After the big fail of " Geodon " and "Abilify" we were a little less optimistic of trying any other medicine due bad side effects and little improvement. But tarek was getting more and more distress, more screaming, more OCD episodes, less talking and more and more difficult. So by the advise of his Psychiatrist we tried one more time a new medicine called "BUSPIRONE" that in some cases it was given great results in children with dual diagnoses. BuSpar (buspirone) is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms.
By our surprise Buspar was the medicine that had been changing Tarek life in a positive way. He is taking it in small doses of 10 mg in the morning and 10 mg at dinner time. Lately he is trying to participate in more social activities, less anxious going into small places, doing much better in school ( no complains in 2 months) , a little more verbal, playing again with his toys and lately inviting his Step dad to play with him. he also had been trying new foods and drinks, look less stress and sensory overload, his screaming episodes are less often and short, he smile more and more and the best of all HE SEEMS MORE HAPPY.
It is always difficult try to resolve this puzzle but I can say with Certance that Tarek is doing much better since we start on Buspar and we hope day by day he overcame those fears and his life get easier and happy.
We love Tarek.