K has had her menses (her period) since July 2015 at the tender age of 10. She had it once, and then periodically has had it in the last few months.
She does not get it consistently becuase of age and being on Risperdal. Risperdal may surpress a female’s menses as a side effect of the medication – just FYI.
K was recently place on birth control in May 2016 at my request. It is a low dosage of estrogen.
She has had severe aggressive in the forms of self injurious behaviors, destroying property, and being violent to other people. Apart of this, I have to contribute to those lovely hormones that puberty causes to go all out of wack. We have figured the majority of the aggression is a week before she would get her cycle. It is much like sereve PMS but comes out in behaviors.
It took me a good year to find an gynecologist that would see my daughter at a young age. Her pediatrician would not prescribed the birth control, he said he would only renew the prescription.
Anyway, K has been on the birth control sine May. Her behavior has vastly improved since being on this medication. K still has her moments, but is able to be redirected. On occasion she may need to be restained but very rarely now.
So, I am going to keep my fingers crossed and hope that this continues to work for her.
K was wonderful over 4th of July. Very calm and happy – she really had a good time!
A few weekends ago, we went picking produce. K was not to into doing that. But she was fine – there were no dread meltdowns and she was able to wait to get ice cream!!!
So yes I will take any and all improvements!