Please my daughter is 14 and is diagnosed with autism, and is having a extreme time with menstrual cycles. It is extremely stressful for her also expensive, she cannot stand any blood on pads and wont try or listen about tampax. I dont know what to do this is causing her to miss school, she is in the bathroom constantly.
A nurse mentioned seasonale or seasonigue but I dont know much about this and how would she handle this and what side effects.This is becoming a major issue and I really need help. Can anyone advise me or suggest. I am going to take her to a doctor to bring this up but would like to be informed on ideas or what has worked in this situation. Please help , I am making walgreens rich this time of the month . I have tried to explain this to her many times , she just does not deal with this at all.
I think that you should seriously consider trying birth control pills, such as the Seasonale or Seasonique. If the side-effects of those are too difficult, you can also just try regular birth control pills and skip the "reminder" pills. That will give you the option of skipping just every other month or several in a row. If nothing else, the pills should make her periods shorter and lighter, which I'm sure would also make things a little easier.
If the side-effects of a specific type of birth control pill are too much, don't give up on the idea. Have her doctor switch her to another type. You could also look into the Depo-provera shot.
You may also try doing an internet search for "autism and periods" to see what other parents are doing who are going through the same thing you are. There are also books on teaching personal care to kids with autism that you might want to search for on one of the book-buying sites.
I hope you find something that works. Best of luck to you and your daughter.