Medications

I am trying to find if there are any medications for kids with SPD. My daughter has SPD. This affects her tactile system. Getting dressed has been a nightmare. She takes addreall for add, but I have found a few resources where kids have been given a mild antidepressant. This has helped take the "edge" off.


My daughter is very bright but I am worried about her. She is 10 and is realizing that she is "different". She is beginning to make statements like:" I am tired of dealing with my skin". We have started OT one time per week. Any comments would be appreciated.

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Aug 20, 2015
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Medications
by: Anonymous

Hello there,

Our rock star kiddos are superheroes and show us a different light of life.

Our experience with medicine is the side effects outweigh any positive.

Medicines destroy any good nutritional value we carry in our bodies. We use raw natural foods as our medicine for our rock star SPD kiddo which is producing great results for the brain & body to connect without side effects.

The body is already full of toxins so good food will help detox and heal.

This combination with daily activity produces more progress in functioning than being dizzy, sleepy or in a zombie mode that we've seen first hand in medicines approach.

Mar 03, 2012
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Prozac (10mg) takes the edge off
by: Janice

My daughter was (finally) diagnosed in the mid 1990's when she was almost eight. By then her sensory issues were quite profound, especially tactile and vestibular. She could hardly tolerate clothing touching her skin -- I'd dress her cotton dresses and rain boots, both two sizes too big, to go to school I couldn't even get a comb through her hair w/o a meltdown. Following diagnosis, we immediately began OT. Also, under the guidance of a behavioral pediatrician, we began her on a minuscule dose (5 mg) of liquid prozac, which helped take the edge off. I tested her off the prozac ~ every other summer, and each time her tactile sensitivity would begin to sharpen again, so she would resume the med. As she grew, her dosage was increased to a 10mg capsule, which is what she takes today. I'm happy to report that she graduated from OT in the fifth grade, and replaced it with Dance as an extracurricular activity in the 7th grade. By high school, she was on the dance team and loving life -- complete with tights, leotards, scratchy tutus, hair slicked back in a tight bun -- all the things that would have been impossible just a few years earlier. She's in college now, and will test off of the prozac this summer. Hope the info helps. Best of luck to you -- hang in there! =)

Jan 17, 2011
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Attend for SPD?
by: Anonymous

My son was diagnosed with SPD a year ago. He is in kindergarten. He is very bright and great at getting his school work done. He also has great fine motor skills.

His main problem is "listening" when the teacher gives him a command and talking out.

He has made great stride though therapy and is also taking a homeopathic supplement called ATTEND.

Any advice on the listening problem?

Aug 03, 2010
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Medication for SPD
by: Anonymous

My son is now 8 and this all started with him at 4. To be honest, I thought it was my poor parenting skills and came to find out when he was almost 7 that it was sensory processing issue. He was placed on abilify and within a week he was a different child. I went from phone calls everyday from school regarding his bad choices to "where is Noah" from school officials. They did not believe that the same child that walked back into school in September was the same child that left in June for the summer. Grades went up, behavior was a HUGE improvement, friends were calling all the time to play, and he was much happier. One side effect I did see was weight gain. My son went from 48 pounds in April 2009 to 68 pounds in July 2010. We are weening him off of it right now and moving to Intuniv. This seems to be working as well.

Mar 04, 2010
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by: Anonymous

My son is 2 and has SPD and was recently prescribed a small dose of Celexa. It has worked wonders. On the medication, he seems like a normal little fun loving boy. Without it he becomes so easily frustrated and prone to melt downs. I would definitely recommend trying it.

May 20, 2009
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been there
by: Mikki

It will get better. I promise. My daughter is now 14. She has ADHD and was diagnosed with SPD in the 3rd grade. Hers is tactile and auditory. Clothes have always been a huge issue for her.

Problem-Nothing could be lose around the waist. It had to be cinched tightly with a belt. But that caused problems because she couldn't stand the feeling of the cloth bunching up under the belt.

Solution-Pants with internal elastics to tighten them.

Problem-Floppy socks
Solution-I bought her a size smaller than she wears

Problem-fixating on having sneakers the exact same tightness
Solution-I bought slip-on sneakers.

As she has gotten older and had 3 years of OT, thing have gotten a lot better. She still has minor clothing issues and freaks if someone make sharp, loud noises, but compared to how she was....I will take it. She can deal with things much better now.

Be patient, give the OT time to work. Ask her what helps her calm down and use it when she starts to freak out. With my daughter is was giving her a big squeezing hug and letting her do the same in return. This centers her when she hits melt-down.

Good luck.

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