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My autistic niece

was just having a fit where she was crying and trying to bite herself. I had to help my dad hold her arms and head so she couldn’t. It was intense. She is very strong.

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What age is she ?

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Like 12 I think.

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Oooh, that’s a bad meltdown.

:frowning:

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I’m sorry @Bowens
My nephew has mild autism and he goes into these rages when things don’t go his way.

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I have meltdowns too :frowning:

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I hope she feels calmer soon.

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She seems ok now. Not sure what set her off. It lasted a good 10 mins I’d say…it was a long 10 mins lol

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That’s good to hear.

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Glad she’s doing better.

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Do they have meds for autism like sz?

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i don’t think so… they never gave me something for my autism directly… i think the meds i take help me for the autism too though… but i’m not sure about it

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I don’t know. She takes birth control pills I think. But I don’t really know why.

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Let me ask. 15151

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Medication Treatment for Autism | NICHD - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Ok so antipsychotics are used to help autism.

@firemonkey

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That’s interesting. Thanks @firemonkey

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My dad says they recently put her on Venlafaxine…or something like that. we think it is a mood stabalizer.

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i wish they had a cure for autism and sz

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https://www.jneuropsychiatry.org/peer-review/low-doses-of-venlafaxine-in-a-young-man-with-asd-and-behavioral-disorders-a-case-report.html

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