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So glad you got a rest. It sure does make a difference to get a break every once in a while. Parenting hurt children is so exhausting and trying. Good for you.http://nomoremoves.blogspot.com
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How often you check Prolactin levels depends. The most common side effect of risperdal is weight gain and after 2 years on 1 mg a day, the weight gain was significant. We cut the risperdal down to 1/2 mg a day (at night) and added lithium and that held us for another year. Almost 2 weeks ago, GB complained her nipples were sore. Last weekend she started with a bloody discharge from both nipples, so Monday I took her for a blood test to check the Prolactin level. It is high enough that she is at risk for developing a tumor (I think of the pituitary gland) so, reluctantly I had to take her off. The risperdal works so well, I have no idea what I will replace it with- probably at least 2 drugs- one for sleeping and an antipsychotic. Besides the FASD, she was diagnosed 3 years ago with Bipolar I, with psychotic features. With boys, I tend to be more careful- if they develop breast buds, which is a common side effect, I get their Prolactin levels checked every 3 months.
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Hey K - Saw your blog post last night, which seems to have disappeared this morning.... Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you all and am here if you need anything!
I saw last nights post to in my reader and want you to know that I am here and I hear you and if you want to chat about what is going on you can email me stellar parenting @ hotmail . com - rmove all the spaces. YOu are not a failure in any way and this is a really hard job. PS you can add me to your blogroll too, I know you know where I am.
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