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    Old 01-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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    I have a 26 year old daughter with downs.

    I have a 26 year old daughter with downs and she used to be very sociable, then one day she just stopped talking. I ask her questions and she just looks at me, sometimes she answers in a whisper. I had her at the doctors and he put her on a antidpressant which made her extremely hyper, she was running around the yard as fast as she could, so i quit giving it to her being she has heart problems and it was scaring me. Sometimes I think she has developed some sort of autismn.

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    Re: I have a 26 year old daughter with downs.

    I am sorry that you don't have more insight about what has caused your daughter to become timid. Perhaps the doctor put her on too high a dose. There are several medications out there that could really benefit rather than hurt your daughter.

    Has something happened recently in her life that might make her react in such a way? Are you able to ask her if something is bothering her?

    I hope she returns to herself and relieves you of the worry you must be feeling for her. Sincerely, searchin

    Old 02-16-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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    Re: I have a 26 year old daughter with downs.

    So it sounds like there is this sudden change in behavior, and you really sense a lot of negativity. It sounds like something has really influenced her.

    It sounds like communicaiton is difficult right now, but keep asking how she is. Can you understand what little she is saying? Really show her you're there for her, patiently. To me it seems that on the spot questions can be hard for them to answer. But down the line she might be compelled to say something when it just 'hits' her in an environment she feels comfortable to say what she feels.

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    Old 02-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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    Re: I have a 26 year old daughter with downs.

    Has something happened to your daughter to make her unsociable? It could even be something that you find insignificant, like somebody saying something negative to her or the death of a pet or a friend's pet. Have you had any family members/good friends move away recently? Or have you changed anything in her daily routine? It could be something that you might not even think could be affecting her.

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