Our son is now 7.5 years and has always had cyclical behaviours from age 3 these have become more pronounced and fit most criteria of FASD (but not the physical characteristics.) Birth mum was young and absent from care a lot during pregnancy and we know drink and drugs were a feature we can only guess it was more binge drinking.
He was recently prescribed Ritalin that was for Complex ADHD with sensory perception disorder and possibly attachment issues. Ritalin helped focus and impulsive reactions and behaviours but reduced his personality and had bad reactions coming down. He was on very low dose and could not tolerate slow release meds. Paediatrician assures me that his responses to meds indicate ADHD with possible FASD .
If it were FASD would it respond to meds and would it present in a cyclical way? I mean several bad months/ weeks and a few great days or weeks where we think there are very few problems and are being paranoid!