Medication

Loriann - posted on 03/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a 6 year old son who has Cerebral Palsy and SPD. He has been kicked out of one school and is in a new school. He is seeing an OT and has a sensory diet in place but is still out of control during school. He hits, kicks and tries to bite. I was just wondering if anyone has tried any medication for a school age child.

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Summer - posted on 09/14/2010

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my son has spd and also adhd yes i have tryed adhd meds and it has seemed to help some with his behavior

Andrea - posted on 08/01/2010

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I have two boys with SPD...one of them is really bad...and doctors do not think he needs meds even though I think he needs to try...one doc is trying to lable him with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder)....I do not think this is accurate..I think he just needs some meds to help him cope...we are in OT and have been since Oct of 2009 and it seems to be working but slowly and I cannot control the changes in our household between doctor apts and work changes and what not...my other SPD kid I do not think he needs meds quite yet...and this is why I am so frustrated but I am glad that there are doctors out there that are familiar with SPD and are willing to work with you...I think I need to do some more research and find someone in our area that knows more about SPD and I can't wait to see if they put SPD in the medical books so our little ones can get more help!!!

Sylvia - posted on 06/04/2010

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yes, to help with the impulsivity. It has helped a great deal. He is able to think most times before he does something. Im not super keen on it but when he told me he felt calmer and asked if this is how other children felt I knew I did the right thing.

Sarah - posted on 05/16/2010

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We just started our 7 year old on anxiety meds but the school is really pushing me to start ADHD meds, but I am not comfortable with starting another before we have even given this one a chance, I really don't want to make him a zombie

Maria - posted on 05/13/2010

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My son is three years old. When first trying medicine we started with small doses and it's taken a while. I didn't want to guinea pig him, but we had no answers and really needed help. He's now on risperdal. He only takes 1 mg daily 1/2 in the am and 1/2 before bed. It has really helped. It's still hard to accept the fact that I have to give my baby boy medication.
We'd tried atarax and tenex to no avail. We're very fortunate to have a great family doctor. He listened and allowed me to give my child very small doses to start with and even made home visits to monitor blood pressure. I had to be in control of dosing him. I wasn't going to let any Dr. tell me how much would work or jump to a heavy med right away. I had to find the time. I work full time and had to take a leave of absence. Even though one feels as if they need immediate answers, patience has been best for us. We've worked through most issues and his current dosage seems to work well. Good Luck!

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2009

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I tried to put my 6 yr old on something over the summer but it just made her much worse more violent and very out of it. Needless to say she was on it for like 6 weeks before I said enough is enough..

Barbara - posted on 03/27/2009

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ADHD is very common in SPD kids.  Is the school providing accomodations and OT at school, though?  Mine found that time to swing and/or jump on a trampoline during the school day helped him to be able to control himself, and we never had to resort to meds.  He now is on an antidepressant because he was having some behavior issues related to depression.  That has helped also.

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