I’m not just feeling bitter over the fact that we still have a MOUNTAIN in our front yard from the last two storms, though that doesn’t help my mental status. I need to see some green grass soon, dammit! Anyway.
The real issue here is that between winter break and the 3 snowdays and MLK day and my trip we have not been able to get back into our school routine and it is wearing Monkey down. He is having a really hard time transitioning to school again and it had been going so well all fall. Also, he fell asleep for an hour and a half during the schoolday this week.
We saw the developmental pediatrician recently for 3 month meds visit and based on our reports he said it sounds like Monkey’s anxiety is really ramping up right now. He said this sort of thing tends to happen in cycles but he agrees with us that it’s time to treat it…now we just have to figure out how to treat it.
5 thoughts on “Another @%#^ing snowday.”
We see Dr. Nasir and he recommended a low dose of Zoloft. Jake’s been on it for a year and it has made a HUGE difference. We have no side effects. At one point when his cerebral edema was bad the neuro-surgeon added Topomax, within a week Jake was agressive so it was discontinued. Jake goes back to see him for follow up Feb 4th.
Poor Monkey, routine changes are rough, first you have the change of daylight savings, thats always a rough week for us, then Christmas break, then snow days..spring is coming!
Dr. Nasir is the man 🙂 He said they generally like to prescribe something that has worked for mom if she has received treatment but nothing I’ve used is appropriate for Monkey…Zoloft was one he suggested trying.
I take Prozac (takes the edge off the stress :),his father takes Celexa so we agreed on Zoloft as being most appropriate for his age with the fewest side effects.
Our boy has been on a 2.5 mg dose of zoloft for several months with no ill effects and a tremendous improvement in language skills and anxiety reduction. I’m really thrilled. zoloft was a med I was on the fence about at first… No more!