My son is 91/2 years old and has mild Asperger's Syndrome and OCD. His has been on Zoloft for about 8 mths. It has helped him tremendously in the area of anxiety and panic attacks. I am worried now about some possible side effects. He has started having tics (eye crossing, head movements up and down, flipping his lip with his finger, shoulder shrugging etc.) He has done motor stereotypy since he was 4mnths. old and I know when he is stimming, these look more like tics and he can't seem to control them. He has also developed some occasionl aggressive impulsions toward others when he gets mad and frusterated and some sleep difficulties.
In your opinion, do you feel there are tic side effects from the zoloft and is it worth taking him off the meds if I know the anxiety problems will re-present themselves? I don't know what to do and what is best for him?