Kerry - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My aspergers daughter now 14, is having trouble sleeping at night. She has started to 'worry' that everything will "kill' her. She logically knows it wont or the chances are slim, but the worry keeps her awake most of the night. I even tried letting her sleep in my room with me but she still was awake and got up and watched TV most of the night.
Its taken her months to tell me what is going on. She worrys that each mark on her might kill her it might be cancer etc. I tried to give her some panadol to help with sleep but she gagged on it thinking it had stuff in it that would kil her.
Its so hard when she logically knows all that is rubbish, then takes another breath and it catches so then the worry starts again.
Anyone had any sucess with anxiety overload, without using meds?