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Tue 9 Jun 2009 4:19pm


My son is 14 and has quite recently began to flee (very quickly) if he gets anxious or can not get his own way.  He has got himself in to a couple of very dangerous situations and also nearly been run over a few times.  His school have said they can no longer take him out because of this.  His consultant has suggested Risperidone to help reduce his anxiety.  I just wondered what people knew of this drug, their experiences (good and bad), side effects or whether there is something else which may be better. 

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Steve McGuinness


Tue 17 Mar 2009 3:23pm
Hello Eveyone,

Dr. Karl Reichelt found elevated peptides in the urine of autistic patients and Christopher Gillberg found high amounts of similar "endorphin like substances" in the cerebro-spinal fluid of those with autistm. There are infact two commonly known proteins capable of having this effect are gluten and casein.

What is gluten .......gluten is a protein which is found in the grass family. as such it includes wheat, barley, oats and rye.
'Autism is not a tragedy, Ignorance is the real tragedy' 'Just as the rainbow has its spectrum so too has Autism.....welcome to the colour-se7en.
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Fri 13 Mar 2009 9:46am
Hi, my 9 year old daughter who is high functioning autism has walked on her tiptoes since she learned to walk.  Has anyone else ever experianced this?  She looks like a little ballet dancer
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Carole Rutherford

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Your experience

Thu 12 Mar 2009 10:07am

Quite a few people have spoken about specific medical or health problems their child suffers from. It would be great if you could tell us more about these individual issues - what problems arose? How did you cope with them? What support did you get and how did your child manage? Hopefully this will help other parents in a similar situation and allow you to share information and resources.

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