For those with a child that takes Intuniv and Zoloft do you give both in the morning?
My son already takes Intuniv/Guanfacine extended release in the morning (3mg) and we are debating on adding Zoloft to help w some anxiety and also aggression which I feel is anxiety masked by anger. A pediatric psychiatrist recommended low dose Zoloft (sertraline) but left it up to us at what time to give it. And I’m not sure yet. Is AM better for Zoloft or PM?
My son has also been having a lot of anxiety w sleep and wakes up in the middle of the night. 😕
Any advice? We have the 25mg Zoloft prescription that we haven’t started yet. But we’re thinking of starting it at a 12.5mg dose by cutting it in half. Thx in advance for your help.
My son is 6yo. He also gets weekly therapy and has IEP at school. His diagnosis is severe ADHD + Level 1 ASD.
Perhaps do a genetic test, which may show Zoloft would not be good for your child. If you have any doubts, try that first. Or do they have sensory sensitivities or defensiveness to sensory overload, demand avoidance. Is the school avoiding their triggers, building connection? Perhaps also try occupational therapy first to see if you get progress from OT.
Yeah my son already gets OT a few times a week at school and she address both fine motor and sensory integration. Now the school and are they avoiding the triggers - more than likely they are NOT catching those triggers and NOT connecting which is probably part of what may lead him to feel angry and annoyed.... it's NYC DOE so anything is possible!