Re: Autism and medication
My oldest is PDD NOS, SPD, and Anxiety NOS. He has never been on medication for these diagnosis though he takes a multivitamin and acidophiles. In the past he took magnesium and b12 injections. I did notice a difference with the B12 injections, he went from non-verbal to on target in around 6months with the use of injections but the other supplements never seemed to have any kind of effect (the acidophiles does help with stomach complaints so we all take it). He will take melatonin when he has trouble sleeping. He also has a diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency (pituitary dwarfism) so he takes growth hormone injections for that but those are unrelated to his ASD diagnosis. In March we will be speaking to a developmental behavioral specialist for the first time about medication and really only because of the anxiety.