Advertisement

loader

Talk

Advanced search

Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you need professional help, please see our mental health webguide

DD 13 been put on Ad's

(1 Post)
Secrets2tell Mon 16-Jan-17 22:50:42

DD is 13 and has been having panic attacks and anxiety for 6 months. I have suffered from them for 20 years also. She has not wanted to see a doctor and we have been gently persuading her. I expected dr to maybe do bloods and rule out anything medical and suggest cbt - point us in the right direction but he put her onto citrolpram.

She wants to take them. I have no experience of Ad's and feel uncomfortable given her age but I am also aware of the importance of her getting better.

Ideally I would like to suggest other alternatives first. On the other hand I have learned to manage mine but it was a long road and they ruined my twenties and my career. I don't want her to go through the same. Either way I feel like I am failing her.

Can anyone offer advice?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now