difficult child had his physical today. He got two vaccines. Meningitis, and DPT. They were out of Chicken Pox(2nd dose). I was told they lowered the age for tetenas from 14 to 11, so he needed this. Only it wasn't just tetenas, it was DPT. I questioned this and they told me it is more effective than just the tetenas alone. I was concerned about the meningitis also. I called prior to the appointment. to talk to the nurse about possible side effects. I didn't want to ask in front of difficult child. Doctor strongly suggests this vaccine. She said they have not had any reported side effects here. difficult child continuously asked the doctor if he is 100% sure that he won't get meningitis now. Dr. just nodded saying, that's right, you are protected now. He is 12.5 years old. 58 1/4 inches and 92 pounds. He is at the "short" end of the growth charts. That worries me. Since I am 6' tall, my family is tall two that are 6'7". husband is not as tall. Someone told me that he hasn't grown because of the medication he takes. So, this prompts me to ask all you experts. I didn't see anything as far as growth listed for Lamictal or Topomax. Anyone else hear of such a thing?