Thank you all for your replies. It really helps to hear that other people are going through similar experiences. It was scary to me to even think about putting him on any meds, but after going through this month after month after month, I felt it was time to do something. Anything! Getting the phone calls from school, or even anticipating them, made MY anxiety worse. I feel like I’m always looking at my phone, hoping that it doesn’t ring, for fear that it might be his school calling to say I need to come get him, or to tell me that he has done something bad again. Sadly, when he does get in trouble at school, it completely disrupts our home life on an emotional level. Like Sosdesign mention in her post above, it affects the entire household and its dynamic. It’s a major strain.