Ok, here's the deal. I am lost, confused, and just want to break down and have a temper tantrum all my own. My difficult child, is having panic attacks I think. His therapist is away for 2 weeks (not good as he is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and VERY ritualistic). So, I turn to you to help me get through this and bring it up to his therapist next time I see her. Yesterday my difficult child had a baseball game. As we were getting ready his sisters came in and said there was a black cloud coming. I turned on the news and we were under a tornado warning, had a tornado touch down about 20 miles from here, and a storm was coming. My difficult child starts to freak out, crying, running in circles, saying goodbye to the dogs. Crying cause he didnt want to die, the house was going to fall in, his toys would be lost. He was out of it. The storm passed in less than 30 minutes, just a little bit of rain and wind. Nothing big. We ate dinner, my difficult child refused to eat saying he wasnt hungry. He then had the runnies afterwards. They were nasty and of course I had to look to please him or another melt down would insue. So, could this be his anxiety? Should he be medicated for these "episodes"? They are becoming more frequent, but at therapy he is an "angel". Hard to explain to an outsider what I go through and what I see. Also, he breaks out in rashes for no apparent reason and itches himself raw. These have become more frequnt also. He was sent to an allergist and nothing was found to be out of the ordinary. So, here I am back at square one! I quit drinking a while back, but I really need a drink now!