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Prozac

Prozac

My daughter is 11 and her SIB’s and maladaptive behaviors’ are increasing!! She is definitely going through puberty 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ We are about to start a low dose of Prozac bc Medical Marijuana is not an option in my state which sucks because THC did amazing when tried once with an edible!! I would prefer this over any other prescribed drugs!! If it is legal in your state I highly recommend getting on it!! Please anyone give me feed back on Prozac!! She is also EXTREMELY OCD and SEVERE… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Prozac another name for that I got told is floxatine . I had same extreme ocd and sever anxiety . Didn't get diagnosed back then but round 16 after secondary school . Your daughter is younger maybe… read more

posted about 3 years ago

I Am Considering A Low Dose Of Prozac For Laurel Due To Incereased Ocd Behaviors And Rages. What Is Your Experience?

I Am Considering A Low Dose Of Prozac For Laurel Due To Incereased Ocd Behaviors And Rages. What Is Your Experience?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter became manic on Prozac so we needed to try something else. Also it worsened her tics. The GP wasn't able to suggest an alternative(not his area of expertise) so we had to wait for Psych… read more

posted almost 6 years ago

Prozac For A 5 Year Old?

Prozac For A 5 Year Old?

My son's Doctor prescribed for him, Prozac (1 tsp/night) to make him tired and sleep through the night (sleep disorder). It would also calm him during the day. What do you know about giving a 5 year old Prozac?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We use melatonin (available over the counter in the US) for a sleep aide for our insomniac. Prozac has been in her cocktail for way too long, and getting off of it has proven to be damn near… read more

edited, originally posted over 9 years ago

What Are The Most Effective Medications For Asperger's And Social Anxiety Disorder?

What Are The Most Effective Medications For Asperger's And Social Anxiety Disorder?

My son is 19 years old. He has been diagnosed with Asperger's and Social Anxiety Disorder. From your personal experience, what medications worked the best? I was thinking maybe Xanax for anxiety and maybe Prozac?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter is on an anti-anxiety med along with cbt; she has tried to get off it many times and has made her peace with it that she will probably be on it for always. Her dad has an anxiety disorder… read more

posted almost 7 years ago

Prozac

Prozac

Would anyone be willing to share their experiences with using prozac for anxiety with their autistic child. My son is 9 and moderately functional, verbal, but has a great deal of anxiety about going to school. Or separating from us (his parents) for activities.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Prozac works for anxiety but I would trust your doctor's opinion. It takes about six weeks to kick in, and it doesn't work for everyone so he may need to try different antidepressants.

posted almost 6 years ago

How Did Your Child Respond To Prozac?

How Did Your Child Respond To Prozac?

My 8 year old, who has beend diagnosed with PDD-NOW, is on Prozac for anxiety. She started on the lowest dose a month ago. We noticed no change in her behavior, except that she was more irritable. Last week, we upped the dose. She seems even more irritable and today screamed, I'm going to kill myself. I'm not sure that it was a serious threat and maybe just was the worst thing she could think of to scream to show her displeasure. I'm wondering if other children on Prozac have become… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter had a very similar experience with Prozac, I was very worried and stopped. We are still work on the right meds but Prozac is definitely not it

edited, originally posted about 7 years ago

Does Anyone Know What The Side Effects Of Prozac Are Given To A 13 Year Old Boy With PDD?

Does Anyone Know What The Side Effects Of Prozac Are Given To A 13 Year Old Boy With PDD?

My 13 year old has PDD,nos. He was put on Prozac (generic) about 2 months ago. He has been taking it for anxiety which has cleared up. In the meantime he is regressing in other ways. He fights everything we ask, becoming more disrespectful, more childish, very hyper especially at night. He seems to be getting worst and worst where we don't even want to be with him because we don't know what to expect. Has anyone else experienced this with their child? Help! I honestly don't know what to do… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Just as an FYI I am not a doctor but I can tell you it is important to be consist and with your med times because lets say you gave your child a dose before bed and then did it again early in the day… read more

posted about 8 years ago

Urinary Trouble On Prozac?

Urinary Trouble On Prozac?

Anyone’s kids have trouble with increasing frequency and trouble emptying bladder on Prozac. The med has made my kid less irritated but the need to go to the bathroom every 10 min and leaking afterwards isn’t worth it I don’t think. He’s never had urinary issues before. It’s listed as a side effect but the docs say it’s probably constipation ( but his not). Anyone have thoughts advice?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you!

posted over 3 years ago

Preschool But Now What?!

Preschool But Now What?!

Now that my son has started Preschool. Im now at a place of what should I do next. My gut tells me to find him a Speech therapist and O/T. Bc he was doing so good with EI services he got(1hr a wk). Even though his school does provide him with S/T n O/T but for couple of minutes since its only 2.5 hrs.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My husband and I were both strongly against the use of Prozac with children. Our son was 5, almost 6. We turned down our son's doctor who wanted to start him on it for behaviors, not through the… read more

edited, originally posted almost 9 years ago