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Board: Children's Health 02-03-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By marisuela
Re: How to tell my 9 year old son that he has OCD

Be honest and straightforward, but keep it positive!

You might start by pointing out that we all have challenges. Maybe show him some inspiring video stories about people who have different...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-18-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,828
Posted By marisuela
Re: 9 month old has major separation anxiety

All 4 of mine went through this at that age. They HATED everyone that wasn't me! It made getting a babysitter way more work than it was worth, so I took them with me everywhere. The good news is,...
Board: Children's Health 08-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,128
Posted By marisuela
Re: How many words should a 24 month old say?

My oldest was speaking in whole sentences well before 24 months (I'm a stay at home mom and at the time her military dad was working VERY short days so we were both around a LOT to teach her).... but...
Board: Children's Health 08-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,306
Posted By marisuela
Re: Head lice

Coconut oil is supposed to be good to keep lice out of hair. A few drops ran through the hair like a conditioning serum should do the trick....

As far as getting the nits out? All I know is the...
Board: Parenting Issues 08-18-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,313
Posted By marisuela
Re: Destructive child

Has he always been this way, or is this a new thing?
Board: Children's Health 08-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By marisuela
Re: Child Cowers

Sounds like it's just part of his personality. Some kids don't like any sort of confrontation and they "hide" from it. It's not a learned behavior, or an indication of anything traumatic in their...
Board: Children's Health 05-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By marisuela
Re: Desperate mother looking for help

What does your daughter eat on a typical day? Do you keep a food journal? Do her school teachers know that she needs her diet to be monitored (kids often trade lunches and such)?

One of my...
Board: Children's Health 05-07-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By marisuela
Re: 10 year old diagnosed w mood disorder

It is very possible that the diagnosis is NOT true.

My oldest is the same age and she had similar behaviors as yours, but not anymore. We realized she was reacting to all artificial dyes in...
Board: Urology 02-16-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By marisuela
uti, can't take antibiotics... Help?

I have a uti and it's miserable. I can't take the normal antibiotics, as I had bad reactions to cipro, and the other two in its class (leva-something, and I can't remember the other one), and I am...
Board: Children's Health 02-16-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By marisuela
perforated eardrum....

My 4 year old daughter has a perforated eardrum. Started with allergies and fluid in her ear, after we put her on allergy meds (per the doctors instructions), her eardrum burst and she has had tons...
Board: Parenting Issues 12-11-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,220
Posted By marisuela
Re: Feel very guilty about spanking my 6 year old daugther.

I wish more parents would spank their kids. Don't feel bad. How is she now?
Board: Parenting Issues 12-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,921
Posted By marisuela
Re: 3 year old anger issues

I recognize this is an older thread, but figure I will throw in my two cents....

Does your son eat anything with red dye (or any other colored dyes)? Red dye reactions can cause exactly what you...
Board: Children's Health 12-11-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By marisuela
When to send a child to school?

My 9 year old daughter came down with a fever, cough, stuffy nose, headache, etc.... last Tuesday night. Her fever was a pretty steady 104.5 most of the day on Wednesday (it did go down to 101-102...
Board: Children's Health 12-11-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By marisuela
Re: My child took Aspirin...

I used to sneak and eat aspirin like it was candy when I was a kid, and so did a lot of my friends (they made it taste so good back then!). We're all fine. I think your daughter will be fine, too. ...
Board: Children's Health 12-11-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By marisuela
Re: Please Help-9 Year old

It's never easy when our children are ill and nobody can tell us why!

My first thought is are you sure her ongoing symptoms aren't caused by the supplements? Sorry, I don't know your (her)...
Board: Children's Health 12-05-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By marisuela
Re: Sleepless Child

What does your daughter eat? Diet can be a HUGE factor in how our children behave and it affects sleeping habits, too.

It is possible your daughter is allergic to something in her diet that is...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 11-07-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,533
Posted By marisuela
Re: My husband is ADD... he drives me crazy

Ummmm.... Leah, no offense, but it doesn't really sound like your ADD has actually gotten better, either (ADD isn't usually something that goes away.... the symptoms can lessen over time, but they...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-07-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By marisuela
Re: ADHD and theft?

Impulse control and ADD go hand in hand. A lot of theft happens on impulse....

BUT, I second Bob's thoughts.... We are responsible for our actions! :)
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-05-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By marisuela
Re: Seeking advice on non-med measures for 10 yr old

I don't have any books to share, but I do have a lot of experience.... :)

I have ADD, and have been on adderall ever since being diagnosed back in 1998, maybe? My oldest is 8 and though she...
Board: Digestive Disorders 08-28-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By marisuela
Re: 80 mgms of Kristalose yesterday & today...and nothing.

So I found this post while searching for information on magnesium. I don't really have any experience on this particular board, but I do have some experience with things not moving!

My personal...
Board: ADD / ADHD 08-26-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,844
Posted By marisuela
Re: Adderall first experience....is this normal?

It sounds to me like your "time release" Adderall released all at once. I am not a fan of time released medications, because I don't see how they can predict that the medications will break down at...
Board: Children's Health 08-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,668
Posted By marisuela
Re: My 2 year old has bald spots?

There are a lot of reasons a toddler's hair will fall out. Alopecia, ringworm, lack of vitamins, thyroid disorders, bad shampoo, hard water, swimming in a pool with too much chlorine, etc..... it...
Board: Children's Health 08-12-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By marisuela
Re: Very Sexually Agressive 5 Year old Girl

Krause, you should definitely tell the mother. It's very possible the child is just acting out in a way that she knows is inappropriate just to shock or test you.... it seems like extreme behavior...
Board: Children's Health 08-12-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By marisuela
Re: Hand foot mouth....

Thank you! I will definitely try the paste, and I will look for the aveeno packs too. I sure hope we don't have to deal with this too much longer, because I just hate to see her hurting and so...
Board: Children's Health 08-11-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By marisuela
Hand foot mouth....

This is such a pain! My two yearn old has hand foot mouth disease that she picked up from her cousin (whose mom KNEW she was sick, but didn't bother telling anyone!)..... So my baby has huge painful...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By marisuela
Re: Trouble with my 5 week olds sleep patterns

How is your baby sleeping now? It usually isn't until around 3-4 months that babies really start to sleep more at night, so if he's not there yet, hang in there! It sounds like you are doing just...
Board: ADD / ADHD 06-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By marisuela
Re: I'm New and desprate for enlightment

So my first question for you is what do you think is missing in your life that drives you to keep moving on to new things? It seems like you are trying to fill a hole in your life. My next question...
Board: ADD / ADHD 06-10-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,428
Posted By marisuela
Re: Long Term Reaction to Adderall and Similiar Meds

Are you sure it's the adderall, and not something else causing your symptoms? I have never heard of anyone reacting like that to adderall, and I know a ton of people who have been on it for many...
Board: Children's Health 04-13-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By marisuela
Re: Help with Son Age 7 and Social/Physical Issues

Yeah, I don't think you're doing your son any favors by constantly being there and holding his hand. If he has a problem, he'll let you know. But if you are constantly there, "feeling so bad for...
Board: Children's Health 04-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,585
Posted By marisuela
Re: 7 year old - overweight - I NEED A DIET PLAN

Most picky eaters are trained to be that way. Nobody is going to like EVERYTHING that's put in front of them, but the kids who absolutely refuse to eat something refuse because they are allowed to...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-03-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,871
Posted By marisuela
Re: Adderal wearing off and feeling tired

Try taking regular adderall twice a day, instead of xr once a day. It might take a few tries to get the dosage right for you. I take 15 mgs around 7am and another 15mgs around 2pm and it keeps me...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,502
Posted By marisuela
Sick, sick, sick.... ALWAYS sick!

We lived in one place for 5 1/2 years. We started there with one 15 month old little girl. During the time we lived there, we had 2 more little girls. When we moved, almost two years ago, the...
Board: Parenting Issues 02-26-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,053
Posted By marisuela
Re: 9yr old boy biting himself

Did you ever approach him about this? Has he done it since then?

I don't want to alarm you, but it sounds like you have a fairly normal, healthy kid on your hands! He knew not to talk back to...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 02-26-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,034
Posted By marisuela
Re: 3 Month old having bowel movement only every 7-8 days!!

Something you might look into is GERD. Your son might have silent symptoms (that's what my 3rd baby's doc called it.... I don't know if that's an official term, or just made up!). My 3rd got all...
Board: Children's Health 02-26-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By marisuela
Re: loose stools.. plz any advice

Is this a new problem, or has it always been this way? If it's a new problem, it might be due to a stomach bug (there's almost always a stomach bug going around this time of year). My 8 year old...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-26-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,947
Posted By marisuela
Re: my insurance refuses to cover my adderall!

The world of health insurance can be a scary place full of ominous words, confusing phrases, and supervisors who magically disappear anytime you ask to speak with them! AND YET, when you do get...
Board: Lasik Eye Surgery 02-24-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,576
Posted By marisuela
Re: Should I do it?

My only regret about lasik, is that I wish I had done it sooner! It's been just over 5 years since my lasik, and it's the best thing I've ever done for myself! Yes, the 6 month recovery was...
Board: Lasik Eye Surgery 02-21-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,928
Posted By marisuela
Re: I had LASIK 5 days ago... HELP!

I understand what you are saying, but look at where you are coming from. You had a bad experience. Not everyone has a bad experience, though.

My lasik turned out to be the best thing I've ever...
Board: Lasik Eye Surgery 02-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,916
Posted By marisuela
Re: Did I make a mistake?

Russler, make sure you aren't allergic to the antibiotics they're giving you! I had pink eye once and I had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics they gave me. It made my eye SOO red and swollen...
Board: Lasik Eye Surgery 02-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,928
Posted By marisuela
Re: I had LASIK 5 days ago... HELP!

Back to the original topic....

Dry eyes and blurriness are just a part of lasik. From what I've read, it happens at least 98% of the time. "Give it time," is probably one of the most annoying...
Board: Parenting Issues 02-14-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,011
Posted By marisuela
Re: my sons' behavior is VERY concerning need advice PLEASE

First, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a family member is such a terrible thing to have to go through. I pray you and your family will find peace through this trial.

Second, I have to...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-13-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By marisuela
Re: How can I lower my food bill?

If you want to keep your budget to a certain amount, plan for it. Set your budget, and plan a weekly menu that fits that budget. There are tons of websites that offer healthy menu ideas for people...
Board: Parenting Issues 02-13-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,011
Posted By marisuela
Re: my sons' behavior is VERY concerning need advice PLEASE

I'm curious how your twins are doing now? It does sound like normal 3 year old behavior that you are describing. Kids experiment with action=reaction sequences all the time. Most kids learn how to...
Board: Children's Health 02-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,959
Posted By marisuela
Re: a small childs anger, REALLY SCARED, need advice

ADHD is extremely hard to diagnose in a 3 year old. I'd go as far as to say it's flat out irresponsible for a doctor to even attempt to make a diagnosis at that age, no matter how smart your child...
Board: Children's Health 02-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,711
Posted By marisuela
Re: my son has been complaining of a tummy ache for 3 days!

How odd that it turned out to be 5th disease! Did he have ANY of the classic symptoms? Diarrhea is a symptom, but usually it comes with other symptoms, too. Very strange! Well, I'm sorry he's...
Board: Children's Health 02-07-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,711
Posted By marisuela
Re: my son has been complaining of a tummy ache for 3 days!

If he has a stomach virus, he might not necessarily run a fever. Most of the time when my kids have a stomach bug, they actually run a degree lower than normal! It's kind of weird, but that's just...
Board: Children's Health 02-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,369
Posted By marisuela
Re: Long story - Need advice, suggestions, help!

Okay, deep breaths.... in and out.... slowly.... ;)

I totally understand the freaking out, I really do! Vaccines are always scary, and afterwards, I'm always left wondering if I did the right...
Board: Children's Health 02-06-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,428
Posted By marisuela
Re: possible yeast infection-7yr old daughter

Stomach pains with bowel movements? Could she have reflux or indigestion? When I was pregnant (all 4 times), I would get really bad indigestion, and for some reason it always caused bad stomach...
Board: Schizophrenia 02-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By marisuela
Re: My thoughts wake me up

My thoughts ALWAYS used to wake me up! Then I found out I have ADD, got on adderall, and haven't had that problem anymore, except for when I've been pregnant/nursing and off adderall for the time. ...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-26-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,992
Posted By marisuela
Re: Accidental overdose on Adderall

I am constantly telling my oldest daughter that communication is crucial! Keep in mind that if you'd told someone right away, and explained the situation, you're a lot more likely to be believed,...
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