Please give me advice or help for my son's safety

Sabrina - posted on 07/11/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son was diagnosed with ADHD back when he was like 5-6yrs old and this doctor put him on resperdall and all of sudden he wasn't able to swollow ANYTHING! I called his pediatrician and he said to increase the dosage but there was NO way I was goin to keep him on it specially for almost 3months we had to either puree EVERYTHING or give him baby food. He has since been off it but he stillhas issues swollowing thing's but he has also started to get breasts. Anyone who has some advice please help me. I am thinking of calling this lawsuit thing about the drug


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/11/2013




Well then you find a doctor that WILL listen. It does help if you have all of your ducks in a row, with symptom diaries, etc.

It is quite possible that the second doctor that you spoke with decided that if you were not heeding your first practitioner by not taking his directions about the medication (doc said increase dose, you did exact opposite and pulled him off of it), he did not want to take on a patient that wouldn't heed orders.

So, in order to have a physician evaluate your son's case, you'll need his symptom diary, dates and approximate times of episodes, duration of episodes, etc. You'll also need to present yourself as a calm, level headed parent who is only concerned about what's best for her child. (as opposed to the psychotic parent who insists that everyone is wrong...not that you do that, but for example)

Also, how long ago did the original symptoms occur? How long has it been since you've had him off the drug?

Sabrina - posted on 07/11/2013




I have tried talking to another doctor but they don't listen and my ex husband is NO help, he never was to begin with but now he lives clear across the US from us. Why would they put my son on an antisychotic medication when he has ADHD? I don't get it!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/11/2013




I would seek another doctors opinion and have a full exam done. Talk to them about different side effects of the drugs, and just hammer this away. Good luck.

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