Re: new mom here
Many years ago my son's teachers were insisting he had ADD, and as a mom I had to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. He must have been 9-10 years old. I didn't think he had it, nor did his psychologist, nor his allergy doctor. But the psychologist suggested a plan. Give him Ritalin for a few weeks, don't tell the teachers. If I don't see a difference, or see a bad difference, stop the meds. So I did that. After about a month, I asked the teachers if they had noticed a difference. NO, and MOM NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT ADD. I informed them he had been taking Ritalin for a month, and since that didn't seem to be the problem, he would be coming off them immediately. Stopped them in their tracks. That was years before we discovered he had Aspergers. I'm the one with ADHD, but it is mostly caused by a wheat allergy.
What I'm saying is, if you decide to try the meds, you can stop them just as quickly. Moms are with the kids, we see the differences. Doctors want us to just do what they say, no questions asked. When I encounter a doctor like that, I find another doctor. Also, sometimes, those of us with Aspergers need a lower dosage (of all meds) than normal people, even 1/2 or less. Even my allergy doctor has learned to give me tiny doses. A friend with some Aspergers traits was given an antidepressant, and it didn't help. They halved the dose, and he feels much better.