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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 06:36 PM
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Worried about putting my little boy an A.D.D. med. It's one thing for me
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Edited on Wed Dec-29-10 06:37 PM by GreenPartyVoter
to take risks with my bipolar meds, but it feels completely different reading all those potential side effects that could happen to my baby.

Anyone else been through this? Did you go ahead with the meds or did you back out?
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  -Worried about putting my little boy an A.D.D. med. It's one thing for me GreenPartyVoter  Dec-29-10 06:36 PM   #0 
  - I was forced to put my son on ritalin  knowbody0   Dec-29-10 07:53 PM   #1 
  - The agony right now is this is the child of a bipolar mom. I went into this  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-29-10 08:26 PM   #2 
     - good luck to you both  knowbody0   Dec-29-10 09:32 PM   #3 
        - I checked in with him before giving him the pill to see if he had any symptoms  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-30-10 07:14 AM   #4 
  - there is a huge overlap in bp and add in kids  mopinko   Dec-30-10 09:22 AM   #5 
  - Thanks, Mo. He's just about to turn 11. So far so good. He had a little  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-30-10 10:11 AM   #7 
  - GPV, have stayed out of this due to lack of experience,  elleng   Dec-30-10 09:38 AM   #6 
  - Thanks, ellen. :^)  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-30-10 10:12 AM   #8 
  - i forgot to say-  mopinko   Dec-30-10 03:23 PM   #9 
  - For the longest time I didn't think I had a troubled child. Just an extremely emotionally immature  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-30-10 05:16 PM   #12 
     - how would you know? some of them do.  mopinko   Dec-30-10 06:26 PM   #14 
        - I guess my fear is that it took until my mid-30s before anyone figured out  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-30-10 07:04 PM   #15 
           - he will be fine.  mopinko   Dec-30-10 07:12 PM   #16 
              - Thanks Mo *hugs*  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-30-10 09:50 PM   #17 
  - Your son has one thing going for him. You.  EFerrari   Dec-30-10 03:29 PM   #10 
  - Thank you. I am so sorry that your family has been through the drug hell. So far  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-30-10 05:14 PM   #11 
     - I used to watch in 12 hour increments for the first three days  EFerrari   Dec-30-10 05:38 PM   #13 
  - I've been on ritalin since I was 6. I'm fine!  Odin2005   Jan-09-11 04:04 PM   #18 
  - My daughter was diagnosed as bipolar I one year ago.  momto3   Jan-10-11 06:39 AM   #19 
     - Thanks for sharing, momto.  elleng   Jan-12-11 10:23 AM   #20 
 

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