Jenn is one of my favorite contributors, and I am in absolute Awe of her daughter, Emelie. Well, a few days ago, Jenn and I were talking about Cassius’s extreme anxiety right now, and different medication options. I told her that Cassius is very nervous and does not — under any circumstances — want to consider taking any medicines at all. They make him really nervous. This is Em’s response to Cassius, which I so deeply appreciate and can NOT wait to read to Cassius (when I pick him up from therapy in a couple of hours!).
Emelie, and her Mama, are some of my favorite people that I have met through the online autism blogosphere. To get to know more about them, you have GOT to check out their blog — they are the BEST EVER!
I sometimes get asked about Em’s thoughts on taking medicines. I’ve fielded that question so often, I decided tonight’s blog is from Em. We wrote this up to tell you her thoughts on the subject.
I don’t really remember life without taking my meds. But I can tell you what it’s like when I am off them. I feel off. I’m hyper to the point it bothers me. I feel weird and the sensory issues bother me a lot. I’m really unfocused and I know I struggle with sleep on my meds but not as much when I’m not them. I really struggle to get good sleep if I can sleep.
I do remember though talking about me taking meds when I was younger. I didn’t want to take them. I cried a lot. I begged my parents to not give me the meds. In the end though…
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