Medication… it’s a wonderful thing! It helps a variety of different illnesses, infections and symptoms. But medication for Autism? Is it even a thing! Which yesterday I learned it is!
I’ve been on medication daily for the past 2 years. Antidepressants they call them. There’s a massive stigma around them in today society, over the past 3 weeks I took a really bad turn with my Mental Health I just wasn’t getting what I needed from the medication. I wasn’t sleeping and my mood is very erratic even off medication my erratic moods are worse! But this medication I had been on for a month and a half was making it all worse.
Quick call to my Psychiatrist and I was taken straight off and put on a medication Break but even that made matters hell! Monday came and I was put on chlorpromazine 25mg X2 daily. It’s a Anti-psychotic, suppose to help with anxiety,agitation, and sleep in my situation. When looking at the sheet to learn more about the medication I found that autism was a reason to use the medication! I had to double check as I never knew this was a thing!
Medication for autism! There’s a lot of medication out there depending on age to help manage traits relating to autism such as anxiousness or sleep issues, but I never knew this as such a strong medication they are to be used for autism.
Medication isn’t a cure in these circumstances. I think a lot of people think if you take medication it takes everything away. It doesn’t. It puts in half the work and you need to put the other half In, it takes the edge off everything makes you more relaxed in order for you to co-operate with your professionals to get you more stable.
Without these medications we wouldn’t be here today!