Friday, May 20, 2011

Let's Step Back

Stepping back on medication for us is being off ADHD medication.  Today we are starting  Detox supplements for our son.  He has never responded well to any of many medications. All of which have side effects such as weight gain, loss of appetite, eating non stop, craving sweets, constipation, ect...
Our hope that the Amino-D-Tox and Milk Thistle by Design for Life, will cleanse his system which will enable him to respond to medications as needed to make his quality of life better..  This was ordered by his mental health physician for 30 days.
So far he is louder and more hyped, which is normal for him w/o a ADHD med.  He is able to sleep with the clonodine which is helping all of our moods.
This is the next step of our journey, one that was missed because of his lack of cooperation.  We found Dr. Charles Parker at corepsychblog who has taken a real interest in him.  He is working on his total health his bowel issues and brain issues.
We were told by our developmental pediatrician that Aspergers was the best diagnosis at age 5 but a psychiatrist would come up with 12 different labels. Since that time he was right, he has been given many labels.  He had early intervention with many hours of individual, group, speech, OT and an IEP through 3rd grade.  At that time we decided that an individual education plan should be supplemented individually. That is why we home school.  He can learn where he is on different levels.  We are getting ready for the testing required by the state.  Has he progressed, yes but will a test show this?

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