Rosella - posted on 10/04/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son was just diagnoised with Aspergers and he is 8 years old he is heavy and they prescribed 1mg of Tenex. I did not want to use medication as treatment. I just want help and advice and support for him at school and home. My son does not sleep well he moans and tosses and turns and he talks in his sleep, if he is not doing that he cries. He has had night terrors since he was young although now he only has one or two through out the year. I am scared as I read that the medication can cause low blood pressure. I have been trying to get help from doctors and school dictrict since he was 3yrs. old the only help I got was a mental health counslor through Kaiser Permentae and then speech therapy through school. I want support for him and for his siblings and his father and I. I don't feel that medication is the right answer and I am wondering if I am doing the right thing by allowing the doctor to prescribe him Tenex. Am I doing the right thing. The doctor wrote a note to his school asking them to do what I have been asking all along but it took me having an emotional breakdown for someone to listen to me. I don't want disability check, I don't want drugs for him I want support for him and for his siblings to understand that it is not his fault how he responds and reacts sometimes and why he does things the way he does them. I want support for myself and my husband so we know how to best support him and his siblings. I feel lost!