Article on old flu drug that helps brain injury

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by gcvmom, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46577897/ns/health-health_care/#.T08vsoePngU

    And coincidentally, our psychiatrist rx's this off-label for difficult child 2 in place of Intuniv to help with focus and attention because it is not sedating like Intuniv is. I have to say, after the ramp up that took several weeks, difficult child 2 seems to really be improving. He doesn't fall asleep in class. He gets his homework done. He's not taking naps after school every day. It really has helped him. I had no idea about the benefits it has for brain injury recovery.

    Now I'm wondering if it would be a good medication for husband...
     
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Well, husband has had brain surgery so it wouldn't be that much of leap....
     
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    That's kinda what I was thinking. Not to mention the damage seizures do. Though he hasn't really had any since we doubled up on AE's. I just thought it was interesting, plus it may explain some of the improvements I've seen in difficult child 2 this year.
     
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