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Thu, 08-26-2010 - 8:44pm

Hi. I'm new here. My six-year-old son was just diagnosed with PDD-NOS and I'm trying to get as much information/support as I can. His father and I are separated and he tends to be in denial about these sorts of things, so I sort of feel like I'm on my own.

My son, Stephen, was a very difficult baby, screaming almost non-stop. It was so bad, I needed a vacation when he was around 1 month old or else I was going to go off the deep end, lol. He had a lot of hitting behaviors and other behavioral issues (which I was usually blamed for). He has been on melatonin for sleep since the age of 10 months, and it really helps him (before that, if he slept 2 hours in a row, it was a big deal). He had some issues with gluten and casein (which seem to have resolved) and has sensory sensitivities. I'm sure there's more, but I don't want to bore anyone, lol.

I look forward to reading about other people's triumphs and tribulations.

Rachel

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Thu, 08-26-2010 - 9:47pm

Welcome to the board!

Where you posted is just fine. We tend not to use the lower boards too much, we recommend that newcomers post in this section because of that.

Graham was a really intense baby too. I had a postpartum depression, somewhat because of his screaming and neediness, I believe. Raising a kid on the spectrum is quite the journey but you've found some caring companions by coming here. The ladies are a great resource and have good ears when you need to vent.

So kick back and make yourself at home. Post as much or as little as you like. And there is no limit on questions here, no such thing as a dumb one either.

Glad you found us.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Thu, 08-26-2010 - 8:47pm
I think I posted this in the wrong place. If it can be moved, that's fine with me. I apologize.