My daughter isn't on any meds but I am. I take zoloft which I think is a lifesaver. No side effects that I'm aware of and I can really feel a difference. I would not let them give him paxil though. I've never met anyone who has had a good experience with paxil.
Thanks for the advise, I will keep that in mind.
Hi Deb, my little girl is a 16yo Aspie and she has been on different drugs for the last 8 yrs. We through trial and error finally have her on a great combination for her. She takes Adderall 20mgs, and Strattera 40mgs in the am. These help her to focus on what the task is at the moment, otherwise she is doing 40 things at once in her mind. She takes seroquel 200mgs at night for anxiety. (night because it makes her very sleepy). She gets very agitated and aggravated and nervous with out her meds for the anxiety. It helps her in the area of all the sensory areas as well, like the way clothes feel on her skin or how the school smells to her, or how she can't tolerate the white noise of anywhere. Before this cocktail of meds our life was a total mess. I wanted to jump off of a bridge. LOL
We are starting the diagnosing process for my husband. No doc has called him an Aspie yet but the school of hard knocks I graduated from tells me he is 100%. I am excited to get him on some meds that will help improve his life as much as they have my daughter's life. Some folks are totally against drug therapy and that is their right but I'm here to tell you if not for the meds my daughter wouldn't be as independent as she has become and I wouldn't be alive. Yes it can get that stressful people.
My daughter didn't want to take meds at first but quickly realized how much better her life is on the meds. She tells all her therapy mates to consider them, because of how much better her life is. That is how I back up my theory that they know they are not neurotypical because my daughter knows how much better the meds have made her life.
Thanks for the info rettuq, I am for the drugs if they will help him which I think they will. He does not want to take anything but I am going really try and make him to this as till we find the right thing for him as I think in the end he will thank me. I hope anyway.
Not sure how bad your son's Aspergers is, maybe not so very bad as he was diagnosed with 14 and not before.
Omega 3,6,9 oil helped me a lot, I'm so much calmer and levelheaded... He might need stronger meds, but maybe try the oil first?? It's natural and might help him 'out of his shell'. I also take Vitamin B6 and E and it simply makes me feel better.
Also, he might feel better about taking natural stuff, because it isn't medication as such. Aspergers after all is not an illness one can medicate away, it's a different way of seeing things - for some more different than for others.
It must be very scary being 14 and just diagnosed with Aspergers.
All the best,