Natural remedies for k ids with SM

Lerma - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi,

I'd like to know if anyone has tried this all natural, herbal formula to help your child with anxiety issues?

http://www.manataka.org/page956.html#bot...

It's called K-OK Kiddie Calmer. From what I've read about it, it's supposed to help reduce anxiety and stress for those kids who appear frozen in certain situations. My daughter only appears frozen in school situations but she can freely speak at home, neighbors, friends, family, at a restaurant and even to her psychologist she see's 2x a month. What's weird about it is that she freely opens up to my daughter's 1st grade peers but NOT to her 2nd grade peers! It's very bizarre!

Her developmental ped would like for her to start on a small, daily dose of Prozac. I was wondering if this K-OK Kiddie Calmer would work instead.

Any ideas...input please!

Thanks,

Lerma

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Generose - posted on 04/26/2013

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Prozac is not the answer. You have to explore the cause of SM, which is anxiety base, exacerbated by the enviroment the child is exposed to /conditioning not to talk; it is not because she needs the Prozac. Now, that being said, the most effective treatment of all is DESENSITIZATION, HEAVY EXPOSURE TO THE REAL WORLD SITUATIONS WHERE THE CHILD IS ABLE TO MASTER CONFIDENCE, SELF ESTEEM AND COURAGE. ONCE SHE DOES THESE THINGS, THEN TALKING WILL FOLLOW. THE FOCUS HERE SHOULD NEVER BE ON THE TALKING, BUT ALL OF THE ABOVE I MENTIONED. PROZAC MAY MAKE THE CHILD TALK, BUT DOES NOT DECREASE THE ANXIETY. WHAT HAPPENS WITHOUT THE PROZAC? WE NEED SOMETHING OF LASTING VALUE HERE. 917 721 1596

Rossanne - posted on 09/03/2009

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I've tried Baryta Carbonica and Ambrigrisea which are both homeopathic remedies. Both worked like a charm. This was when my son was 4 years old and just getting ready to leave kindy for school.
It's biggest draw back is that is was fast acting but not long lasting. Once the treatment stopped then he started sinking back onto old anxiety issues. Also, because it was so quick to act, his emotions had not had enough time to develop and handle all the sudden "bravery". He became temperamental and moody easily. I had done a one month course for each remedy and then decided it was not the right think for him.

If you would like to try other alternative remedies, consider less invasive energy meridian healing methods such as EFT www.emofree.com. It's been working brilliantly for me and my son. Results are immediate and last.

Let me know if you need more info on this

Becky - posted on 08/18/2009

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Does the psychologist your daughter sees specialize in SM? What is your doctor having you do to prepare fore the start of school?

Lerma - posted on 08/15/2009

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Thanks for your input! We've finally made the decision to start my daughter on Prozac. She just started school this week, but has been on the meds now for about 2 weeks. I haven't seen any improvements yet as she is non-verbal to her teacher and friends. She does laugh out loud, smiles and waves to everyone who says "hi" to her. In class, she sits next to a close friend of hers and is encouraged to use her friend as her '"voice" if she is asked a question. She will also raise her hand and volunteer to solve problems on the white board...but still remains non-verbal. I hope these meds will work. She is taking a half a pill each morning before school. She is still labled as the "girl who can't talk", but I'm hoping that she can muster up some courage and strength and start whispering to her friends or at the least start whispering to her teacher.


Quoting Becky:

I would research very carefully what's in it, just because its herbal doesn't mean its safe, and they aren't tested. We put my daughter on Prozac when she was 6 (now 91/2) it was the best thing we ever did for her. She went from a child in social situations attatched to my leg and frozen, to speaking in most situations(gradually) and turned in to a dare devil. Once she started the med she started swimming, water skiing, horseback riding, barrel racing on the horse, riding snowmobiles, taking dance class, shes not afraid to try anything now. School gradually improves every year. The last 2 years in school the kids have not labeled her as the girl who doesn't talk, they just call her shy now or quiet. Last year she actually wispered a presentation in front of her whole class for the first time.


 

Becky - posted on 08/15/2009

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I would research very carefully what's in it, just because its herbal doesn't mean its safe, and they aren't tested. We put my daughter on Prozac when she was 6 (now 91/2) it was the best thing we ever did for her. She went from a child in social situations attatched to my leg and frozen, to speaking in most situations(gradually) and turned in to a dare devil. Once she started the med she started swimming, water skiing, horseback riding, barrel racing on the horse, riding snowmobiles, taking dance class, shes not afraid to try anything now. School gradually improves every year. The last 2 years in school the kids have not labeled her as the girl who doesn't talk, they just call her shy now or quiet. Last year she actually wispered a presentation in front of her whole class for the first time.

Lori - posted on 06/29/2009

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Never heard of it! Where did you find it? It probably has a combination of herbals in it like St. Johns Wort, Kava, etc. Let me know where you found it so I can take a look. Prozac is the leading drug of choice for SM, but if your kiddo has insomnia, I wouldn't do it. My daughter also is non-verbal at school. She will speak to all immediate family members, but not to grandparents or cousins, etc. She has a few select friends she has spoken to, but not many. Mostly uses text messages and notes!

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