removal of medication

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Kjs, May 1, 2007.

  1. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    Would the removal of a medication show results quickly? difficult child was taken off of remerom 6 days ago. The last month has been horrible. He has been so very much better this past week. I thought if that caused him to get worse (only on about 6 weeks) that it would take a while to show affects. i am hoping that was the cause of the last six weeks of ups and downs. Mostly downs, crying, yelling.
  2. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Sometimes simply knowing that a change has been made with the expectation of improvement can be enough. I remember when difficult child 1 was told that he had ADHD - his disruptive behaviour was NOT his fault - he relaxed a lot and actually improved a bit.

    But it does sound to me like SOMETIHING is improved, and it could be dropping a medication that wasn't helping.

  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Yup, could be the placebo effect in reverse. I really don't know the half life of remeron though kt took it for a long time.

    Hope the improvement continues.
  4. exhaustedmumof2

    exhaustedmumof2 New Member

    i believe you would see an immediate improvement by dropping the remeron. As soon as we took difficult child off of remeron he was so much better.