Not sure how to feel......Long

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Not sure how to feel......Long
Wed, 02-11-2004 - 2:39pm
My son is 10 yrs old and has been having different things happen ever since the 3rd grade. First he started having facial tics then they went away and then he had a germ fear now that has subsided and now everytime my husband puts him to bed at night he will say he did something that he didn't. for example I stole something from a store or he stole papers out his friends backpack. I know it's untrue because I am with him at the stores he said he stole from and he is right beside me all the time. Just this morning I asked my husband if he is still saying things at night and he said that lately he has been talking about killing. He say he thinks about killing me his mom, his family and his friends then after he says it he will say because I am thinking that will I die? He says will I die after he says anything to his dad. It's like he feels like if he doesn't tell us what he thinks he will die since they are bad things. He is seeing a Psychiatrist and a counselor and they say it's no big deal. In 3rd grade he was yelled at by the teacher alot for no reason that is another story in itself to explain. Now if I read this I would think this kid is violent and is not a nice kid but He is and thats the problem other then this thing he does at night he is a normal child. Everyone at school says he is so polite and is doing great in school. He has alot of friends does not have a temper at all. Is just normal to me. That is why this drives me crazy about this thing he does at night. The docs have him on prozac and he's been taking it for 2 months now. I have not seen any difference in him at all. Does anyone on here have any similar problem like this? I just don't know what to think or do.
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Wed, 02-11-2004 - 4:10pm


I've never experienced this myself, but was told that my son used to comment about setting the house on fire (this was before he lived with us).

Sherrie Rainbow

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Wed, 02-11-2004 - 4:37pm
Thanks for the hugs, Sherrie. I am going to talk to the Psychiatrist and the counselor at our next appt. I have experienced depression before and have been on meds so I know some of what he went through with the germ thing and the thoughts he has I have had some but not about killing or thinking I did something but I didn't. I just asked him about the killing thing and he said he saw a fake gun over at his friends house and so he thinks he killed us and we were replaced by robots. I asked him if he thinks I am his real mom and he said no I think I killed her. It is so weird because I have never told him that I had the same thought when I was 8 about the robot but the reason I had it was because my dad started sexually abusing me and I thought someone kidnapped him and replaced him with a robot. I just get irritated dealing with counselors because I dealt with alot of them and they just automatically diagnose depression or bi polar or something similar. They diagnosed my son with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder but just a minimal case of it. Well thanks again for the hugs.


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Fri, 02-13-2004 - 3:09pm


I agree that it does sound like a sort of depression. I am on medications for depression and I know that when my depression was bad it was worse at night when I was alone. Perhaps in anticipation of being alone your sons depression is worse at bedtime. I hope you can find out what is wrong and make him feel better and yourself as well.



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Sat, 02-14-2004 - 3:22pm
{{{Roxanne}}} ITA with Sherrie, but wanted to post to add more hugs and another welcome. I'm glad you've found our board. Please let us know what more you learn from talking to the counselors. Hang in there and stick around with us!


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