Tag Archives: medication

Witnessing a traumatic event has resulted in OCD behaviours in my son.

I read one of your letters/emails from a woman whose nephew washes his hands a lot. My son does this as well. It started after he and my husband were in a fatal car crash. My husband, my son and … Continue reading

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My daughter is seeing a therapist and is on medication but I don’t think it is helping.

My teenage daughter was diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. She is currently on Luvax. I noticed that she is very pushy with friends and will ask a million times the same question until she gets the desired answer. She recently … Continue reading

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My son suffers from very bad hives and the prescribed medication does not seem to work.

My one-year-old son woke up the other morning covered in hives. They were all over his belly and sides and a few on his back. By the afternoon they had spread to his entire torso area front and back and … Continue reading

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I think my son has a germ phobia but no one else agrees with me.

I think my son has a germ phobia, but he, his mother, his brother, and his sisters don’t agree with me. My son washes his hands about 20 times a day, he showers for over an hour. This is just … Continue reading

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Is there a way to medicate my teenager without him knowing about it?

My 15-year-old son refuses to take concerta 54 mg prescribed to him by his doctor. Is there a way to put it in his system without him knowing about it? No, I would not advise this at all. I would … Continue reading

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How can I help my daughter transition from children’s medication to pills?

My twelve-year-old daughter is getting too old to take children’s medication, but she finds it virtually impossible to swallow a pill. If she has a fever or prescription, we have a very difficult time getting her medication into her. How … Continue reading

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Do I need to leave the country to get a proper diagnosis for my daughter?

Our twelve-year-old daughter has spent the last ten months in devastating pain after a soccer injury. We have tried everything and nothing is helping. Finally we have had a so-called diagnosis of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. I am a Canadian … Continue reading

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My son’s migraines are keeping him from school.

My son has had generalized anxiety since age four, he is now twelve-years-old. A few months ago he began experiencing depersonalization and migraine headaches with auras. He started a prescription of Paxil (slow release) 12.5, five weeks ago. The anxiety … Continue reading

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I know Christmas should be a happy time but it fills me with dread.

I know I should be looking forward to Christmas with my husband and children. My son (age 1) and daughter (age 4) are very excited about Christmas but I just think of Christmas with dread. I had a difficult childhood … Continue reading

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How can we transition our son to an earlier bedtime?

My son, who is currently two-and-a-half, was born with a serious heart conditon, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The trouble we are having is a sleep issue. Because of his heart, we have always been afraid to let him cry for … Continue reading

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