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Re: Medication decision for child

Posted by Willow on June 16, 2001, at 21:46:50

In reply to Re: Medication decision for child Jane D, posted by SalArmy4me on June 16, 2001, at 19:33:41

> Are you telling people that they should mistrust their doctor and always follow their own usually uninformed whims? Doctors study this stuff, trust them. Chances are good that your doctor knows from first-hand clinical experience what works and what doesn't. Parents do not have any first-hand experience with highly psycho-active drugs.
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> There is no evidence to suggest that a similar reaction will occur if someone who is related takes the same drug. All that this person has to "rule out" all mood-stabilizers is a few bad experiences with one.

I have to agre with Jane and AMenz concerning the family's reaction to medications. My father is nowing seeing a psychiatrist who specializes in the lasting affects of these meds. She has said to me that yes there is a tendency for family members to react in similar manner to drugs; eg both my father and I are hypersensitive.

Trust the doctors with blind-faith! Hum-bug! If I had been more persitent about getting a previous medication lowered for my father he wouldn't have had his heart attack as young as he did. The medication was reduced after this.

My mother works directly with patients, talk to the caregivers, they know more about how medications affect individuals etc than doctors do.

AMenz give your child a hug and an ear with an open mind. Having your support will help her get through this. My best wishes to the both of you!

Willow


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