
I am quite frustrated: I have had weird neurological symptoms since having a D&C 6 years ago and no diagnosis. A couple of months after the D&C I started having numbness/pain/cold feeling in my right hand and right ankle. This has been my background since then with "flares-up" here and there when the symptoms are even worse. A month ago I wa...
Jul 08, 2014 in the Autism Community - 5
You have autism or Asperger? Big difference (to me and to the US society for Autism and Asperger). I have Asperger, my son as well, my father very certainly too and I suspect quite a few uncles and one aunt on this side of my family also have Asperger. Asperger is very much a hereditary condition, I'd say about 1/3 of my uncles/aunts (grand total of 11 s...
Jun 25, 2014 in the Autism Community - 3
As an Asperger person and a big animal lover (like most Aspies), I am horrified that a kid would try to kill a pet. I think there may be much more than his autism to explain this behavior, I would bring him to a psychologist to discuss this episode. In the meantime, make sure he stays away from pets at all times!
Jun 25, 2014 in the Asperger's Syndrome Community - 2
Well, I have no idea as 99.9% of the general population has no clue what Asperger really is about. Yes a former colleague called me weird years ago and I am sure a bunch of other people also thought I was weird, they were simply to polite to tell me so. And as older adult with Asperger, well I have learned to mimic NTs on some levels - we are forced to do ...
May 10, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 21
Your grandson could definitively be on the spectrum, several signs are pointing to it. My son is Asperger - and so am I. When my son was diagnosed, very young, the psy had told us: we may need to put him on an antidepressant around 6-7 if he has too much anxiety but absolutely no ADHD medication for an Asperger child. Which is why I warned you to be careful w...
May 08, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 7
I would seriously discuss autism spectrum with his pediatrician.
May 08, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 21
Rather than putting him on a ADHD medication, I would suggest discussing an antidepressant with his doctor. You say he never has joy at all, that sounds like depression to me.
May 01, 2014 in the Autism Community - 2
Your pediatrician shpuld be able to refer you to a state psychologist specialized in evaluating kids on the spectrum.