I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. Ps. 37:25

Tardive dyskinesia   Leave a comment

Chris had some strange symptoms at school that developed yesterday with fast blinking eyes, extremely frequent vocalizations, staring upwards, etc., that were very concerning to them that he was having bad reactions to his new med serequal. We took him to the pediatrician yesterday and he was prescribed benedryl to counteract any side effects of the med, and then today we took him to the neurologist who advised us to go off the med gradually and gave us a schedule for that.

We have been reading about tardive dyskinesia – a particularly troubling article is http://www.breggin.com/neuroleptics.html . This article involves schizophrenia and not autism, but it was concerning nonetheless. A more middle of the road article is http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/tardive_doc.htm . I feel we’re going to try Christopher med-free for a while and perhaps try some nutritional avenues to help him as much as possible. We have been wanting to do this for a while, actually, but we were at the same time afraid to take him off his resperdol (which he is now off of and is taking seroquel in its place).

So, this detox is the next step. He will be home, most likely, for a few weeks, and it may be a rough time. We would appreciate your prayers. I will update.

AIM: dorifam

Artist Lyrics: Australia Hillsongs
Song Lyrics: All Things Are Possible
Album Lyrics:

Almighty God my redeemer
My hiding place my safe refuge, no other name like Jesus
No power can stand against You.

My feet are planted on this rock
And I will not be shaken
My hope it comes from You alone
My Lord and my salvation

Your praise is always on my lips
Your word is living in my heart
And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You Lord

You fill my life with greater joy
Yes I delight myself in You
And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You, Lord

When I am weak, you make me strong
When I’m poor, I know I’m rich for in the power of Your name
All things are possible
All things are possible
All things are possible
All things are possible

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Posted March 31, 2004 by criscollrj in autism, deafness, God, medications

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