New here, new dx of AS & overwhelmed!!
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|Wed, 08-13-2003 - 10:18am|
We adopted ds at birth, and he was a high-maintenance baby since day 1. Colicky, milk-intolerent, sleep problems. He was Terrible Two multiplied by 10! Spoke in full sentences by 18 mos., and could put legos together and figure out any childproofing by 2 also. His tantrums and aggressive behavior have been the most challenging. He will spit, kick, throw anything in reach, bite ANYONE when he explodes.
Transitions are difficult, changes just set him off. Some of his weird behaviors are always having things arranged around him. He will watch TV in a chair but has to have a few toys next to him, a box of cereal or snack, a glass of water always put on the corner of the table next to him. At bedtime he has a pile of stuff next to him, and each item has a purpose according to him. I have to say good night to him 3 times as I'm going down the stairs, once at the top, once in the middle and once at the bottom. He knows if I don't do it right and will scream until I do it again.
He reads at (I'm guessing) a 3rd grade level, and has tested in the gifted range. We call him the little entemologist because he knows every insect and bug in our area. He will play for hours with Rescue Heroes, Thomas trains, Playmobil figures making elaborate stories about them, and of course arranging them. His diet consists of carbs with an occasional hot dog, and he craves sugar like an alcoholic (we've caught him eating right out of a bag of sugar quite a few times).
Well, tha'ts my shortened description. Now for a few questions:
- has anyone tried fish oil and what kind of results have you seen?
- anger and explosive behavior are major issues with ds, although I don't see them in the top 5 descriptions of AS, why is this?
-anyone on meds for anxiety? What are they? Our psych suggested SSRIs.
Thanks! Hope to be here more!