Meds can cause stress

Meds are sometimes part of Life with Autism.

Children get medicated for different things, and autistic children’s unique brain-wiring can present complications.

For example, a sedative meant to be of use before an MRI might work – for ten seconds. And then the child is up and annoyed and cranky, but not in the least sedated.   This has been documented.

Sometimes, medications meant to calm, do not. Sometimes, they agitate.  Trial and error is necessary and change is not a lovely thing in the life of an autistic individual.  Change can be threatening.  Messing with someone’s biochemistry can be, too.

So here, we try to keep things on an even keel. When the pharmacy did not fill our prescription (and failed to call us to inform us as to the reason, leaving us no recourse but to do without for a weekend), we continued to give our son applesauce at the prescribed times, sans meds. Because to do otherwise would have messed up the routine.

Now, having
spoken with the pharmacist, I understand his position better and this calms me.  I am glad to have the meds back in my hands again.

And the applesauce will again be dosed.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day.



  1. bebeccalee · April 16, 2012

    Oy, I am sorry for that stress! I’m glad it’s all worked out now though. ❤

    • Sandi · April 16, 2012

      Me. Too. Gads. What a weekend. I wish we could go get a mani-pedi, you and me. LOL Make it a big Edge Girl Pampering Weekend. 🙂

      Thank you for reading and your awesomeness.

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