I have read several of the posts and I feel people actually understand in here. I have a 14 year old son who has been suffering from anxiety now for almost 3 years. It has been so hard on me as a mother to sit and watch him suffer. At first we weren't even sure what it was. He just started getting sick one year every morning before school. He even ended up in the ER for fluids and tests, but nothing was wrong. We began to realize he didn't want to go to school. His doctor now keeps saying its part of puberty and he will hopefully "outgrow" it. I kept hoping and hoping but its just getting worse. I finally, against all my will, tried Prozac last year but he had a reaction to it after two days. He is now to the point where he really doesn't want to leave the house and feels sick if we do and gets sick at the movies, etc. No one understands and think I just baby him all the time. For a while I started believing that. But he is also failure to thrive and I don't know if it has to do with the anxiety too. He is 14 and only weighs around 90 pounds. He is so thin but otherwise healthy and does play sports, although he does have bouts of not wanting to go sometimes and getting sick before games. I have been trying to find a good doctor who will work with him and maybe try another medication. I just feel at my wits end sometimes and so alone and don't know what to do to help him. I worry because he will be starting high school next year and he does not handle any change well at all. Someone told me it sounds like he has agoraphobia. Anxiety runs in my family unfortunately and I wonder if it is hereditary? Please, any advice would be appreciated.
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