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MotownDangerPants
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19 May 2010, 8:06 am

Do you take meds to manage your autism or AS? Do you feel you can function well without them? I'm considering going back on some medication but I really don't want to be back on stimulants and I've had some bad experiences with anti-depressants. Any alternative methods that you all practice?



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19 May 2010, 9:24 am

I am not on any meds



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19 May 2010, 11:57 am

I'm on Zoloft for anxiety, which could be a product of my Asperger's and the way I respond to social situations... I'm on a very low dose but it's working.

by meds for Autism, what exactly do you mean? I don't think there is a way to treat every aspect in which Autism manifests in an individual. Are you talking more co-morbid conditions like Anxiety, Depression and OCD?



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19 May 2010, 12:21 pm

pinkbowtiepumps wrote:
I'm on Zoloft for anxiety, which could be a product of my Asperger's and the way I respond to social situations... I'm on a very low dose but it's working.

by meds for Autism, what exactly do you mean? I don't think there is a way to treat every aspect in which Autism manifests in an individual. Are you talking more co-morbid conditions like Anxiety, Depression and OCD?


Yup, pretty much all of those symptoms. IDK much about how they treat autism, just wanted to make sure everyone felt included lol. I know there is no standard treatment, I've heard of both AD's and stimulants being used for AS. Just depends on the specific issue. I considered Zoloft awhile ago. I had an awful experience with Effexor, still getting over it l guess.



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19 May 2010, 1:02 pm

One med I've been researching is Stablon, which basically accelerates serotonin turnover in the synapse - It enhances serotonin reuptake and also upregulates the production of serotonin.



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19 May 2010, 1:08 pm

I'm on Adderall for focus, and Prozac (low dose) for OCD-like symptoms. Seems to balance out well, and I'm definitely more able to get things done, and I focus less on things like knowing that a new building or a removed tree, or other things whose anxiety could disrupt my day. Things like having to get a new coffee maker would bother me a lot without the Prozac, or when they'd get a new anchor person on the morning news, that would wreck a whole week for me, and I'd have to write about it. Not so much of a problem now.

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19 May 2010, 1:10 pm

kx250rider wrote:
I'm on Adderall for focus, and Prozac (low dose) for OCD-like symptoms. Seems to balance out well, and I'm definitely more able to get things done, and I focus less on things like knowing that a new building is going up that doesn't fit in, or a tree downtown has been removed, or my favorite bank teller is on vacation so I can't do any banking, etc etc. Things like having to get a new coffee maker would bother me a lot without the Prozac, or when they'd get a new anchor person on the morning news, that would wreck a whole week for me, and I'd have to write about it. Not so much of a problem now.

Charles