Medications and supplements

View transcripts of past chats on this topic here: July 14, 2015, Oct 30, 2016,   and Feb 14, 2021.

The decision to take or not take medications can be very personal. Try to keep that in mind when responding #AutChat

If you mention weight or weight loss/gain today, we ask you to put “cw: weight” at the start of those tweets to increase accessibility for autistic people who have experienced sizeism and/or eating disorders and may find those topics triggering/distressing. #AutChat


Q1: Have you taken medications for autism-related issues or co-conditions before (e.g., migraines, anxiety)? #AutChat

Q2: How about supplements? #AutChat

Q3: Which medications or supplements were helpful (and for what)? #AutChat

Q4: Which medications or supplements were not helpful? Any weird reactions? #AutChat

Q5: How do you go about telling whether a med/supplement is helping you or not? #AutChat

Questions for this #autchat were written by @theoriesofminds.

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