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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:31 PM
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52. I cannot take an adult dosage of Tylenol
because I am only 100 lbs. I take "children's" dosage of OTC meds. It took me many years, and adverse reactions, to learn this. Hell, I have had DOCTORS over medicate me as an adult. It's your SIZE not your AGE that determines the dosage. Don't have a medical degree but life experience has taught me that.

While I don't like the religious undercurrents of objections to Plan B, I can understand the need for SOME oversight on this. I also had problems taking the pill decades ago. Trial and Error. I couldn't the combination pill (bleeding) because of the estrogen. I took the mini pill. NOBODY can know THAT, not even doctors, until you have a reaction to it. I would hope a licensed pharmacist, non-religious one, would be the best person to dispense these to VERY YOUNG girls. I did take the pill when I was 10 for amenorrhea and had a bad reaction to it, but again, even a doctor cannot know this beforehand. SOME women WILL have reactions, but that doesn't mean ALL women will and that we should go overboard because of the few. Greater good applies.
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