Starting medications

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by GinAndTonic, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. GinAndTonic

    GinAndTonic New Member

    I really hoped it wouldn't come to this, but... well, it did. My son started medications yesterday. We're giving Lamictal a try.
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Good luck, medicating your child can be a very difficult personal decision. My advice is to familiarize yourself with the potential adverse reactions, know who to contact should one occur and also how long before you can expect to see an improvement. Keep us updated on how he (and the rest of the family) are adjusting. :)
  3. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Good luck and keep us posted!
  4. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Every kid reacts differently to medications, but I want to give you a little hope. I have two kids who take Lamictal with very good results and virtually no side effects. Just start low and go slow with the titration to avoid the rare risk of a rash.

    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
  5. GinAndTonic

    GinAndTonic New Member

    Thanks, guys. It's scary, but it really seems to be necessary.

    smallworld -- can I ask what side effects you have seen? I know about the rash and I've read the package insert, but anecdotes are always welcome.
  6. Lulu

    Lulu New Member

    G&T, best of luck. Keep us posted on how he responds.