Hi, I'm Lynne, a brand new member. I was searching for info on medication. alternatives and found you. I've been reading over some of the threads and thinking, " wow, there are others out there who are also holding on by their fingertips just like me." I love how quick you all are to support each other. It's almost like a live conversation. I am an exhausted mum, trying to make my way through the minefield of getting a diagnosis and help for my 14 yr old son. It's taken us 16 months (this time) to get where we are now, with a confirmed diagnosis of AS but no supports in place yet. Our family is subject to meltdowns and almost meltdowns daily, which include verbal and physical attacks and destruction of property by my difficult child. (by the way' what do those letters stand for?) I'm so tired at the moment.