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10 yr old Aspie son and MEDS!
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An_253048 posted:
My son was diagnosed at age 5 with Asperger. He's been a variety of different meds. Presently on lexapro, concerta and intuniv. We are having behavioral issues (anger management). We have ABA out weekly to work on social skills and self control, sees a counselor too. But, just feel he needs more. So last week we tried Abilify...ended up in ER because of neck movement and face movements he wasn't in control of. So, now dr is suggesting respirdal. The side effects I read are freaking me out. He could use to gain some weight, but the bed wetting, ticks, breast development, etc are all scaring me. He took one dose last night and already is complaining of being thirsty (another side effect).

I would appreciate your opinions and experiences. The other med he said we could try was lithium.

Ugh, why is this so hard!?!?!?
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