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|Mon, 04-21-2003 - 10:35am|
The nail picking has stopped unless he gets nervous, or upset,or if he gets in trouble. EX. last night we had a bad storm blow through and and it had him really nervous,we had to finally put golves on him to get him to stop picking and told him to play with a string that I had attached to the glove. This worked until he went to bed and some time during the night he must have taken the gloves off in his sleep and picked his fingers in his sleep! This norning he did not even realize he had done it. I feel so sorry for him, I dont know what else to do and I feel like other people look at me like I am making up excuses when his hands look like that, or he is bouncing off the walls, or falling asleep at school because he doesnt sleep at night. The looks that some people give are awfull, like its my fault and I am a horrible parent.
I know that my case is not as extreme as some, I just am so frustrated and I fell like I should be doing more, but I dont know what.
We start Straterra today, I hope we see results soon. Our ped said that he should sleep better with this and it should not cause anxiety, howeverif his anxiety continues we will need to see a child phycologist. Do they really help, and what do they do that the Ped. cant do for children? How do meetings typically go?
Anxiety runs heavily on my moms side of the family and VERY HEAVILY on my husbands,just about every mood disorder you can imagine is in my husbands family. Depression, pschysophrenia(SP?), bi polar, etc. My hubby has anxiety and is on meds to regulate his seretonin levels because of depression. DH father is bi-polar (dx) so I will not be surprized if we do need to go this route. I was just surprized that they can send a child so young to a pschologist.
Any input would be wonderful and very appreciated. It has been 6 months since the dx and I am still overwhelmed, given our family history(especially on the dh side) I have to wonder where this is going to take us.
Sorry this is so long, thanks for listening.