posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 01:13 AM
Originally posted by NewEmpire816
heres a good way to put a stop to all of this...Dont put your child on any Meds!!! (unless its really needed due to some medical issues obviously)
kids are supposed to be hyper full of energy and yes rebelious at times, its in their nature, its nobodys fault but the parents that they cant control
their kids and resort to putting them on these drugs which have horrible effects. Just look at most medicine they put on TV the side effects are worse
then what the drug is treating in most cases, i dont really trust anything chemically made, i rarely use any medication even when i'm sick.
I was forced to. My daughter's missing part of her brain and it literally keeps her awake....all night long. Ever since she was a baby. I'd go NUTS
praying she'd take a nap, something anything. We just never knew what the issue was until she was 3. They found out by an MRI. Her pediatric
neurologist put her on clonidine nightly. Oh my God, what a Godsend! Sleep. Blessed, blessed sleep! She's 16 now and has been on clonidine for 13
years, with a brief 2 months off last year and this year where she kept everyone in the house awake because she wanted someone to play with her. When
you've been up all day long, taken her to every park you can think of, played video games with her and movies, eventually YOU want to go to bed
because you are so mentally exhausted. Her new psych doctor put her back on clonidine but it wasn't enough. I asked about adding melatonin, thinking
maybe her brain wasn't making enough. He agreed that was fine and she's slept fine ever since.
I've had good, and bad experiences with my meds, myself. I suffer from a chronic pain condition and neuropathy. At one point I was put on neurontin
for pain. It's a seizure med I later learned. It caused my tongue to swell insanely and I couldn't swallow. The doctor took me off of it. Because
of the condition, I often don't sleep. I get maybe a few hours a day, if that. I was put on Ambien in the past and suffered horrific hallucinations.
After bouncing from sleep med to sleep med, I was finally put on trazadone. Add to that a small dose of melatonin and now I sleep fine, but not
conked to the world.
Some meds you need, and you have to take. BUT, I think there should be more caution in getting some of these meds approved. Unless you're like the
woman on YouTube with breast cancer and dying immediately, they should do a HECK of a lot more research about the medication, it's side effects, it's
benefits, and please, no more "off-uses" of medication by doctors. If it's approved by the FDA for seizures, use it for seizures. It's crazy what
they push through nowadays.
edit on 4/28/2012 by happyhomemaker29 because: (no reason given)