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Re: Some articles *trigger* Cairo

Posted by fairywings on April 2, 2006, at 18:22:44

In reply to Re: Some articles fairywings, posted by Cairo on April 2, 2006, at 16:05:22

Hi Cairo,

> We consulted a specialist at U of Pa who suggested the Seroquel augmentation.

*Good you found someone you trust, I think that's the biggest thing. Sorry the stimulants were a bust....I know about the Strattera, I had depression with it too. bleh.
> it has been really weight neutral for her. She does have fatigue in the afternoon, but I honestly think it's due to a hypoactive HPA axis, just like me. I just wonder if using stimulants all those years contributed to this.

*Glad it's weight neutral for her, it's hard enough to be in high school w/o worrying about weight gain. I was on tricyclics in hs and gained. I had anorexia and bullimia at the time, and really suffered on them, not to mention they didn't help me. I don't know anything about the hypoactive HPA axis, but I've seen your posts on it b4. Will have to go back and read them.
> She has myofascial pain and needs to be careful of overusing her muscles, but she does OK.

*I hear you on this....I have this too in my hip area - and I run, so it makes for some painful days. Have you tried trigger point massage? It's been more helpful than anything I've tried.

But don't bother with any of the merchandise - a good hard ball of the right size works wonders(over your clothes so you can rub w/o sticking) . Or around the muscles in the spine use a much softer ball - tennis or something.

> We have her privately tutored by an LD teacher along with another LD teen. This has been a godsend in terms of her academics. She has quite significant learning disabilities with her ADHD as well as an auditory processing disorder, but she's doing great. Would not make it in a regular classroom, but she's getting what she needs.

*That's so awesome that you found such a great tutor for your daughter. We've had wonderful teachers and our OT was really good. It takes some trial and error, doesn't it? Our older children all have CAPD and ADHD. I'm not sure if it made a difference, or if it was just milder for the older ones, but I homeschooled them until middle school, and they never needed any intervention. And I'm sure it wasn't school per se, but the distractions and hectic environment of an open classroom environment didn't help our oldest son. He went to school right from K and needed private OT as well as various therapies for the CAPD. Once we decided to go ahead and try the medication route he's done great - no additional help needed. It's been such a relief - and he's happy in school. Thank goodness!
> Have you ever heard of Fast ForWord (FFW) and Interactive Metronome (IM) for processing disorders?

*I have heard of IM, but none of our kids had LD's as far as subject matter goes - just major attentional problems. I think our older son might have struggled a lot more if we hadn't been alerted to the CAPD and ADHD when he was still really young though. I was in denial for 4 years, but it's worked out.

> If you don't already know about it, check out Go to the "LD in depth" on the main page upper bar, and click on whatever interests you for good info on LD issues, including processing and language. The forums are good there, too.

Thanks Cairo, I'll check it out! Thanks for all the info! Good luck to you and your daughter.




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