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Posted by Susan on February 17, 2000 at 21:53:21:

I have a 24 year old DS daughter. She was absolutely the sweetest child to walk the Earth until she started her period at the age of 19. Mood swings, behavior problems, violent outbursts, etc. was just the beginning. Our GYN put her on birth control pills. Oh how she improved. We had our sweet daughter back again until she was 21 and developed a blood clot in her leg...no more BC pills..the bad behavior began again and I'm not just talking about being a little bad...she was dangerous to our younger daughter, us and to herself. We tried Zoloft with no good results. Finally in August,'99 I had had it...she had hit us for the last time. I called her internist and told him that we needed help. He put her on Depakote for controlling the behavior and then referred us to a psychiatrist. We did blood work and have found out that she has a chemical imbalance. She is on 5 different medications daily. She is so-o-o much better. I asked the doctor if a hysterectomy would aleviate the problems and meds. He said that it would definately help but he thought that she would still have to take some of the meds but a lower dosage. Now I don't know what to do. She takes care of herself when she has her period. Why does she even need to have a period? Does anyone out there have a daughter that has had a hysterectomy? I really need some input from parents of adult DS daughters. Thanks

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