Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Lu | 2012-05-08

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Pyn in bene en voete..

Hi Doc,

Ek het ''n ruk gelede gevra oor my dogter (4) wat elke nou en dan pyne in haar bene kry, veral deur die nag as sy slaap, Dr het aangedui dat dit tipies is vir die ouderdom en dat dit moontlike groeipyne kan wees.
My seuntjie (amper 2) kla party aande (minder gereeld as sussie) ook van pyn, hy word wakker en huil en se heeltyd eina en dan hou hy sy voet vas, ek kon nog nie bepaal of dit net die 1 voet of albei voete is nie maar as ek dit vir hom vryf of ek gee iets soos ponstan dan slaap hy weer rustig verder. Klink dit na iets waaroor ek moet bekommerd wees of kan dit ook net groeipyne wees?
Dankie!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Dit is moeilik om seker te wees oor jou seuntjie se klagte.Hy is nog baie jong om oor die gewone groeipyne te kla Is dit miskien moontlik dat hy sy sussie se klagte probeer naboots? Indien jy wel dink dat sy klagte eg is sal die beste wees om sy pediater te vra om hom te ondersoek net om seker te wees.

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Posted by: Firman | 2012-05-27

We''re off to the Child Psychiatrist tomorrow for the lltite one. Eldest has been to see him and after that trip is now medless. Things he told me that I didn''t know.1. Children should be on meds for 6mth to 1yr tops and then weaned off for a minimum of 2 weeks, 4 if you can handle it. We''d been on risperdal for 2+yrs and it had rebounded (created the symptoms it was suppose to be helping with)2. If you have to increase the dose it''s the wrong meds. Go back to step one and try something new. We''d increaded the risperdal over those 2yrs.Not, that it is perfect but he can handle himself. No, I don''t regret using the risperdal, he couldn''t even sit to eat a meal, sit at a stoplight without a mild anxiety attack (claustrophobia) and the dual thoughts you could see smoke coming out of his ears :) And it did help the destructive/self harming behaviours but most of that has been hard work btwn him and I and not the meds.Little boy''s having attention/sensory issues. They have reached the " now what do I do"  stage... He''s the only Child Psych in our area that will see autistic children and deal with meds. My Ped doesn''t pretend to know them well enough and we''re pls''d to have the second opinion.

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