Category: Pharmaceuticals

Episode #18 | Sleep Issues

Episode #18 | Sleep Issues

I don’t know about you, but I’ll do just about anything to get a decent night of sleep.  In this episode of ISAAC’s Autism in the Wild you’ll find that you’re not alone if you have unconventional strategies to encourage sleep as well as hear more about:

  • How anxiety effects sleep
  • The pros and cons of Melatonin
  • Discussion of prescription sleep aids
  • School conflict regarding missing school or arriving late
  • Pros and Cons to strict sleep routines
  • Possible sleep triggers you may not have thought about
  • Successful sleep strategies
Episode #15 | CBD Debate

Episode #15 | CBD Debate

Our goal as parents is to help our special needs loved one become the best they can be.  CBD has been a hot debate for many years.  In this podcast we discuss why some parents have elected to give it a try.  Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Difference between CBD and THC varieties
  • Why parents consider using CBD
  • Parent testimonials of using CBD with pharmaceuticals
  • ‘Autism Buffet’ analogy used by Dr. Lauren Swineford
  • Comfort parents feel for being able to try something that might help their child
Episode #3 | Pros and Cons of Pharmaceuticals

Episode #3 | Pros and Cons of Pharmaceuticals

Parents are often faced with making very difficult decisions when it comes to the welfare of their children.  Choosing to explore the world of pharmaceuticals for their child is often one of them. In this podcast I was joined by a large group of parents who shared with us:

  • Why they chose to try pharmaceuticals with their child affected by autism;
  • Side effects  and negative experiences they encountered prescription medications;
  • Strategies for onboarding new medications;
  • What happens when your child is resistant to taking the medications;
  • Why some parents have chosen to avoid the use of prescription medications.