Zoloft for anxiety for my 7yr old

Sharad - posted on 07/16/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My pediatrician prescribed Zoloft for my 7yr old kid who is suffering from major anxiety ,his worries n fears are endless and is struggling with a lot of challenges, its been 2 days so far hence only 2 doses of 25mg n so far I see no negative affe ts ,however putting my kid into such medication at such early age is ripping me apart ,my younger son is autistic but no meds yet only therapies , life is getting too tough n I have to trust d doc finally abt such meds .

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Sharad - posted on 07/16/2015

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Thanks for yr advice I'm keepg a very close eye on every possible thing ,doc said its a trial for only 20days .

MaryAnn - posted on 07/16/2015

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Meds are scary. Dont let your anxious child know that, though. SSRIs take several weeks to be of "full effect", so make sure to keep up with him. Ask him how he is feeling. How his days are going- but keep it casual. It doesnt have to be scary for him.
if he complains about physical things (stomach/poop stuff, head aches, appetite, energy levels) make sure to keep note of that, too. It may affect more than his feelings, mood, anxieties.

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