Lexapro for autism

Common Questions and Answers about Lexapro for autism


5757880 tn?1395581622 (1) ADHD (Combined Type), (2) Generalized Anxiety Disorder and (3) R/O of Autism Disorder. Mind you, the doctor cannot test my son for Autism because the medical community in my area still follows the DSM-4 and the school system follows DSM-5, so they informed me to ask the school to test him in his 2nd semester. However, the doctor stated per the information provided, my son is high probability for high-functioning autism.
Avatar m tn As he gets older, he gets worse. We have tried medications like Lexapro, Adderal, etc...it makes him more out of it. ANYONE who can help us...please let me know. His eye contact, concentration, temper, etc...has been just horrible..so upsetting. Is there any Asperger specialist in the NYC area?
Avatar f tn We preceived a custom stroller (wheelchair type) for him last week, because he can only stand/walk for about 20-30 minutes before the pain in his feet is too great and he has to sit. His left foot/ankle are casted to try and get them into a position so he can wear a leg brace. He will have leg braces for both legs made, as soon as the left is in a better position. His neurologist has also prescribed Tylenol with Codeine #4 for my son's pain.
Avatar f tn I apologize for this being so long; however, my son has a complex medical history. My 13 yr old son has developed dystonia, spasticity, and a clubfoot (left) over the past 3 years. He was born premature at 36 weeks, had low blood sugar, and had difficulty with feeding and sleeping. He was very "colicky" until he was 8 1/2 months old, but reached all of his 'physical' milestones timely.
Avatar f tn im 15 and have been have been haveing headaches every day nonstop for the past three-4 years. they have done a spinal tap, m-r-i's, ct scans, they have done trigger point ingections, they have checked my sinuses and have put me on multiple meds. i dont know what to do. now they think i have sleep apnia and are going to do a sleep study...even if i do what will it help finding that out? its not stress and not my sinuses. do any of you know maybe what it is?
Avatar m tn 50 doctor is a younger doctor i may look for old wiser doctor for medications also take prilosec 40 mg daily but that still was not working until i changed my living situation and reduced my daily stress majorly stomach is better now in the morning but due to eating times being a very stressful interaction due to so many people in our home 7 kids from 5 to 16 and four adults. the stress make me sick after eating i suffer from severe anxiety disorder bipolar ADHD depression.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I was on Lexapro for depression/anxiety for a year and half without any side effects. I felt like it was losing it's effect, or it may have that I was experiencing more sadness since my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I tried weaning off of it (I had tried a couple of times before that) and ended up having frequent sad thoughts after the weaning process. My doctor gave me Cymbalta. I loved the way it made me feel (ignoring the 10 pounds I gained and the frequent night drenching/insomnia).
Avatar f tn I also suffer from anxiety. When my husband was deployed to Iraq in the mid-2000s I gave in and took Lexapro for 4 months. I was terrified that it would make me feel like I was in a haze: not myself...but it didn't. It actually woked very well and Ifelt the calmest I have ever felt (I am 44 yrs old). It is not along term solution though, so only take it if you need help to overcome a specific hurdle.....maybe while taking some social skills classes?
Avatar n tn There is a history in the family- his aunt was diagnosed at about 15 and I take Lexapro for GAD. My concern for this is the EXTREME anger he gets when not getting his way or just feeling mad at the world for who know what reason. He also is a problem sleeper. Or should I say no-sleeper. I can't tell you the last time he went to bed with ease and stayed a sleep all night. Oh and the screaming!
Avatar m tn Hi (sorry in advance for the long post), I am a twenty year old male in Las Vegas and have been struggling with mental health problems for my whole life, but only realizing my thoughts were abnormal for the past 2 ½ years. I was first diagnosed as a child with anxiety but we thought nothing of it.
Avatar f tn I have been on Lexapro 30mgs for three years or so. The daytime sleepiness has gotten so bad that I am about to lose my job. I can sleep for days at a time. My psychiatrist suggested I have another sleep study, I had one about a year ago. This time I had/have to stop taking Lexapro for a week. It has been five days. I just found out that my sleep study is postponed for another week. This is very tough. I have been tearing constantly. My head is spinning.
Avatar m tn Hi (sorry in advance for the long post), I am a twenty year old male in Las Vegas and have been struggling with mental health problems for my whole life, but only realizing my thoughts were abnormal for the past 2 ½ years. I was first diagnosed as a child with anxiety but we thought nothing of it.
750716 tn?1263738243 I ran out of my anti-depressant 6 days ago, and decided I wouldn't renew the request for more as I've done almost a week without them. The withdrawal symptoms are absolutely dreadful, there are pages and pages on google about the very subject. I'm not convinced the anti depressant was helping anyway as I'm often having mixed episodes even with a mood stabiliser added in, which is Tegretol.
942898 tn?1246354921 The lexapro is much more for anxiety than depression. And worried is quite correct lexapro takes three weeks to have a decent affect. Librium (chlordiazepoxide) would be much safer than the zanax......you tolerance to zanax way too fast and it doesnt have the life that librium does. have you considered the Amino Acid Protocols? L-Tyrosine should help the energy thing....500 to 2000mg before breakfast. And 5-HTP is good for antidepressant action. And Theanine works like a natural valium.
Avatar m tn OCD, ADHD, ASD. The last is a new one called autism spectrum disorder in the old DSM-IV it would've been called Asperger syndrome. Since the age of 11 they threw SSRIs such as Prozac and benzodiazepines such as clonazepam at me. This was to help call me down but all it ever did was call my body down and my head still would race I ended up on an extremely high dosage of three different types of benzo's. We have kept the Suboxone at 16 mg.
574118 tn?1305138884 Hi comrades in BP During 7 years i was taking AD's (tricyclics[anafranil]) for my OCD until i turned manic 3 years ago thus dx BP. Since then I didn't take MS like everybody else (e.g. lithium, depakote, tegretol, lamnictal,etc...etc...) but my pdoc put me on risperidone 1mg together with my anafranil, but since i turned manic again, so I added seroquel 25mg.
Avatar n tn , I go to church, I'm a good person, I just am NEVER happy and it's a shame because I have soooooo much to be happy for! I feel like my head is ALL OVER THE PLACE, I have been diagnosed with EVERYTHING and have tried all of the meds out there, you name it, i was probably on it...I've tried, Zoloft, Prozax, Topamax, Valium, Lorazapam, Lexapro, Paxil, and much more...nothing seems to work...Now my biggest concern is the memory and the lack of concentration!
196896 tn?1189759421 Helps sometimes just to remember what we would feel like without them. Makes you appreciate them all anew! Probably wouldn't hurt to ask dr for higher dose of Lexapro. Take care. Big squishy hug!!!
457721 tn?1256644398 It's facinating to study. Perhaps you have my autism and a bit of OCD to thank for that, lol.
4205163 tn?1354293660 Also, most labs only show the CDC test criteria for the WB, which was developed for surveillance purposes (sampling). It was designed for minimal false positives without regard to false negatives. Your best bet is to get a Western Blot at IGeneX. They do more advanced testing and find more cases that other labs miss. If you think you might have picked up Lyme in the south, then you are more likely to test false negative at a lab that uses mass produced test kits.
Avatar n tn The phsychiatric dr kind of laughed and said someone should teach him to masterbate and just raised the lexapro meds. It is as if he is trying to cut it off but he also feels pain like I do so I just don't know. I don't want to find him bleeding to death or worse and have considered castration. It is a very serious problem for me. He's low functioning pre-k level and learns in spurts. He has behavior problems without meds and other problems............Down's syndrome, authism.
125112 tn?1217277462 From my understanding hypothyroid can account for only about 20 lbs. So in effect, as in life, a few overzealous ruin if for those that do have true issues.
1683690 tn?1308356992 i bet escitalopram called also lexapro or cipralex for the brand must help, also lamotrigine got some AD properties. Make sure you are not anemic or perhaps your family is so demanding that you feel exhausted.
168348 tn?1379360675 turns out it is severe degenerative arthritis with severe bone deformity as well as a severe tibial tendonitis that cannot be repaired w/o mj surgery for arch reconstruction and tendon reconstruction .... MRI and x-rays' tell no lies. So sometimes go over their head .. I "should have" gone to an orthopedist quite a few mos ago but hindsight is 20/20 ..... I cannot go back but I am very angry as maybe back then I could have had arthroscopic surgery to fix the tendon.
Avatar n tn i was only able to take the lexapro for two weeks, when i stop taking it i felt fine and i know dont take anything. couple of weeks ago i felt anxious and panic again, it does not happen all the time but it does occur. i visited my dr. yesterday and he said to take clonazepam on needed bassis only.
Avatar f tn I have been trying trying to get off Effexor for 3yrs now I have been on 150 milligrams for 5yrs. I am down to 12 and 1/2 milligrams a day and I am still getting sick. I always fill dizzy sick I am not making this up. I fill flueish light headed all the time. Is there any way I ease this filling. If I just stop taking at it at this point will it go away? Or do I have to keep lowering my dosage. I am very patient but this is getting ridiculous. Can anyone help.
183202 tn?1219857259 It caused me to PANIC thinking I was having a heart attack or something, since I didn't know what the heck it was, and it lasted for maybe 1/2 hour to 45 minutes off and on. Well, after that first day I had chest-pain related attacks every day. I was admitted to the ER and ran tons of bloodwork for blood count, thyroid and who knows what else, as well as an EKG and a chest CT which all came back normal.
Avatar f tn Getting the flu shot is the single best way to protect against the flu. It is important for a pregnant woman to receive both the 2009 H1N1 flu shot and the seasonal flu shot. A pregnant woman who gets any type of flu has a greater chance for serious health problems. Compared with people in general who get 2009 H1N1 flu (formerly called “swine flu”), pregnant women with 2009 H1N1 flu are more likely to be admitted to hospitals.
Avatar n tn for about 6 months, I started having difficulty keeping my right eye open and was squinted so badly and holding my eye open to try and drive. I went to several eye specialist and now I have a neurologists who takes care of my migraines but he thinks that have sleep apena.